ASTC 2019 Conference Booking

Friday 11 October to Saturday 12 October 2019

Rydges Melbourne | 186 Exhibition St | Melbourne Victoria


ASTC Conference Registration Form - registrations close 9th October, 2019


To register, simply enter your details below, select member, non-member or student category, then select your 2 or 1 day's attendance and your add-on options. Add-ons are printed notes, dinner/trivia attendance, and guest dinner/trivia attendance for partners not attending the Conference.


Payment methods are Credit Card and EFT to the ASTC Bank Account. A tax receipt will be sent to your email address. The ASTC is a not-for-profit organisation and does not charge GST. ABN: 67 484 198 411

For company/group payments, send an email to [email protected] with details of your delegates and request an invoice.

For any changes to your registration, dinner tickets for non-attendees, additional notes, please send an email to [email protected].

Conference Pricing
Earlybird Pricing (register and pay by 16th Sept 2019)
Member: 2-days $580.00
Member: 1-day $320.00
Non-Member: 2-days $715.00
Non-Member: 1-day $390.00
Regular Pricing (registration/payment after Sept 16th 2019. Registraions close 9 October 5pm.)
Member: 2-days $660.00
Member: 1-day $370.00
Non-Member: 2-days $805.00
Non-Member: 1-day $435.00
Student Price (no Earlybird)
Student: 2-days $298.00
Student: 1-day $150.00
Printed Notes $20.00
Dinner/Trivia $55.00
Additional Dinner Guest $55.00
Conference Dinner and Trivia Friday 11 October 2019
Please join us for our Conference Dinner and Trivia Night. It is a fun evening followed by our Trivia Competition run by Trivia Master Dave Gash and Trivia Rules Master Tony Self. You can register your attendance and pay with your conference booking. If you can't attend the conference, email your dinner attendance to [email protected] PYO drinks.
Conference Program - Friday 11 October 2019
Where to next? Exciting trends and technologies from around the world
Gareth Oakes - Chief Architect, GPSL
Can I do JavaScript? (Part 1)
Tony Self - Managing Director, HyperWrite
Can I do JavaScript? (Part 2)
Dave Gash - Technical Publications Specialist
Are you the Artificially Intelligent Technical Writer?
Prashant Mathpathi - Technical writer, Gainsight Software
Short and sweet: how to tighten your writing
Kylie Weaver - Company Director, Clearly Focussed
Docs-As-Code: What, Why and How
Alec Clews - Technical Integration Manager, PaperCut Software
Why the fuss about GitHub?
Grant Noble - Technical Writer, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Conference Dinner + Trivia @ Coopers Inn
Conference Program - Saturday 12 October 2019
CSS: Back to basics
Dave Gash - Technical Publications Specialist
Case Study: Getting on board with Appcues
Steve Moss - Education Content Creator, WorkflowMax
Standards for public documents
Professor David Sless - CEO, Communication Research Institute
AI and editing: An introduction to Acrolinx
Grant Butler - Founder and Director, Editor Group
Intellectual Property 101 for Technical Writers
Presented by a Registered Trade Marks Attorney and Trainee Patent Attorney
Silicon Paper: Farewelling a millennium of paper
Tony Self - Managing Director, HyperWrite
Social headlines, thought leadership and other business writing trends
Grant Butler - Founder and Director, Editor Group
Refund less 10% if you cancel by September 1st, but a 20% penalty if you cancel after that date and before October 1st. No refund if you cancel after October 1st. You can substitute another member/non-member (as per your payment type) to attend in your place.
Getting to the conference venue
Public transport: nearest train station is Parliament.
Car parking is available at the Secure Park with an entry at the side of the hotel. Take your entry boom gate ticket to the hotel reception desk to receive the discounted rate of $25 per day.
If available, Rydges offer a Queen Room at $210.00 per night including Buffet Breakfast for 1 for the conference dates. To book: call the hotel on 03 9662 0511 (press 1 for reservations) OR email [email protected] Quote reservations code: 9SG1RRP7XA.