WHAT TO BRING
Bring your Bible, pen, clothes for all conditions during the conference and mission (i.e. warm, cold and wet), and money for books and other resources at the onsite store.
STANDARD, DORM, PREMIUM, SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
All bedding and a towel will be provided in Single, Premium, Standard and Dormitory accommodation.
If you are changing rooms between Pre-NTE conference and NTE, you will need to strip your linen from the bed for the bed.
You will need to bring everything you would normally take camping (i.e. tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, etc).
However, you will not need to bring any cooking equipment as all meals are provided.
The camping area will be divided into exclusive sections for men and women with a married section available. If you wish to camp with friends or with your own campus please organise this yourself.
No accommodation provided. Lunch and dinner is provided at EPIC.
Optional to bring snacks for strand groups (nut and seafood free) and extra money for Maccas! Please talk to your campus staff about what you need to take if you are going on NTE mission after the conference.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
If you have purchased Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night accommodation you will need to check in between 6:30pm-9:00pm at EPIC the day you arrive. Remember to buy your own dinner!
Arriving later than 9:00pm? Let the NTE Office know by Friday 23 November.
TRANSPORT TO CANBERRA
Bus from Canberra airport: To get from the Canberra airport to EPIC you will need to catch two buses.
Firstly, take the Airport Express to the city (last stop).
Secondly, walk to Northbourne Avenue (near Alinga Street) and if you arrive on the weekend take the 950, 956 or 958 bus to EPIC. Download weekend bus route map. if you arrive on a weekday, there are many bus options. Download the weekend & weekday timetables at action.act.gov.au.
Train or Bus from Sydney or Melbourne: For information on catching the train or bus to Canberra (from either Sydney or Melbourne) visit this Canberra Website. Please be aware that these need to be booked in advance to avoid missing out.
Car with other students: This is organised on a campus level. The NTE office can not arrange car travel to and from Canberra. If you are still looking for people to carpool with, get in touch with your campus staff worker.
And remember GOOGLE MAPS IS YOUR FRIEND!
YOU'VE ARRIVED AT NTE!!
NTE Onsite registration open from 8:00am to 10:00am, Saturday December 1, at EPIC.
You will be ushered towards the registration area where you will receive your nametag, NTE booklet and Strand Material.
Accommodation will not be accessible until after lunch. Some accommodation sites will require you to drive to and from the conference site each day so please ensure that if you have a car, you are always traveling with others. Your nametag will have your accommodation type that you've booked, your accommodation location and room number.
There is ample free parking at EPIC, as well as at each of the accommodation sites.
Complimentary WiFi is available in Budawang and the conference centre. Look for CBRFree WiFi Network. Accommodation WiFi may be available depending on your accommodation site. Please check the WiFi availabilities at your accommodation site.
Name tags must be worn at all times, or you will not be fed or have access to sessions!
Meals at Pre-NTE Conference: If you are at a Pre-NTE Conference, all meals will all be at EPIC.
Meals at NTE (1-5 December 2018): Please check meal arrangements according to your accommodation.
Note that the following schedule only applies from Saturday onwards (1-5 December 2018).
Bush Capital Lodge and Leumeah Lodge:
Breakfast at your accommodation site. A packed lunch will be available from your accommodation site, and must be collected at breakfast. Dinner will be provided at EPIC (in Budawang).
Camping (EPIC), Carotel and IBIS Budget:
All meals will be provided at EPIC (in Budawang) .
Day Rego: Only lunch and dinner will be provided at EPIC (in Budawang).
IBIS Styles Eaglehawk: Breakfast at your accommodation site. All other meals at will be provided at EPIC (in Budawang).
Special Diets: EPIC and all accommodation locations are NUT & SEAFOOD FREE. If you have registered with a special food diet or allergies, look for the appropriate labelled lunches. All dinners are Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Seafood Free. If you are vegan, vegetarian, or other please head to the Special Diets serving area. A daily menu will be displayed during the week. If you have any questions, please see Chrystal at the NTE Info Desk.
Other Info: During meals at EPIC, please sit where directed as there will not be enough seats for everyone if we do not fill every seat systematically.
Please wear your name tag at all times during the conference. If you lose your name tag you can get a replacement name tag at the NTE Office.
You might notice some AFES people taking photos throughout NTE. These photos may be used for AFES promo material. If you would prefer your photo not be used, please tell us! Also, if you take any great photos of NTE or mission you’d like to share with us, you can email them to nte [at] afes.org.au and share on social media with #NTE18. If you do take any photos and want to post them online, remember to ask the people in the photo if this is okay.
