Melbourne

FRIDAY 23 August 2019

Authentic, local experiences – with great depth and diversity. A twist at every turn describes Melbourne, as well as your DNA research.

Jump in and discover how DNA can help you with your family history research. Clear up the murky waters and 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!

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

FUNCTION HALL

ROOM 1 + 2

Registration & exhibition   8.30am – 9.00am

Break & exhibition   10.45am – 11.15am

Break & exhibition   12.15pm – 1.15pm

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 Melbourne and Sydney and we’ll give you a great discount!

 

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 Melbourne and Sydney and we’ll give you a great discount!

 

Melbourne 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!

Melbourne + 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!

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Melbourne Venue

The Venue

Where    |    Jasper Hotel

Address    |    489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC

The Venue

Where    |    Jasper Hotel

Address    |    489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC

Exhibition

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

Food

Morning and afternoon tea – included with admission. Freshly brewed Vittoria coffee, hot chocolate and a selection of teas & herbal infusions – with a bakery item in the morning.

Lunch – included with admission. Chef’s working lunch – gourmet sandwiches & wraps, salad, fresh fruit, juices, tea, coffee

The booking form allows you to register special dietary requirements

The venue also has a bar and restaurant if you wish to add to the included lunch and drinks – at extra cost

 

Getting there

CARGuest parking is not available onsite at Jasper Hotel. However, there is a secure, multi-story undercover car park just around the corner on Franklin Street. It’s operated by CBD Park and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Early bird rate (Feb 2019) – $16.

TRAM – several trams reach the city from various north and northwestern suburbs including routes 19, 57, 59  that travel along Elizabeth Street stopping outside Jasper Hotel. Trams on Elizabeth Street connect with most other services from Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Jasper hotel is also reachable using the Free Tram Zone.

TRAIN – catch any service into the city centre via the City Loop. Depart at Melbourne Central Station and take the Elizabeth Street exit to the corner of Latrobe and Elizabeth Streets. Walk 200 metres north along Elizabeth Street to Jasper Hotel, located on the left hand side over Franklin Street just before Therry Street.

Accommodation

AT THE JASPER HOTEL (conference venue)
Accommodation rates are available for any visiting delegates attending the DNA DOWN UNDER ROADSHOW Conference. Valid for dates 22,23 & 24 Aug 2019 only. RATE: 15% off Best Available Rate (BAR) is available to book – subject to availability.

A valid credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Bookings can be made via our website using the Booking Promo Code DNADOWNUNDER to access 15% OFF. Includes dates 22-24 AUG 2019 ONLY. Or Telephone the hotel directly on 03-8327 2777 and speak with reservations. Alternatively send a reservation request to stay@jasperhotel.com.au

More Information

See our FAQ Page.