MYC2019: Surfers Paradise2019-06-18T07:27:59+00:00
MYC 2019 Surfers Paradise

“Influence Ecology produces the most relevant, valuable learning environment for its conferences. Nothing is not deliberate. Every year is better than the last.”

August 1-3, 2019 Marriott, Surfers Paradise

The Mid-Year Conference is designed specifically to concentrate and focus your aims for the second half of the year.

Led by the founders, program leaders, and our most advanced members, this three-day live event provides highly specialized training and practice tailored to help you accelerate your learning.

Mid-Year Conference is an interactive educational environment of practice and practical application. It is designed to provide you with the environment, guidance, and resources to elevate your transactional competence.

“This conference has saved my company in the past. It is worth every penny to get there.”

“A swift kick in the ass to launch what’s next.”

Venue

Marriott, Surfers Paradise
158 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise 4217
Australia
+61 7 5592 9800
Map & Directions

Schedule

Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuition

Tuition is $1650 US

Payment plans are available. Tuition does not include travel or accommodations.

Faculty

Co-Founder John Patterson
Vice President Drew Knowles
Program Leader Gary Ward
MAP2 Advanced Members & Mentors

“More than worth the thousands of miles of travel to engage and become friends with such an ambitious group of influential leaders.”

Schedule

Conference Week Schedule – Mid-Year 2019*

Day Time Evening
Thursday Aug. 1——– 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Conference— — 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Mingle and Meet with Snacks
Friday Aug. 2 9:00 am–5:00 pm Conference 5:30 pm – 7:70 pm Social Gathering on the Hotel Property TBD
Saturday Aug. 3 9:00 am–5:00 pm Conference Informal Social TBD in the evening


* This schedule is subject to change. 
The conference is Thursday evening through Saturday.

We will be providing a Welcome Reception on Thursday at 5pm.

Morning and Afternoon Tea Friday and Saturday.

Lunch Friday and Saturday.

Guests

You are welcome to include special guests, spouses, or colleagues for the following:

Thursday evening (first day) from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday afternoon (final day) from 3pm to 5pm
All social events (where fees apply, these are to be paid by participants/guests)
Not permitted otherwise

Details and Agenda

NOTE: This section is updated as more details unfold. All details herein are subject to change.

Conference Location

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australiaarana, AZ 85658
61 7 5592 9800

Check-in time begins at 4pm, check-out time is noon.

The conference will take place in one of the main Ballrooms.

Airport Transfer

You have two airport choices.

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Hotel direction: 14.2 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousines-Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 77 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 65 AUD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 19 AUD (one way)

OR

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Hotel direction: 52.1 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousine sedan – Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 222 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 240 AUD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 44 AUD (one way)

 

Breakfast

Breakfast will be included with the price of your room.

Lunch and breaks

We will be providing Morning and Afternoon tea and Lunch Friday and Saturday.

We will also provide welcome reception with snacks on Thursday.

The Environment

Attire

Thursday–Saturday: Business Professional

Resort and local activities: Resort Casual

Weather Forecast

Link to see 10 day forecast

The Resort

Embrace Surfers Paradise from our 5-star resort

Discover modern luxury at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, a 5-star hotel featuring upscale accommodations, award-winning service and a prime location on the Gold Coast. Easily attend events at the nearby Gold Coast Convention Centre, bring the family to Sea World Gold Coast or Dreamworld, or spend time exploring beautiful Surfers Paradise. You’ll find our elegant guest rooms and suites inspiring retreats to return home to, each offering complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxury bedding and pristine marble bathrooms. Awaken refreshed and take advantage of our many resort amenities, including peaceful lagoons and an outdoor pool, gorgeous Surfers Paradise beaches, a contemporary fitness center and Sport Court®. Savor Japanese teppanyaki and fresh seafood on the menu at our array of restaurants, many of which feature seaside views. Showcasing over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, our hotel is also a premier destination for a celebration or conference on the Gold Coast.

Accomadations

Please find below reservations link to assist you in booking directly with the hotel.

Book your group rate for Influence Ecology

Alternatively if you would like to book via the phone please ask them to call the Reservations Team on 07 5592 9800, and quote booking code F4M.

Please kindly note; guests will be required to provide a credit card upon check in to cover incidentals. A $100.00 bond per night will be held against the card as a pre-authorisation. If a credit card cannot be supplied, then a $100 cash (or eftpos) bond per night will be required with photo identification.

