ATSE Awards 2023 Gala Dinner

Event details

Thursday 26 October 2023

ATSE Awards 2023 Gala Dinner
Open to all — ticketed event
EVENING: 6:30pm-10:00pm AEDT
National Arboretum Canberra
Forest Drive
Molonglo Valley ACT 2611


Also consider these date-adjacent events:

ATSE Fellows Networking Reception 
Open to ATSE Fellows and their nominated plus one only ~ Registration is essential
EVENING: Wednesday 25 October 2023
6:30pm–8:30pm AEDT
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600


ATSE New Fellows 2023 Showcase
Open to all — ticketed event
DAY: Thursday 26 October 2023
8:00am-4:00pm AEDT
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
+ livestreamed


General information
Find out more about accessibility, catering, dress code and other general items.

General event information

Accessibility requirements
Should you require assistance or special considerations to access the venues or hearing/visual aids to participate in functions, please include details during registration under ‘Accessibility Requirements’ to allow us to make for an inclusive, pleasant and comfortable experience during the showcase.

Catering & dietary requirements
At the ATSE New Fellows Showcase morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be provided as part of your registration. In addition there will be one complimentary barista coffee cart available throughout the showcase. Dietary requests will be catered for to the best of the caterer’s ability and individuals must take primary responsibility for their own health.
If you have not provided ATSE with your dietary requirement during registration, please contact us as soon as possible at events@atse.org.au.

Code of Conduct
ATSE is committed to leading a positive and ethical culture in which all persons treat each other with respect. Breaches of the Code of Conduct are to be reported and dealt with in accordance with the Code’s protocol.

COVID-safe event
Delegates attending the ATSE New Fellows Showcase and ATSE Awards Gala Dinner are required to adhere to ACT and Commonwealth Government COVID regulations and requirements.

The showcase and awards information is correct at the time of publishing. However, ATSE reserves the right to change the information where necessary without notice. In the event of industrial disruptions, the conference and organisers accept no responsibility.

Dress code
The dress code for all functions held at the National Portrait Gallery is smart casual. For the ATSE Awards Gala Dinner at the National Arboretum Canberra, the dress code is black tie.

Registration does not cover any general delegate insurance. Delegates are recommended to secure their own general travel insurance. ATSE does not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.

Name badges
Name badges must be worn at all times during the ATSE New Fellows Showcase as this will be your entry ticket.

Registration desk
The registration and information desk will be open for the duration of the ATSE New Fellows Showcase and will serve as your main point of contact for all enquiries.

ATSE Awards

ATSE Awards 2023 Gala Dinner

Thursday 26 October 2023
6:30pm-10:00pm AEDT
National Aboretum Canberra

The 2023 ATSE Awards Gala Dinner will continue a legacy of bringing together Australia’s brightest minds across STEM who are collaborating for a better Australia and world. The evening will celebrate the ATSE Awards winners in the following categories:

Clunies Ross Awards
Batterham Medal for Engineering Excellence
ICM Agrifood Award
Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship
David & Valerie Solomon Award
Traditional Knowledge Innovation Award
ATSE President’s Medal

We are pleased to share that the following high-profile guests will be joining us at the ATSE Awards 2023 at the National Arboretum in Canberra:

  • ATSE Fellow and Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) FTSE
  • The Honourable Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science
  • Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FTSE FAA, Australia’s Chief Scientist

ATSE Awards 2022

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney

ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney
ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney
ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney
ATSE Awards 2022 Winners, Sydney

2022 ATSE Award winners (left to right)
Jefferson Lam, Monash University, plant-to-panel solar engineer, Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship
Dr Zoë Doubleday, seafood safeguard specialist, University of South Australia, ICM Agrifood Award
Dr Joanne Daly PSM FTSE, ATSE change champion, ATSE President’s Medal
Professor Saeid Nahavandi FTSE, Deakin University, haptic systems pioneer, Clunies Ross Award
Professor Jason Monty, The University of Melbourne, COVID-19 healthcare game-changer, Clunies Ross Award
Dr Forbes McGain, Western Health, COVID-19 healthcare game-changer, Clunies Ross Award
Professor Veena Sahajwalla FTSE FAA, UNSW Sydney, Sustainable systems innovator, Clunies Ross Award
Dr George Chen, The University of Melbourne, dairy industry innovator, ICM Agrifood Award
Dr Aaron McFadyen, QUT, drone automation accelerator, Batterham Medal for Engineering Excellence

Absent: Associate Professor Laura Downie, The University of Melbourne, vision health innovator, David and Valerie Solomon Award


ATSE New Fellows Showcase

Thursday 26 October 2023
8:00am-4:00pm AEDT
National Portrait Gallery Canberra

During the day of Thursday 26 October ATSE will be holding the New Fellows Showcase. Join us as we welcome our 2023 Fellows elected by the Fellowship on the basis of excellence, accomplishment, and fit with a modern and future-facing Academy – ensuring they contribute to the Academy’s mission of helping Australians understand and use applied science, technology and engineering to solve complex problems. Over the day we will hold a number of panels to discuss the theme Breaking Barriers: Realising Australia’s technological advantage. This event is open to all.

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