Program and Workshops

Greetings Red Fire Monkeys! Can you believe that Conflux 12 is just over two weeks away?

We have put updates of the Program and Workshop schedules up for your consideration (both pages have downloadable PDF versions as well)

Check them out, and if you are keen to participate, send an email to chair@conflux.org.au to let us know!

Note that this is not the final program and is still subject to (minor) adjustment.

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Conflux membership FAQs

Events

Q. How do I pay for two tickets to the banquet?

A. Rather than click the button twice to pay for two people, just open up PayPal and use the address paypal@conflux.org.au. Then note on the form what you’ve done.

And if the two people both have special dietary requirements, it’s probably best to use a form each so it doesn’t get confusing.

 

Q. Help! I can’t find the steampunk high tea registration form.

A. The sign-up sheet for the high tea and the Regency banquet are both on the events page on the website. You have to click on the link, which takes you to a downloads page. Then click on the link on the downloads page and the word document will open.

 

Q. Where do I send the completed form?

A. Email the completed form/s to conflux9@gmail.com

 

Q. I am bringing a friend. Do I need to complete two forms?

A. Yes, we need a completed form for each person

 

Q. I have paid for the banquet by PayPal. Do I need to enter my credit card details on the sign-up sheet?

A. No, just note on the sign-up sheet that you’ve paid by PayPal (please include the email you used to login to PayPal so we can match your payment with your sign-up sheet).

 

Day memberships

Q. I can only come for one day. Do you have day memberships?

A. Yes, day memberships will be available from early April. However, we recommend you sign up as soon as possible for any workshops you wish to attend, as they are filling up fast. Then you can pay for your day membership later.

 

Upgrading supporting memberships

Q. I have a supporting membership and need to upgrade. How do I pay?

A. You can pay by PayPal, using conflux9@gmail.com as the payment address. The below chart shows how much you need to pay depending on when you took out your supporting membership.

If you purchased a Conflux supporting membership, it’s now time to upgrade if you’re planning on attending the conference.  The below chart will tell you how much you owe us for the upgrade. Simply use your credit card to pay via PayPal (log in to PayPal and use the Conflux PayPal email address is paypal@conflux.org.au) or mail a cheque or money order to P.O. Box 903, Belconnen ACT 2616.

Purchased at: Conflux 7 (Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2011) 

Upgrade cost full – $110 Upgrade cost concession – $70

Purchased from: October 4 2011 – April 9 2012

Upgrade cost full – $120 Upgrade cost concession – $80

Purchased from: April 10 2012 – June 13 2012

Upgrade cost full – $150 Upgrade cost concession – $110

Purchased from: June 14 2012 – October 18 2012

Upgrade cost full – $170 Upgrade cost concession – $130

Purchased from: October 19 2012 – January 6 2013

Upgrade cost full – $195 Upgrade cost concession – $140

Purchased from: January 7 2013 – March 31 2013

Upgrade cost full – $220 Upgrade cost concession – $150

 

 

Workshops

Q. Will I be able to attend workshops on the day even if I haven’t pre-booked?

A. Tickets will be sold on the day pending availability. Credit card or cash payments will be taken on the day.

 

Child minding facilities

Q. Are there any child minding facilities?

A. No child minding facilities are available, however there are some activities specifically designed for children. Please see the Program pages.

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Conflux 9 program update

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The program is done. Workshops placed, panels organised, we’ve even allocated some rooms – excellent 🙂

A letter will be going out to potential panellists who are either already members or got in touch committing to attend, inviting them to participate in panels that the programming commitee, aka Donna and Nicole, thought appropriate. Thanks to third member of the committee, Maxine McArthur, for doing the grunt work on that. By early February, we’ll be able to start showing you a full program, with confirmed panellists.

Does this mean that if you want to participate, or you’ve got an idea for Conflux, that you’ve missed your chance? Not at all. Email conflux9 at gmail dot com to let us know. But note the following:

a) We are taking no more workshops. We’re full to the brim. Done.

b) The panels and such are set and there’s little room for adding additional panels so while we want to hear your ideas (because if you give us a brilliant one we will move heaven and hell to make it happen) be prepared to hear a ‘no’.

c) We have more flexibility in moving panellists around and not all the panels are full – List of panels is here – so please feel free to nominate yourself for some. We’re limiting numbers on panels and the number of people doing panels because there’s a lot of people wanting to be involved, and not enough panels. If we ran the con over a week, we’d be right…

d) The programming committee won’t be looking at the program again until February, so you won’t hear about your fab idea or your participation until mid-February. In other words – don’t expect us to instantly change the program and tell you what you’re doing right away. We need a set process in order for the changes to be dealt with efficiently and fairly to all.

Workshops will go on sale at the end of January and we’ve got some absolute rippers this time, as well as some old favourites that continue to draw the crowds.

We’re really excited about the fabulous program that has been pulled together for Conflux 9. It’s going to be an awesome con!

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