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ARC Conference 2020

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - March 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

$440 – $605


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*Please note that this event has now been postponed due to the ongoing COV-19 pandemic. See here for more information. *

In 2020, the Australasian Registrars Committee returns to Canberra where thirty years ago, the organisation was founded. This conference celebrates the contributions the ARC and its members have made to the industry, and across thirty sessions explores the successes, issues, and challenges registrars encounter in our dynamic and ever-changing sector.


  • Opening reception: 25 March 2020 (National Gallery of Australia), Canberra
  • Conference: 26 & 27 March 2020 (Australian War Memorial), Canberra

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Conference Programme and Abstracts

A draft of the conference programme, including abstracts and speaker bios, is now available here!

Note: We’d love to get your feedback for ‘The Next 30’ session at the conference for discussion. Submit your thoughts here!

**Please note that the programme and associated bios and abstracts is subject to change.**

Pre Conference Tours

A number of pre conference tours will be available for delegates, but they are limited numbers only – don’t miss out! Click on the links below to register.

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Opening Night Reception

The Opening Reception for the 2020 ARC Conference will be held at the National Gallery of Australia.

  • Date: March 25, 2020
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm

Register for the Opening Reception here!

Registration fees

Registration includes attendance at all conference sessions, tea breaks and lunch as per the conference program. Registration fees are in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST. International delegates are not charged for GST.

The ARC encourages online registration and direct payment for the 2020 Conference via credit card. Payment can also be arranged via direct bank transfer. If you require an offline payment method (ie. invoice), please contact us at [email protected].

Institutional and commercial members please note that for this event, your membership entitles you to one registration at the ARC Member Rate.

Early Bird special – until January 31

  • $400 plus GST – ARC Members
  • $500 plus GST – Non Members

Registration – after January 31

  • $450 plus GST – ARC Members
  • $550 plus GST – Non Members


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The ARC has made arrangements with Novotel Canberra to offer a 19% discount off the  booking price for accommodation during the conference. To take advantage of this offer, please go to this site and book using the following details:

  • Company code: SCP422305
  • Access code: AU682AU176

Note: Please make sure you enter the codes above in block capitals in order for them to be applied successfully.

ARC Member Scholarships

Offered with the generous support of our sponsor, International Art Services, ARC Member Scholarships are open to Full ARC members. Applicants need to have been an ARC member for a minimum of two years. A scholarship will cover transport, accommodation and the conference registration fee.

Applications for a scholarship are now open. Please see the documents below for information on how to apply.

Please send your applications to Julia Mackay at [email protected].

Applications close January 17, 2020.

ARC Achievement Award

Do you know a registrar who has done something amazing that is worth recognising? The ARC Achievement Award is awarded by the ARC Council, based on nominations put forward by ARC members in recognition of contributions of individuals to the Registration profession. Achievements may relate to particular projects, career achievements, or sustained excellence in the field.

The award recipient will be announced at the 2020 ARC Conference. In addition to the award, the recipient will be made a lifetime member of the Australasian Registrars Committee.

Applications for the ARC Achievement Award are now open. Please see the document below for award criteria and details on how to submit an application.

Please send your applications to Julia Mackay at [email protected].

Applications close February 14, 2020.


Many thanks to our generous sponsors for the 2020 ARC Conference:


March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
March 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$440 – $605


Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell, ACT 2612 Australia
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