ANZREG Conference 2019

October 23, 2019
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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
All Day

Location
Bond University


Please note that Best Practice Day | Developers’ Day is on the following day, Friday 25th October.

Program

Check out the preliminary program to see the excellent speakers we have lined up. The final program with session times is expected to be released in September.

Registration

Registrations will be opening shortly. This will be announced via the ANZREG email list, via the @anzreg2019 and on this site. Stay tuned.

Item Price
Conference (2 days including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
Conference Dinner (1)
$250.00
Best Practice/Developers' Day $70.00
Dinner only (for accompanying guests) $115.00
Corrigan Walk
Bond Heritage Trail
Free

All prices are in $AUD and are inclusive of GST.

Making the case to attend

You may need to convince your managers that paying to attend the ANZREG Annual Conference is a good investment, both for you and your institution. Here are some key benefits of attending, which will help you make your case:

  • Networking with other Ex Libris users in the ANZREG community is a great way to gain fresh ideas and learn about the cutting edge uses that others have developed for their Ex Libris products. The ANZREG user community can be a great resource. You will gather some great contacts and strengthen existing relationships.
  • The ANZREG Conference is attended by participants from across Australia and New Zealand. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with speakers and other delegates.
  • The knowledge and information gained from the conference is a great investment for your institution. You might consider offering a short presentation for your colleagues after the conference, using your notes and presentation slides on the ANZREG website to further share the knowledge that you gained.
  • The conference is focused on Ex Libris products and related current professional issues. The interactive discussions hosted during the Best Practice and Developers days foster the community’s ability to design and share best practice ways to work with Ex Libris applications.
  • The ANZREG Conference has been the starting point for customer initiatives that have influenced or escalated the development of high priority system functionality in Alma and Primo, such as the establishment of the Alma COUNTER metrics early adopters working group.
  • It is likely that attendees and presenters from other institutions are working on similar Ex Libris application management issues as your institution. Attending ANZREG offers the opportunity to speak personally with professionals at other sites to help brainstorm solutions, develop new strategies, and share your own experiences. It is the collective wisdom of Alma-L, Leganto-L and Primo-L lists, all in one place! You might even solve your problem over morning tea.

Another useful resource is: Make your business case for attending industry conferences / Jennifer Randolph (2012)

Networking & Social Events

The social events are included in the conference registration. When registering we do ask that you indicate if you will be attending.

Conference Dinner

Details to be advised. The ticket is included in the conference registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for accompanying guests. This promises to be a great networking opportunity.

Corrigan Art Walk

Indigenous art in building“Bond University is home to Australia's largest private collection of Indigenous art on public display... The Corrigan Walk Art Tour provides a fascinating insight into these works, highlighting the artists, the dreamtime stories woven into each piece and the history of Indigenous art.” – Bond University website.

 

 

Bond Heritage Trail

Bond University

Join this morning walk and talk to network with the early birds. It is a leisurely stroll along the Bond Heritage Trail. Breakfast is available for purchase at Lakeside after.

Venue & Accommodation

Princeton Room, Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Aerial view of Bond University campus

Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia

The timing and location of the conference makes this a great opportunity to extend your stay for a weekend.
The nearest airport is Gold Coast airport, with direct flights from many cities. However, for some visitors a direct flight to Brisbane may be preferred. From Brisbane airport you can take the Airtrain to several Gold Coast stations with transfers to accommodation areas.

 

 

Visit Bond University website for information on:

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Accommodation

Broadbeach is close to the beach and has a range of restaurants and cafes. It is only a short ride by bus or taxi to Bond University and is also a great area if you are looking for a shopping experience during your stay. Burleigh Heads and Mermaid Beach are other locations with a short ride by taxi. Use your favourite hotel booking service to search for these destinations.

The following hotels have also been used by conference visitors to Bond University. Some offer free or low-cost mini bus services that can be arranged to the University. This is a great option to share with other attendees.

Within walking distance of the venue

The Chancellor Executive Apartments
Address: 19 Lake Street, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227
Phone: +61 7 5553 6500
Web: www.thechancellor.com.au

The Chancellor Lakeside Apartments
Address: 1-7 Moores Crescent, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227
Phone: +61 7 5503 5900
Email: info@chancellorlakeside.com.au
Web: http://www.chancellorlakeside.com.au/

Further Afield

Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Address: 64 Palm Meadows Drive Carrara, Queensland Australia 4211
Phone: +61 7 5555 7700
Web: https://www.mercuregoldcoastresort.com.au/
8km

Novotel Hotel, Surfers Paradise
Address: 3105 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, 4217 Surfers Paradise
Phone: +61 7 5579 3499
Web: https://www.novotelsurfersparadise.com.au/
11km

Voco Hotel (formerly The Watermark)
Address: 31 Hamilton Avenue Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Queensland 4217
Phone: +61 7 5588 8333
Web: https://goldcoast.vocohotels.com/hotel/about
10 km

Accessibility

Bond University provides information on physical access, including a campus map of disabled parking areas and wheelchair accessible facilities.

The Committee is planning to make slides available prior to the conference for you to download to your own devices so that you can use your device's accessibility features.

If you have any concerns about being able to attend the conference due to accessibility challenges, do not hesitate to contact the Committee with your questions. Email us at anzreg.committee(at)mail.com.

Joining In

This year we encourage everyone to join the conversation from near and far via Twitter. Subscribe to anzreg2019 tweets, and follow the hashtag #anzreg. The Committee is also hoping to livestream the event. Stay tuned for more details, but remember that attending in person is the best way to experience the conference.

Key dates

30 July 2019Last date for notification of proposal acceptance
9 August 2019Speakers to confirm
1 September 2019Final program released
23 October 2019See you at #anzreg

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