Embrace Australia’s Gold Coast from our five-star hotel

  • Relax on Australia’s scenic Golf Coast in the spacious accommodations at our family-friendly hotel

  • Find a wealth of upscale amenities in our accommodations, including pristine marble bathrooms

  • Take in Gold Coast views from our hotel rooms, many of which feature windows overlooking the sea

  • Enjoy room for the entire family and reserve a Suite accommodation, which boast expansive layouts

  • Tap into the latest technology on Australia’s Gold Coast; all accommodations boast high-speed Wi-Fi

  • Benefit from our hotel’s enviable location on the Gold Coast, near an array of notable attractions

  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Travel Information

Please arrive at the conference by Thursday for a 5pm Start and do not plan a flight where you need to leave the hotel before 5pm on Saturday.

Airport Transfer

You have two airport choices.

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Hotel direction: 14.2 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousines-Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 77 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 65 AUD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 19 AUD (one way)

OR

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Hotel direction: 52.1 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousine sedan – Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 222 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 240 AUD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 44 AUD (one way)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Conference content and exercises are sequential and experiential in nature and as such, missing any portion of the conference may impact the intended outcome.
  • Tuitions do not include travel, accommodations, or airport transfers.
  • Tuitions do not include food and beverage unless otherwise posted on the web page for that conference (e.g., buffet breakfast, snacks, etc.).
  • Social mixers vary, and any excursion, food, beverage, or transport is not included in your tuition unless otherwise posted.
  • Special sessions, guest lectures, and Founder Studies admittance and seating is subject to availability.
  • Some portions of conference are restricted and only accessible for MAP or MAP2 level participants.
  • Guests are welcome for limited portions of the conference or social mixers and are not permitted in most special sessions, guest lectures, or Founder Studies. Active or Inactive customers of Influence Ecology may only attend conferences as paid participants and not as guests.
  • $500 is fully non-refundable. 90 days prior to Conference 100% of any paid tuitions are non-refundable and non-transferable. This includes all conference tuitions paid as any aspect of a MAP or MAP2 contract. Participants claiming confusion or unclarity about which conferences they are registered to attend do not earn the right to refunds or transfers. Those who postpone their MAP or MAP2 start date are subject to these terms and conditions.
  • Prior to this 90 days, any conference tuition transferred to a later date forfeits previously earned discounts and requires payment of this balance to transfer.
  • No-show tuitions are fully non-refundable.
  • We have secured a special discounted room rate only available for the days posted. These rooms and room types are available on a first-come, first-served basis subject to the availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.
  • We require that you complete your Conference Preparation Package upon notification which includes session and social event attendance, signed agreements, and legal releases.
  • Influence Ecology makes no claim to the validity or accuracy of information offered as help by its participants to other participants. Please be mindful of coaching or advice. You must think accurately for yourself and on behalf of your own aims; transact at your own risk. Furthermore, conference is not a free license to solicit business. Rather, it is an educational environment offered to illuminate the knowledge or resources in which to satisfy ambitious aims. As always, if you are interested in someone’s offer, by all means, ask.
  • We reserve the right to inspect or cease any participant activity to preserve the ethics of this educational environment.
  • Posted schedules and content are subject to change.

Prerequisite

The Member Conference is exclusive to our alumni, members, and program participants.

Guests

You are welcome to include special guests, spouses, or colleagues for the following:

Thursday evening (first day) from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday afternoon (final day) from 3pm to 5pm
All social events (where fees apply, these are to be paid by participants/guests)
Not permitted otherwise

Mid Year Conference 2018 Testimonials

The conference contained a range of provoking content that is absolutely appropriate to the stage of life I’m currently in. I won’t say that it was easy, however I have no doubt that my experience will prove to be incredibly valuable in the months to come.

Andrew Crellin

The Mid-Year Member Conference in Melbourne in 2017 was a great way to access to education and meet other members, the mid-year conference in 2018 was like coming home to family. Participating in activities designed to provide a supportive environment for practice, meant that I could really push and extend myself in a new and successful way. I felt constantly supported by other participants and found the valuable offers of help genuine and perfectly timed. It was never boring and a lot of fun.

Anna Stover (Rickards)

The Mid-Year Member Conference was a fantastic opportunity to study and practice with an incredible group of ambitious adults. The program leaders’ combined experience leading programs was evident and the material was impactful (the fundamental principles of transactional competence alone was more than worth the conference tuition), but for me personally, the deliberate practice was the key to shifting those behaviours that don’t serve to achieve my more lofty aims.

