Be Our Guest!


To our valued guests and supporters,

Thanks for considering coming to the Guest Program at NTE this year.  We value your partnership, prayers, and encouragement of our staff as they train and equip students to reach more students with the gospel. I’ll be leading the Guest Program with Chrystal, and we’re looking forward to meeting you if you’re able to join us this year.

The Guest Program is designed to give you a “backstage pass” to AFES ministry. You’ll meet Richard Chin (our National Director), NTE speakers, other AFES staff and uni students from around Australia. We’ll take you on a guided tour of NTE and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to be immersed into the life of NTE as part of the program.

Every year we have the privilege of hosting 25 guests and for many this has been a significant eye-opener to what God is doing in and through our students and the wonderful partnership they have with our ministry. We pray this time will be an encouragement to you in your Christian walk and give you more context as you pray for the campus and staff you support.

If you want to know more about the program itself and the logistics, we have added the details below. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Chrystal if you have any questions.

Hopefully, we’ll see you on 1 Dec, Friday Evening.

In Christ,

Tony Rowbotham
Deputy National Director

Chrystal Buckingham-Jones
Financial Partnerships Support Team Leader
E: [email protected]

P: 0422 064 623

Helpful Info before you register

Below are more details to help inform your decision.

Please register by the end of October.

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 Dec 2023

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 Dec 2023

Arrival Time: From 5pm, Friday 1st December
(Dinner commences from 6pm)

Location: Exhibition Park in Canberra

Accommodation: IBIS Styles Canberra Eaglehawk
(check in available from 2pm Friday 1 December)

Accommodation Details
If you decide you need us to provide your accommodation, please let us know when you register. Accommodation is located at IBIS Styles Canberra Eaglehawk 1222 Federal Highway
2620 Canberra. This is approximately a 10 minutes drive to the conference centre. Your breakfast will be included by the hotel.

Exhibition Park in Canberra – Conference Centre Building. We will have a dedicated space where we will run our program sessions and we will show you where this is upon arrival.

When you arrive at the conference centre building, please ask our volunteers for Chrystal Buckingham-Jones.

Yes, it’s not compulsory that you use the accommodation that is provided for you.

We do ask that all of our guests make their own way from the airport to their accommodation and the conference site on the Friday. However, there are guests who will be coming with cars and we arrange on the Friday evening carpool options throughout the week. If this is not a viable option for you, please reach out and we can discuss alternative arrangements closer to the time.

Of course! You are indeed welcome to stay for the whole time. Please let us know if this is an option you are interested in.

You are our invited guest and therefore, your registration will be covered by the campus or staff worker who has invited you. We only ask that you cover your airfares or transport to the program.

Registrations have now closed.