When is CONNECT23?

September 5-7 2023

At the JW Marriott Surfers Paradise
Tuesday September 5th: 4.30pm - 9pm CONNECT23 Kicks off with the Excellence in Media Awards.
Wednesday September 6th: CONNECT23 conference sessions 8.45am - 5pm
Thursday September 7th: CONNECT23 conference sessions 8.45am - 4pm

Where to stay?

CONNECT23 registration does not include accommodation.
The Gold Coast boasts a variety of accommodation options suitable for any budget, we have sought out a few deals, head over to Accommodation to find out more.

What can I expect at CONNECT23?

A celebration, a voyage and a transformative experience with the truth-seekers and story-tellers of the Christian Media and Arts community.

Together, we gather for courage and encouragement. To glean and to impart. To celebrate and to foster.

Our focus is twofold – you, the media and arts community, and also the diverse audiences we have the privilege of engaging with.

You’ll leave refreshed and equipped with new ideas to help you and your team continue to think, create and speak well into the lives of others.

What is the dress code?

Excellence in Media Awards: formal/ cocktail, take the opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate!
Conference sessions: business casual, no suits or ties needed here.

What meals are included?

Your registration includes the Excellence in Media Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening September 5th, and morning teas, lunches and afternoon tea on both Wednesday and Thursday of the conference.  If you book accommodation with the JW Marriott, the room rate includes breakfast daily.

Why is CONNECT more expensive this year?

This year we have been faced with a significant rise in costs in order to deliver CONNECT23.   While we have worked hard to absorb some costs and be creative in other ways, the price level is necessary to deliver the best event possible for you.
Right now is the best time to register, the earlier you book the better the registration rate.
We would also recommend booking accommodation sooner rather than later too so you can lock in deals before they are all snapped up.

Do you offer any financial subsidies or financial assistance?

Yes.  Thanks to our sponsors, we have access to some funds to assist those under financial hardship.  To apply for consideration, please email your request, with evidence of need and value of financial subsidy requested to memberservices@mediaarts.org.au


Got a question you can’t find the answer to?
Please email aly@mediaarts.org.au

Terms and Conditions

Full details on ticketing refunds, exchanges and replacements, available here.

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