MONDAY 26 August 2019

Boasting some of our country’s pre-eminent cultural, historic and arts institutions. An exploration of Canberra’s national attractions helps to tell a story that is uniquely Australian.

Help tell your story, jump in and discover how DNA can help you. Clear up the confusing and murky waters as you learn from the experts.

Leading international experts

We're coming right to your doorstep

Beginner, intermediate & advanced sessions

Fantastic exhibition & genealogy goodies

Dive deeper with 3 more days in Sydney

Special offers and great prizes to win

Why should I go?

I’m glad you asked.

First up, you’re in great company. This event is for genealogists just like you wanting to know more and further their research.

Are you ready to join with hundreds of eager genealogists lining up for these talks?

Maybe… tell me about the talks.

Okay. Blaine Bettinger is up on stage from the very start.

Throughout the day, Blaine and others will take you you through the maze of DNA, starting from the basics, and leading deeper into the potential it offers to further your research.

DNA is pretty complex… will it be over my head?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

The morning talks start with the basics. As you explore more you will gain a growing understanding of DNA testing as an effective research tool.

After lunch, Blaine and others will really start to explore the depths of DNA research. At this point, you have the choice to switch over into the second stream, where you’ll focus on getting the most value out of your DNA test results.

Plus, there will be breaks throughout the day, to socialise, and to enjoy some refreshments.

What do I get out of the event?

It depends on what you’re after.

If you’re starting out, you’ll gain a clear understanding of DNA and how it can help you further your research using this new tool.

For the DNA enthusiast, you’ll discover valuable secrets to help you solve your family mysteries. Importantly, you’ll learn what DNA can and can’t do for you, and the places where it can be used most effectively.

Aside from all the great tips and tricks you will learn, you will have the opportunity to find mutual connections with other researchers!

Is it worth it?

Absolutely. Our team of speakers are among the world’s best, they know their stuff.
All up, you get to attend 7 talks! Even more if you head to Sydney for DNA to the Max!

In the breaks between the sessions, we have a fantastic exhibition.

A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided.

Chat with experts and other researchers, enjoy the latest genie-goodies on sale, and check out the special offers!

And to ice the cake, we’re bringing together an awesome bundle of prizes that you can win!

The value here is something you don’t want to miss!

Awesome! So, how do I book?

Simply click the red button below.

Be sure to get your tickets at the early bird rates before it books out!

The Program

subject to minor change



Registration & exhibition   8.30am – 9.00am

Break & exhibition   10.45am – 11.15am

Break & exhibition   12.15pm – 1.15pm

Getting the most out of your Ancestry results

by Jason Reeve

Break & exhibition   3.10pm – 3.30pm

Topic to be advised

by Michelle Patient

Close   5.30pm

Dive Deeper

Go further – 3 more days in Sydney

Is one day not enough for you? Come along to Sydney to immerse yourself more fully in the world of DNA. Get a complete understanding of how it can help you solve your family mysteries.

Book both Canberra and Sydney and we’ll give you a great discount!


Canberra only

1 day evenT

Includes Light Lunch, Morning & afternoon tea

regular price    |   $155.00 (AUD)

early bird price    |   $125.00 (AUD)

Hurry! Prices go up 30 April!

Canberra + Sydney Bundle

1 day + 3 dayS

Includes Light Lunch, Morning & afternoon teas

regular price    |   $450.00 (AUD)

early bird price    |   $370.00 (AUD)

Hurry! Prices go up 30 April!

Book Now!

Canberra Venue

The Venue

Where    |    Ibis Styles Canberra

Address    |    203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT


An exhibition with information and sales tables will be open in all breaks and before the first presentation.


Morning and afternoon tea – included with admission

Lunch – included with admission. A buffet lunch comprised of two hot lunch options and an accompaniment of rice or mash in addition to steamed vegetables, salads and bread rolls.

The booking form allows you to register special dietary requirements


CAR – easily accessible by car – 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT, 9km South East of Canberra CBD. Free onsite parking.

BUS – a city bus stop is located immediately out the front of the hotel, servicing the whole city.


AT THE IBIS STYLES CANBERRA (conference venue)
Accommodation rates are available for any visiting delegates attending the DNA DOWN UNDER ROADSHOW Conference. RATE: 10% off the available rate – subject to availability.

Information to come on how to claim the discount.

More Information

See our FAQ Page.