Barry Anderson

Conference satisfies the critter in all of us to socialize, something the internet just does not do well. It allows us to see, feel, touch and smell, it builds the everlasting friendships. The practice with each other is invaluable in every interaction, socially or educationally. Conference is an essential pillar for the success of this program.

Bo Hendgen

Influence Ecology conferences are fantastic. Not only is it a valuable learning environment—the ability to engage with an ecology of like-minded ambitious adults is unique and extraordinary.

David Somerville

MYC 2018 in Auckland was everything I expected and more. It was brilliant to have both John and Kirkland presenting. The venue was excellent, and to be amongst the growing ecology of brilliant minds was as close to awesome as I’m allowed to say. I can’t wait for Annual and the coming years as this enterprise expands.

Gary Ward

This ecology just keeps getting better and better as those involved develop and practice their skills. I fully met my aims for the conference and had some bonus wins—so one very satisfied customer!

John Baigent

Completing both the Vegas and Auckland conferences was a beautifully confronting experience. On the one hand, this study pushes me to take a hard look at myself, my relationships and my definition of what being successful means. On the other, it is done with a lightness, laughter, and love from a community of people who care for each other. Being able to learn from the people on both sides of the globe provides a culturally broad perspective.

Joseph de Leon

Overall the conference was a very beneficial experience, the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals in an environment where we are all on the same page and taking a similar path. The presenters John and Kirkland worked very well together and did a great job offering opportunities for people’s input. This was not a sit back and listen conference, it was an opportunity to ask questions, practice and learn.

Karl Grant

Influence Ecology provides me the access to be surrounded by ambitious professionals worldwide from all walks of life with specialized expertise in transactional competence. The benefit is unprecedented.

Lisa Baptista

The participants that did the study and put into practice what they’ve learned were very succinct in their communication. I also surrounded by resources that I had not realised the value in the past.

Lucia Loy

The Auckland Mid-Year Conference provided provides focus, valuable insights, and environment to learn and a valuable way to connect with other members.

Matthew Jackson

More than any previous Influence Ecology Member Conference, this conference provided opportunities to develop and practice skills in transactional competence. The frequent paired-sharing exercises following demonstrations involving participants and the presenters allowed all participants to practice application of the skills and assess what may work and what may not work in our own situations.

Michael Dunn

This was a remarkable conference. I found the very strong practice element extremely useful. The focus on transactional competence was so beneficial. Every element of the conference was useful and it was so great having the chance to practice during the breaks and social engagements.

Moira Clay

As always, the value of attending this conference was evident within the first 30 minutes, when the construct of “you cannot labour yourself into wealth” was built. The consideration that the growth of your money and your identity is in direct proportion to your participation in the environment caused the breakdown it was intended to and set the scene for the rest of conference. The opportunity to get into the Ecology and use the experience, expertise and the willingness to practise, practise, practise, practise, practise, practice . . . is what sets apart this time together from other conferences. I can’t thank you enough for the thinking and reflection you cause.

Neil Calvert

Having the competencies we practiced at 2018 Mid-Year Member Conference can really increase your odds of getting what you want in life . . . and help us thrive in a changing environment.

Phyllis Tichinin

Mid-Year Conference was truly amazing. What I learnt over the 2.5 days makes the FOT pale in comparison.

Ra Piripi

What a great Mid-Year Conference in Auckland. The chance to participate, practice and then apply new learnings that are directly applicable to what I am up to in my business and personal life is a chance not to be missed. Thanks for a great conference.

Richard Morron

Every Influence Ecology conference I attend (this was my sixth), I increase my knowledge, skills and network. This occurs because of the stimulating environment, excellent content and world-class presenters. The Influence Ecology conference is my number 1 learning environment and where I engage in my most productive thinking, from which I make my best decisions. Further evidence as to the value I gain from these conferences is seen by the fact that I have already registered and paid for the next two conferences.

Ross Clennett

This conference was extraordinary! I experienced firsthand why my communication style is now redundant and not allowing me to achieve the results I want for my business. John and Kirkland worked with us in the most amazing way. It was a true joy to be part of this event. My take-home message was PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

Sue Knowles

Excellent; although a lot of the material was of more relevance to more customer-centric offers and organisations, I got considerable value and now have a pathway for adding more value and being more effective in my transacting.

Tim Cook

The conference was the best yet. By conducting so many practices I was not only able to learn new distinctions, but able to put them into practice and get real-time feedback and insight into them.

Tim Guest

Attending the conference inspired thought and practice to make my aims and offer in the marketplace clear. Thank you, John and Kirkland, for the opportunity to be both challenged and agitated to accurately think of how my offer and other offers are received.

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