Join us for IBM Systems Technical Symposium:
19 - 22 August in Melbourne, Australia

All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

All prices are in Australian dollars. Most major credit cards are accepted. Symposium registration fees cover admittance to all general, elective sessions and the Solution Center. Fees also cover meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and will be paid by each attendee at the time the expense is incurred.

Conference registration fees

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate 1
– offering a 25% discount on the
full Symposium tuition fee.
(April 15, 2014 - June 15, 2014) AU$1,950 inc GST
Early Bird Rate 2
– offering a 15% discount on the
full Symposium tuition fee.
(June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014) AU$2,210 inc GST
Full Tuition Price Available until August 22, 2014 AU$2,600 inc GST

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

An electronic confirmation letter will be sent within 2 weeks of enrollment to confirm your registration. If you do not receive this confirmation within the 2 weeks, please send a note to .

Note: Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (AU$2,600). All prices shown are including GST.

** If you plan on using a coupon or voucher to pay for all or part of your registration fee, you must provide the physical document at the time of registration at the conference. If you do not have the physical document, you will be billed the full registration fee.

Hotel accommodations

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your registration to the conference. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency. Guests must settle their own account.

The 2014 IBM Systems Technical Symposium will be held at Crown Conference Centre, part of the Crown Entertainment Complex, in vibrant Southbank at the southern edge of Melbourne.

External links

Melbourne Tourist Information Web site

Melbourne City Map

Crown Conference Centre

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Please direct accommodation enquiries to:

Crown PromenadeTel: 03 9292 6688 | F: 03 9292 6677

Guests must quote “IBM Systems Technical Symposium” to obtain the negotiated room rates. All guests will require a valid credit card to guarantee the reservation.

Online Reservations

Reserve your room today!

Air and Ground Transportation

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. Melbourne airport is 23 km (14 mi) from the city centre. A map of Melbourne can be found at Please note the Crown Conference Centre is part of the Crown Entertainment Complex, located on the map at grid reference C3.

Public Transport

The Skybus Super Shuttle service is the main public transport link to the airport, taking approximately 20 minutes to reach Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD. From Southern Cross, travellers can access V/Line regional and Metro Trains Melbourne suburban trains, Yarra Trams and interstate train and bus services.


Melbourne Airport has a 24 hour taxi rank

Taxi fares are calculated according to the distance and duration of the journey, and will vary based on the number of people and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, travel with five or more people or pay with credit or debit card.

External links

Melbourne Airport

Additional charges may include:

  • Citilink and Eastlink tollway fees,
  • 20% late night surcharge if travelling between midnight and 5am.
  • A service fee (usually 10%) for EFTPOS/credit/debit transactions, on top of the metered fare.
  • $2.00 airport fee for taxis leaving from

Fare CBD to and from Melbourne International Airport is approx AU$75.00.

Substitutions and cancellations

  • Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you will be able to log back in to the registration application.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time.
  • Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee. Online registration ends at 5:00 p.m. one day prior to event start date.
  • Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.
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Get a Lenovo tablet* on arrival

Lenovo tablet

Get a complimentary Lenovo tablet to use at the event and then take home. It’s yours to keep!

* Restrictions for government employees
Government employees will be provided with an electronic device for use during the symposium.
Government employees are not permitted to keep this device and must return the device to the symposium staff at the event’s conclusion.


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