We have a great team of friendly volunteers who will help you. If you don’t know where you’re going, please ask one of the people in the green NTE t-shirts for help.
When you enter the Coorong Pavilion for main sessions, please follow the Welcomers’ instructions as they direct you to your seats. It will make their jobs and the whole of NTE run a lot smoother!
Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac ATMs are located at the Dickson shops (see accommodation map on p.75).
The NTE Book Shop, located in the Daintree Room, will be open during free time and after the main talks. Great Christian books, resources, DVDs and CDs are for sale at special NTE prices. So bring some extra money if you'd like to purchase yourself or someone else a book!
When do regos open for NTE18?
Early bird: 1 July - 5 September 2018
Standard: 6 September - 7 November 2018
Late: 8 November - 16 November 2018
Extra Early Bird for NTE19: 5 December 2018 – 31 January 2019
Where is NTE?
All NTE conference sessions, conference program activities and most meals (depending on your accommodation) are at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on the Cnr Flemington Rd & Federal Highway, Mitchell ACT 2911. Entrances are available on both roads - look for the NTE signs! Limited free parking is available on site.
At the EPIC site, there are three main buildings that you will need to access:
• Coorong - all of the main sessions will be held here
• Budawang - most meals (depending on your accommodation) will be held here (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
• Conference Centre - the NTE Office will be located on the ground floor of this building. It's between Coorong and Budawang pavillions.
There are other venues on site you will need to be aware of regarding strand groups and electives. They will clearly be marked in your conference booklet.
What is the start and finish time of NTE18?
On-site registration starts from 9:00am Saturday 1 December.
Final Session finishes at 1:00pm Wednesday 5 December (some teams go straight from here to mission). Please note lunch is not included.
What is the program for the week?
NTE runs for 5 days from Saturday morning to lunchtime (lunch not included)on Wednesday. You will receive a detailed timetable at NTE.
You will participate in 6 bible talks, 7 strand group sessions and 3 electives. This seems like a packed timetable but there are many opportunities for personal reflection time, free time and time with your campus group, along with mealtimes!
What do I need to bring?
Bring your bible, pens, toiletries and clothes for the week. If you're camping, bring any camping gear needed. All other accommodation includes linen. Optional to bring snacks for strand groups (nut free) and extra money for Maccas! Please talk to your campus staff about what you need to take if you are going on NTE mission after the conference.
How much does it cost to go to NTE18?
Full registration includes conference materials, accommodation and all meals for 5 days. Day Rego includes conference materials, lunch and dinner for 5 days.
|Dorm (6-10 per room)||$415||$435||$485|
|Standard (3-5 per room)||$485||$505||$555|
|Premium (2 per room)||$515||$535||$585|
What is included in the price of NTE?
Your choice of accommodation, all meals and conference material.
Need help with money?
If you would like to go to NTE but need some help to pay the cost, we would like you to speak with your local AFES or FOCUS staff person. Please don’t hesitate to ask! They might be able to provide a small subsidy to help you come.
I live pretty far away from Canberra, are there any travel discounts?
There is a travel discount for students traveling a long way to attend NTE. Receive a $120 discount if you’re traveling from WA, NT or NZ Receive a $60 discount if you’re traveling from North QLD or TAS. This will be calculated automatically when you register online.
Check out Transport FAQs for more info.
Are there any other discounts?
Register as a Year 12 student and receive $50 cashback. Download the form here! But remember, you need to have registered first.
I can’t make it to the whole NTE program, what are my options?
Due to the number of people at NTE and the difficulty in monitoring attendance, we do not offer a part time registration price. If you can't make all of the conference why not come to the Canberra Bible Talks? This is a unique package of all NTE evening sessions.
What happens if I can’t make it to NTE anymore?
Cancellations can be made up to 9 November, please email nte [at] afes.org.au (subject: NTE%20Cancellation) with your details and we will refund your payment less a $50 administration fee. There will be no refunds from 10 November 2018. Please remember that registrations are transferable, so in the event you cannot attend you are welcome to find someone who'd like to attend and they can purchase your registration from you. You may request a transfer of your registration emailing nte [at] afes.org.au (subject: NTE%20Transfer%20Registration) () with your details and the details of the person taking your registration. There is no fee for transferring your registration to another person, provided they have the same accommodation as originally chosen.
Am I eligible for a free Tee?
If you are in your first year of uni (that is, if you have never studied at university before) and it is your first NTE, you will receive a free NTE18 tee. This will be calculated automatically when you register.
NTE18 Tee Sizing Chart
Have more questions? Check out the other FAQs regarding other elements of NTE or email your inquiry to nte [at] afes.org.au (subject: NTE%20enquiry)