Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a hybrid conference? How does it work?
The conference is hybrid in two ways. Firstly, because we have a mix of live and Zoomed
lectures. This has enabled international speakers to share their knowledge and ideas with us without the stress of moving around the world at this uncertain time. Australian speakers will be live, and you can mix with
them during the conference.
Secondly, you can take part in the conference either in-person or online. And all people attending, in either mode, will have access to the lecture videos for 30 days afterwards. If 5 lectures a day are too much for you, you can skip one and know that you can catch up later. Or you can indulge yourself by just listening-
ing, and then take notes from the video later on. Win/win!
Thanks to our tech team of Jenny, John, Rhonda and Helen for making this possible!
How did you choose the speakers?
For our international speakers, Jenny and Cate watched many hours of online conferences, choosing not only amazing astrologers but those who captured the screen online
through their presentation.
For our Australian speakers, we advertised in the Journal, and from the responses, we selected a great cross-section of topics and styles, all within our theme of Wealth and
We are really excited at the ideas and astrological perspectives that will be explored during the conference.
How do I register for the conference?
Firstly, you must be a member of one of the FAA associations. If you are not a member, it’s easy to join. Tasmanian astrologers can contact Cate Whelan at email@example.com.
Then go to the website, www.faaconference.com.au to the Registration page. You will need to create a username and password. Keep a record of these details in a safe place, because you will need them to access the online lectures and all the recordings! There are clear instructions on the registration page
Attending In-person - Where is the conference being held?
It’s in Adelaide at the Haven Marina Motel, Adelphi Terrace, Glenelg, opposite the Glenelg marina. It’s a spectacular setting. We have a large conference room there and there is lots of accommodation. www.haveninn.com.au.
Attending In-person - When is the registration desk open?
The registration desk in the conference room will open at 3 pm on Friday afternoon. You will receive your conference bag, name tag and RAT.
Attending In-person - When is the official opening?
The conference will officially open at 5.06 pm. If the weather is fine we hope to go across the road and have a short ceremony by the water, lit by the sunset. Then we will return to the conference room for a welcome by Jenny and a short talk by Cate. (This is also an opportunity or the tech people to make sure everything is working properly)
Attending In-person - What is the accommodation like?
In 2018 the FAA did a survey about the biennial conference, and the results showed that people were anxious to have air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Well, you’ve got it! The motel rooms are clean and comfortable with easy ac- cess to the conference room. If you don’t like stairs, you might want to book on the first floor, as the conference room is on the first floor and you can access it directly. But it’s only one flight anyway!
Attending In-person - How do I book accommodation?
Phone or email the Haven Marina quoting FAA Conference June 2022 to get your discounted rate of $100 per night. Phone 08 8294 1555 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can share a room to cut costs. It’s a long weekend in Adelaide, so book your accommodation in plenty of time.
Attending In-person - What about Breakfast
There are tea and coffee facilities in every room. However, the café at the motel closed during Covid, so breakfast is not supplied, but you can buy a breakfast pack at Reception for $10. Or you can stock up at Coles, about a 10-minute walk away. There is also a tramcar café on the reserve opposite the motel which opens early, and you can get coffee and croissants there. Or, if you’re desperate for a big breakfast, there’s always Uber Eats!
Attending In-person - What catering can we expect?
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the conference cost. The food is catered by the Watermark Hotel. Pizza and champagne on Friday evening is also included.
Attending In-person - Are the rooms serviced?
The rooms will not be serviced while you are there, but you can collect clean towels, tea and coffee, bin liners etc from Reception. It’s probably not a good idea not to leave fruit waste in the room – there are bins where you can dispose of it.
Attending In-person - What if I have dietary restrictions?
Make sure you record these when you register. If you need to provide additional information you can do that by emailing the convenors. We will ensure that the caterers are aware of your needs and will provide food that meets them.
If you have special dietary needs, please register in plenty of time. We need to have our orders to the caterers by 25th May.
Keeping you safe - What are the Covid precautions for the conference?
We hope that the majority of delegates are vaccinated, but there is no mandate for SA, for the Haven Marina or for the conference.
Because we are all together for long periods of time, we ask that you follow the following guidelines as much as possible:
- Take a Rapid Antigen Test on Friday (supplied)
- Do not attend if you have any cold or flu symptoms (you can join us online)
- Wear a mask during lectures (this is best practice when seated in an enclosed space)
- Move about between lectures, getting some fresh air outside if possible
- Use the hand sanitiser
- Be respectful of the needs of
Keeping You Safe - Close contact rules in SA
In SA you are considered a close contact (non-family) if you have spent 4 hours with a positive person, indoors, without a mask. If you wear your mask during the lectures, move around and get fresh air whenever possible and mix with a variety of people then you would not be considered a close contact.
Close contacts no longer need to isolate but need to wear a mask and test regularly with Rapid Antigen Tests.
Keeping You Safe - What if I book to come in person, but have to cancel due to Covid?
We will change you to online registration, and we will refund you the difference. You can watch the lectures as they happen, or wait till you receive the recordings, which will be valid for 30 days. But we hope you don’t have to!
Attending Online - How do I access live lectures?
Log in to the website www.faaconference.com.au, click on ‘Schedule’ and select the lecture you want to attend. You will only be given access to the conference day/s that you registered for. Click on the ZOOM link to join the session. You will be able to join the ZOOM meeting before the lecture is scheduled to start and, while you are waiting, we will have advertising and conference information slides for you to watch.
Attending Online - What is the online protocol?
Shortly before the lecture starts you may wish to acknowledge people you know when you see them on-screen. When the lecture starts you will be muted. You may wish to turn off your video so you are not seen onscreen in the recordings, especially if you are stretching or eating
Attending Online - Can I ask questions?
This will depend on the individual lecturer. Some lecturers invite questions as they go along, otherwise, it is polite to wait till the end of the lecture. In the chatbox, you can write questions which will be relayed to the speaker by the co-ordinator or you can indicate by putting your virtual hand up, and unmute yourself when invited to speak
Attending Online - Will I be able to see everything live at the conference?
Almost everything. On Friday evening, if the weather is fine, we will have a short outdoor opening ritual, which will not be filmed.
At 5.30 ACST we will be streaming live as Jenny Coad welcomes delegates to the conference, and then Cate Whelan will present a short talk. This way you can meet the convenors in person, and it gives an opportunity for our tech experts to sort out any problems we might have before the main conference starts.
On Sunday at 4 pm we will be having a panel discussion which will not be live-streamed or recorded. Kira Sutherland’s pre-recorded lecture will be available to online delegates at that time.
General Questions - When will the recordings be available?
The recordings will be available as soon as possible after the conference. They will be available for 30 days. You access the recordings via the website – just log in, go to ‘Schedule’ and click on the lecture select the lecture you wish to watch and click on the recording link to view.
General Question - Can I purchase a lecture?
After the recordings are taken down, 30 days after the conference, individual lectures will be available for purchase by download. They will cost $AUD35 each. You will do this via the website www.faaconference.com.au
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation the FAA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
In particular, we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians on whose land this conference will take place. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Kaurna people to country and we respect and value their past, present and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs.