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IT Nation Connect

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Frequently Asked Questions


keyboard_arrow_down When is IT Nation Connect?

IT Nation Connect is happening from Monday, 25 March through Wednesday, 27 March, 2019.

keyboard_arrow_down Who should attend?

Are you a ConnectWise partner looking for better ways to lead your Technology Teams? A technology solution provider looking for better ways to run and grow your business? An IT professional looking to connect with like-minded peers? Come to IT Nation Connect! If you run your business or manage a key Technology Team in your organisation, this is your chance to attend the largest technology solution provider conference of its kind in the channel. There is something for every leadership role: sales, service, HR, finance, owner/exec, marketing, and more. Plus, endless opportunities to connect, collaborate, and learn.

keyboard_arrow_down I’m not a ConnectWise partner. Can I still attend?

Absolutely! Everyone in the industry is welcome to attend IT Nation Connect. Business leaders and managers will find the information and tools they need to empower their Technology Teams with sessions focused on business building, industry trends, thought leadership, and so much more. We’re revolutionising the way Technology Workers deliver their services and solutions, and it begins at IT Nation Connect – the best place to see everything that’s new in the industry.

keyboard_arrow_down What's the dress code?

IT Nation Connect is a casual conference. Think jeans, company polo, and comfortable shoes for all the walking between sessions. Wear what you are comfortable in.


keyboard_arrow_down How do I register?
keyboard_arrow_down How much does it cost?

Register before 31 December to receive the early bird discount price of $AUD300. After 31 December, the registration cost of IT Nation Connect will go up to $AUD400. Please note, your hotel room is NOT included in the registration fee.

Your conference pass includes access to keynotes, breakout sessions, and all meals during the event, including our Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night networking events with dinner and drinks.

Bring more and save! Additional attendees from the same company who register together get 20% off the price to attend, after the first person registers (discount automatically applied during registration).

keyboard_arrow_down What’s included in the price or registration?

Your conference pass includes access to keynotes, breakout sessions, and some meals during the event, including our Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night networking events with dinner and drinks. Breakfast is not included in your registration.

keyboard_arrow_down I only want to attend the keynote sessions and the Solutions Pavilion. Is this an option?

No, this is not a ticket option we are currently offering.

keyboard_arrow_down Can I bring my spouse/guest/significant other?

Yes! There is a Social Guest registration that grants access to our networking events Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The social pass does not give access to keynotes, breakout sessions, or lunches. The Social Guest registration pass is $AUD150.

keyboard_arrow_down What meals are included in my registration?

Dinner is included on Monday at our Welcome Reception. Lunch and dinner are included on Tuesday and Wednesday.

keyboard_arrow_down Can I register and not pay for a hotel room?

Yes. Registration does not include the cost of your hotel room. Feel free to stay anywhere you’d like, but don’t forget that we’ve negotiated special room rates at our conference hotel.

keyboard_arrow_down Cancellation Policy

Cancellation refunds will be allowed up until Thursday, 28 February, 2019, subject to a $50.00 processing fee.

Travel & Hotels

keyboard_arrow_down When should I travel?

Arrive on Monday, 25 March before 5:00pm for the main event. IT Nation Connect wraps up with a closing reception on Wednesday night so aim for a Thursday departure, with a little recovery time padded in.

keyboard_arrow_down Where are the hotel rooms and how do I access the special room rates?

We have special rates just for you at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa for $AUD235 single occupancy per night including breakfast (without breakfast, single occupancy is $AUD210 per night). Double occupancy is $AUD260 per night including breakfast (without breakfast, double occupancy is $AUD210 per night). Once you register, we’ll send you the link to access our room block and special negotiated hotel rates.

Important Alert: Beware of Unauthorised Hotel Solicitations

It has come to our attention that travel agencies may be contacting you to solicit hotel reservations for IT Nation Connect. Please be advised that the only way to book into our conference hotel is by using the links provided in your confirmation email. No other company has access to the discounted room blocks at our conference hotels. Finally, please be aware that ConnectWise takes your privacy very seriously and will not sell or rent your email address to any third parties.

Labs & Sessions

keyboard_arrow_down Where can I find the breakout sessions?

When finalised, the breakout session schedule will be emailed to you and posted here on our website. There are eight rounds of breakout sessions that will cover in-depth ConnectWise product training, partner-driven sessions, thought leadership, and third-party content focused on business best practices and industry success stories.

Until our sessions are posted, we have a sneak peek for you to see what you can expect at the conference!

keyboard_arrow_down Can I register for breakouts and labs ahead of time?

No, all breakouts and labs are first come, first serve. Adding a session to your schedule on the mobile app does not guarantee you a seat!


keyboard_arrow_down What kind of networking can I expect?

We pride ourselves on our community and have networking events throughout IT Nation Connect. Our featured events are the Welcome Reception on Monday evening, the Celebration on Tuesday evening, and our Closing Reception on Wednesday night. We also offer a variety of smaller networking opportunities throughout the conference. You’ll have no problem finding like-minded people to network with!

keyboard_arrow_down How do I become a speaker?

We currently have no need for speakers. Check back again for future 2019 events when we open up our call for speakers.

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