6 Ways to Prepare for the 2015 Analytics Conference

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Here we go folks, the countdown is officially underway with only seven days until the 2015 Analytics Conference kicks off. We have only a handful of tickets left, so get in quick as these will be snapped up in no time. For those who are booked in, pumped and revved up to go, here are six ways to help you get ready for the big day.

1. Show off

You’re ahead of the crowd, you know digital matters and you want to make the best of your online marketing campaigns – that’s exactly why you’ve booked into this conference. You deserve to show it off, so take it to social just like everyone else and don’t forget to click attending on the official Facebook or Google+ event too. This is also going to serve as an easy event reminder.

2. Time & place

It’s important to double check your ticket confirmation details to ensure you’ve booked into the right event. If you’ve booked a Masterclass and Conference ticket, you’re attending a two-day event. For those who have purchased a Conference Only ticket, you’re attending a one-day event.

Sydney Event Details Masterclass: Tuesday, 8 September 1.30–5.00 pm

Conference: Wednesday, 9 September 9.00 am–5.00 pm

The Australian National Maritime Museum.

Melbourne Event Details Masterclass: Thursday, 10 September 1.30–5.00 pm

Conference: Friday, 11 September 9.00 am–5.00 pm

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

3. Plan your trip

If you’re attending the Sydney event, you’re heading to The Australian National Maritime Museum in Pyrmont. Enter via the main venue doors opposite the Harbourside shops.

Melbournians will meet us at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf. We're in the Convention Centre (near the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, at Level 1).

Sydney Transport Options

Train – The closest train station is Town Hall Station, it is followed by a 15 minute walk. Tram – Alight at Pyrmont Bay stop which is directly opposite the Museum. Ferry – Casino Wharf is located directly outside the Museum, otherwise King Street Wharf is a 5 minute walk across the Pyrmont Bridge. Car – $14 all day parking is available at Harbourside Secure Parking once you validate your ticket at the Museum reception.

Jump onto Transport NSW’s Trip Planner to work out your public transport trip.

Melbourne Transport Options

Tram – Take Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick, Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill or Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda. Bus – Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf, which is a 5 minute walk to the Exhibition Centre. Car – The Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking offers a $16 early bird rate for entry between 6–9 am.

Jump onto Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner to organise your trip.

4. What to bring

For a quick check-in, bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket confirmation. A laptop or tablet to take your notes on is going to be handy, but it’s not essential. Prefer written notes? We’ll provide all conference attendees with a notebook and pen.

5. Study up on the speakers

Familiarise yourself with who is coming, what they’re speaking about and find out more about their personalities in our ‘Get to Know the Speaker’ series. You can even get in early and ask them a question for the Conference’s Ask Me Anything session.

6. Where's the after party?

We’re co-hosting an Analytics Trivia Night with General Assembly that will take place at a venue close to the Conference. Our speakers will be attending so it’s your chance to get personal, ask them about their experiences in digital and find out just how good they are in their own field of expertise.

Conference attendees receive free access to the event; but if you want to secure a front-row seat, as well as a drink on arrival, book your ticket now for $15. This event is open to everybody: bring a friend who can’t make it to the Conference but wants to be a part of the fun.

Sydney Analytics Trivia Night Wednesday, 9 September 5.30–8.00 pm Pyrmont Bridge Hotel 96 Union Street, Pyrmont

Melbourne Analytics Trivia Night Friday, 11 September 5.30–8.00 pm Beer Deluxe Federation Square Flinders Street, Melbourne

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs or contact info@lovesdata.com.