Symposium Costs:

$495pp, including Welcome Drinks and Dinner at The Howling Moon Rooftop Bar, Canberra Rex Hotel on Thursday night, 25th October.

Optional dinner at Chairman & Yip Private Dining Room on Friday evening, 26th October: $80 per person, including drinks.


The Howling Moon, Rex Hotel


Canberra’s very first rooftop bar, The Howling Moon is located on Level 6 of the historic Canberra Rex Hotel.  The bar offers 180 degree views towards Black Mountain and south across the lake towards the Brindabellas.


Delegates will have the opportunity to reconnect with old friends plus meet and welcome new Gold Standard members in to the Community.


Delegates are invited to bring their partners to the Pre-conference drinks and dinner.



Address: Canberra Rex Hotel, Level 6 / 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311





The Australian Institute of Sport


The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the largest sports training institution in Australia. The AIS is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success.


Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia’s national sports system — one that is recognised the world over for its ability to identify, develop and produce world, Olympic and Paralympic champions.


With international competition intensifying all the time, the AIS links sports investment to performance targets and provides world-class expertise and services — ensuring Australia’s current and emerging high performance athletes have access to the right support at the right time in their pursuit of excellence.



Private Dining Room, Chairman & Yip, Barton


The Chairman & Yip is an iconic Canberra institution, serving modern Cantonese cuisine in spacious and elegant surrounds.


Cost $80pp including beer, wine and soft drinks.


Delegates are encouraged to bring their partners to join in the Symposium closing dinner.



Canberra ‘historic’ Rex Hotel

The accommodation this year is at the Rex Hotel, Northbourne Avenue, Canberra. Built in 1959 as “the Luxury Hotel” in the nation’s capital, the Canberra Rex has stood as an iconic landmark for over 55 years. A home away from home for accommodations and celebrations enjoyed by all including Royalty, Foreign dignitaries, world famous entertainers, prime ministers and US Presidents.


Delegates can stay in serviced apartments, luxe suites or sleek hotel rooms all completed with king size ‘Rex Cloud Beds’.  Access to Hotel features during your stay will include a 20m indoor heated pool, gymnasium, complimentary (basic) Wi-Fi, complimentary newspapers, 24 hour reception and on-site restaurant and bar.


Inclusions and Rates:


Room type Occupancy Inclusions Guaranteed Rate* (per night)
King Room 2 King size ‘Rex Cloud

Bed’, complimentary


Suites 2 King size ‘Rex Cloud

Bed’, sitting area,

luxurious bathroom,

complimentary Wi-Fi

1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Separate bedroom,

bathroom, kitchen,

sitting area,

underground parking

space and balcony

2 Bedroom Apartment 4 Two bedrooms,

bathroom, kitchen,

sitting area,

underground parking

space and balcony

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment 4 Two bedrooms, two

bathrooms, kitchen,

sitting area,

underground parking

space and balcony



*To secure these rates, quote “IFAAA” when booking your accommodation.


At the time of your booking, you will be offered the best rate available, whether it be the online price at the time or the guaranteed rate offered above.



Address: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311



Dress Code
Thursday night drinks & canapes – smart casual
Friday – business casual
Friday night dinner – smart casual

Dietary requirements

Please email us if you have any specific dietary requirements and advise which events you are attending.

What to bring

Delegates are not required to bring anything to the Symposium. Delegates will be provided with writing paper and pens throughout the day, as well as morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks.


Parking at the AIS is plentiful. Parking at the Rex Hotel is subject to availability.  Henty Street, which is located behind the Hotel, has non-restricted free parking.  There is also paid parking available at the Corner of Ipima St and Northbourne Ave, which is about 80 meters from the Hotel.