Conference Info


Ticket prices

There are two types of conference tickets for sale:

  • A limited number of Student tickets are available. Cost is $500AUD for two days.
  • Full price tickets. Cost is $1,500AUD for two days. Note: Early bird now closed.

Questions and Answers


When is BX2018?

BX2018 will be held on 25 and 26 June 2018 at the ICC Sydney. Please refer to the program for session details and timings.

On Monday, sessions are due to commence at 8.45 am.  We ask that attendees are seated by 8.40 am.  At 8.45am, doors will be closed and late entry will be restricted until approx. 9.10am.

On Tuesday, sessions are due to commence at 8.30am.

How can I find out about the program?

A full draft program is available here.

View a list of confirmed speakers, and follow us on Twitter for regular updates.


Where will BX2018 be held?

The venue is the ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000. Map and directions can be found here.

Is the venue accessible for people with a disability, and other needs?

The ICC Sydney complies with procedures and laws governing accessibility and the rights of persons with disabilities. Some of the venue’s accessibility features include:

  • Equitable and step-free access to every entertainment, exhibition and conference venue
  • Accessibility ramps
  • Designated drop off points
  • Wheelchair seating with adjacent carer seat is available in all theatre venues
  • Clear and intuitive circulation to key areas
  • Lowered counters at key retail and service points
  • Accessible pedestrian linkages to light rail and taxis
  • Accessible car parking spaces
  • Lift access from car parks
  • Spacious passenger lifts for patrons
  • Wheelchair-accessible baby change facilities
  • Centrally located changing places facility
  • Wheelchair and ambulant accessible restroom facilities for patrons
  • Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all areas

For more information regarding ICC Sydney’s accessible venue or if there are any specialised requirements you wish to discuss with ICC Sydney, please contact ICC Sydney.

Registration & Ticketing

What is the price of the conference pass?

Please see above for ticket prices.

How can I register for the conference?

Registration is now open, and the registration button can be found at the top of any page on the BX2018 website. If there are any problems accessing registration, please contact BX2018.

I am successfully enrolled in BX2018 but am unable to attend the conference now. What should I do?

As the full conference price will still be charged and refunds will not be facilitated, we encourage you to find a replacement who will benefit from the conference sessions you had signed up for.

Please email us or contact us with the following information at least five working days before the conference starts:

  • Name of Currently Registered Participant
  • Replacement Participant’s Details
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Organisation/ Institution (where applicable)

What are the payment modes available?

Payment is available via credit card and will be charged in Australian dollars.

Are there tickets still available?

Tickets are currently available. Furthermore, keep updated on our ticket sales on the BX2018 website.

What are early bird tickets, and what do they offer?

The early bird tickets are available until 7 May 2018 or until sold out and provide a discounted delegate ticket rate.

Are there allocated seats for any sessions of BX2018?

All sessions, plenary and breakouts, are set up in a theatre style that allows delegates to sit wherever suits best.  There are no specific reserved seats.

Are there group discounts?

No group discounts are available for BX2018. The ticket prices for the conference are set to provide low prices for all delegates. Early Bird ticket prices are available until 30 April 2018.


What are the journeys and breakout sessions?

There are four breakout sessions during the conference.  In each breakout session there are a number of presentations that delegates can attend.  A journey is a common theme for a group of topics and provides engaging topics to build knowledge of a particular area of Behavioural Insights.  There will be at least one topic in each breakout session to represents each journey.  Delegates may wish to select a journey or mix and match between different journeys. Delegates should preference whichever breakout topics suit them best.

Why do we need to indicate our choice for the breakout sessions?

There are limited seats available in each breakout session. Delegates choosing sessions helps us to prevent overcrowding in any particular session.  Although there is a first-in best-dressed system, to ensure equal opportunity for all organisations, a cap of 5 representatives per organisation will be applied if the session is oversubscribed.

What happens if all my choices are oversubscribed?

We will do our best to allocate more seats to sessions that are highly subscribed. However, in the event such a situation does occur, we will contact you to make alternative arrangements.

Can I change my breakout session preference?

If you do wish to change your preferences for the breakout sessions, please contact us, and we will seek to accommodate your request.


At BX this year we will be piloting Networky, a messaging platform designed by the Behavioural Insights Team. The platform uses timely reminders and behavioural science to help to create social capital. If you remain opted in to the pilot, our algorithm will match you with another attendee and allow you to message each other in the run up to the conference, without exchanging personal contact details. Networky has already been piloted for a large volunteering programme in the UK, leading to significant increases in participation and enjoyment of the programme.

Use of images from BX2018

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We are seeking your consent to collect and use your imagery for the purpose of promoting the outcomes of BX 2018 and other related publications.

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