2020

AGI
Open
Sydney

19 —
20.09

AGI
Congress
Sydney

21 —
24.09

2020

2020

AGI
Open
Sydney

19 —
20.09

AGI
Congress
Sydney

21 —
24.09

2020

New
Old World

Australia may be considered a new world by some, but it is also a very old one. Sydney is a young city embedded within the world’s oldest continuous culture. A complex and exciting contemporary society, Sydney is one of the great cities of the world and we are thrilled to be hosting AGI Congress and Open in 2020.

Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Sydney area for at least 60,000 years. The original Aboriginal inhabitants of the inner-city area are the Gadigal people. There are about 29 clan groups of the greater Sydney area referred to collectively as the Eora Nation—Eora meaning simply ‘the people’ derived from Ee (yes) and ora (this place).

Sydney is the most populous city in Oceania and home to the third largest foreign born population of any city in the world. More than 250 different languages are spoken in Sydney and about 35% of Sydney residents speak a language other than English at home.

Beyond the stunning Sydney Harbour—home to dual icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House—the city boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches, along with well appointed museums, gorgeous botanic gardens, award-winning restaurants, lively neighbourhoods and countless landmarks of Sydney’s rich cultural history.

We invite you to Sydney in 2020 to join us for the AGI Congress and AGI Open. We are organising a two-day Open, followed by a traditional four-day Congress that will feature cultural experiences, great food, excursions, studio visits and loads of fun times. For many of you Sydney is a long trip, so we advise that you get organised and plan as early as you can. We have put together a brief schedule and a set of accommodation options so you can plan your stay right away.

Please come and join us.

Tickets

Members tickets are now available

All ticket prices include both the AGI Congress and AGI Open

Early Bird Ticket: Available until May 31
450 Swiss Francs 

Buy

Partner/Companion Ticket:
350 Swiss Francs

Buy

Accommodation

We have endeavoured to provide hotel recommendations for all budgets within a reasonable distance of both the Open venue (University of Technology) and the Congress venue (Sydney Opera House). We would like to suggest QT Sydney as the Main AGI Hotel in terms of proximity to both venues, the city tram line and as value for money. It is our primary hotel recommendation and will be the centre of our operations.

Main Hotel

QT Sydney

Equidistant from both AGI venues and tram line at front of hotel running to Opera House and UTS. A fine boutique hotel driven by an eclectic aesthetic, featuring Australian designed furnishings and works by Australian artists in the common spaces. The QT is carved out of two 1920s buildings, The State Theatre and a once iconic department store. Centrally located in the heart of Sydney city and walking distance to most sites and easy access to public transport. QT Sydney has wonderful king sized beds in every room, two restaurants and two bars, a spa, gym and a barber. Free wifi. 

Special AGI member offer available for Friday September 18 to Friday September 25
AU$280 (approx US$195/ €175 / £150) a night for a QT Deluxe King including breakfast for one in the restaurant. 
AU$320 (approx US$220/ €198 / £170) a night for a QT Executive King including breakfast for one in the restaurant.
(If there are two guests staying in a room, the nightly rate increases by AU$30 to cover the additional breakfast.)

These rates are available until 25 August 2020, but are subject to availability of the rooms, therefore early booking is advised. 

49 Market St, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 8262 0000
Bookings

 

Other 4 and 5 Star Hotels

Swissotel Sydney

Equidistant from both AGI venues and tram line in front of hotel. Across the road from QT Sydney. Part of the Accor family of hotels, a large modern hotel with 369 spacious rooms, a restaurant, bar, spa and fitness centre and outdoor pool. Free wifi. Special kids rooms available.

10% off Best Available rate.
Room only starts around AU$280 a night
Please note from time to time the hotel runs specials and delegates may find good special public rates available on the site as well.
Reservations can be made either by email or call on +61 2 9238 8888.
Use promo code: AGI Congress

69 Market St, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 9238 8888 
Website

Grace Hotel

A large heritage-listed hotel restored from a 1920s building with 382 neat and spacious rooms, a restaurant, pub and fitness centre and indoor pool. Free wifi. Good deal on family rooms that sleep four.

15% off Best Available room rate available for most of September.
Room only starts around AU$265 a night.
Rate Access Code is AGI0920

77 York St, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 9272 6888
Bookings

Hilton Sydney

Equidistant from both AGI venues and tram line in front of hotel. Around the corner from QT Sydney. Part of the Hilton family of hotels, a large modern establishment with 577 spacious rooms, a restaurant, bars, spa, indoor pool and gym.

10% off Flexible room rate.
Available for Friday September 18 to Friday September 25, subject to availability. 
Room only starts around AU$250 a night.
Please note from time to time the hotel runs specials and delegates may find good special public rates available on the site as well.
To book use promo code: GAGIF

488 George St, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 9266 2000
Bookings

Super Expensive

Park Hyatt Sydney

Perched on the harbour and under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and looking directly at the Opera House and the city centre, if you want panoramic views to die for, a rooftop pool and a total 5 star luxury experience and if money is absolutely no object, this is place is for you.

7 Hickson Rd, 
The Rocks 2000 
Ph: +61 2 9256 1234
Website

Budget and 3 Star Hotels

1831 Boutique Hotel

A rare thing in central Sydney: a characterful budget hotel in a 19th century building. Backing onto Chinatown, renovated tastefully and on the tram line. Rooms are generally small but is made up for by the professional, eager-to-please staff. No restaurant or breakfast service, but a common lounge and kitchenette area. Free wifi. Great value for money. Hotel only has 68 rooms, therefore early booking is advised.

Rooms start from AU$120 a night (Shoebox) and AU$150 (Deluxe Duo)

631-635 George St, 
Sydney 2000 
Ph: +61 2 9265 8888
Website

Travelodge Martin Place

Comfortable budget chain in the heart of the city. 86 good sized, clean rooms. Free wifi. Fitness centre. No restaurant. Rooms have small kitchenette with sink, kettle, fridge and microwave. 

10% off Fully Flexible room rate available for September 18 to 25, subject to availability. Rooms start from AU$185 a night.
Please note from time to time the hotel runs specials and delegates may find good special public rates available on the site as well.

165 Phillip St, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 8224 9400
Bookings

The Russell Hotel

A quaint, friendly, small hotel with only 30 unique rooms — some with shared bathrooms at a budget price, others larger with private ensuites — located in the historic The Rocks area of the city. Free wifi and continental breakfast included. Common sitting room and rooftop garden. Bar and dining options nestled beneath hotel. Early booking advised.

Rooms start from AU$178 (shared bathroom) and AU$200 (private bathroom)

143A George St, 
The Rocks 2000 
Ph: +61 2 9241 3543
Website

Veriu Central

112 roomed hotel with boutique feeling in old building in central location on the edge of the city centre. Rooms tend to be small and can be noisy. Free wifi and room rate includes a coffee and pastry each morning. Other eating and drinking options on site.

Elizabeth Queen Room starts from AU$180 a night
Use PERKS as promo code for 10% off Best Available Rate

75 Wentworth Ave, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61 2 9212 1005
Website