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2015 Conference Overview
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2015 ATAA National Conference


Embracing the Bulls; Avoiding the Bubbles and Bears



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Conference Registration Information

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Registration Information


Conference Program

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Conference Program


 Conference Speaker Profiles

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Speaker Profiles


Conference Accomodation Information

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Accommodation Information



The 2015 national conference will enable traders and investors to learn from ten highly respected Australian and international professionals – at the only event of its kind in Australia dedicated to achieving Trading and Investing excellence!

Since the Tulip Bubble Craze and market crash in the 1630s, there have been at least 10 major stock market bubbles and crashes, with six of these in the last 40 years! Could you recognise a bubble forming and a crash looming? Would you know how to avoid it? Or perhaps how to exploit it? 

The premier Australian event for technical analysts,
to get together for 3 full days of education, networking and strategies.

The 2015 conference will include studies of market bubbles over the decades – what caused them, how to spot them, how to avoid them in future, and how to exploit them going forward. And in between them, there are bull markets to jump into – but how do we spot them? And how can we take advantage of them? 

The conference content and networking discussions will benefit traders and investors at all levels of experience, and will cover a range of financial instruments. 

Conference location 

The conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, best known for its sand, surf, sunshine and stunning coastline bordering lush, hinterland rainforests, with lots of natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. Consider extending your stay to sightsee and enjoy some of the unique attractions and activities in South East Queensland. [For Gold Coast information visit:

Take advantage and benefit:

  • Maximise your trading profits by tweaking your existing strategies, or learning new strategies
  • Minimise your trading losses by knowing when to pull the pin
  • Optimise your trading and investing by understanding the likelihood of market moves
  • Learn new results-focussed skills
  • Meet with like-minded people to discuss your own special interest topics
  • Sleep better at night by using sound risk and money management principles
  • Meet and network with skilled technical analysts from around the world
  • Learn from international experts, rarely seen in Australia
  • Focus on your learning without the distractions of modern daily life


  • Conference Speakers – Ten well-respected overseas and local speakers covering a range of very relevant topics in 14 presentation sessions.
  • A very diverse range of topics including: market bubbles; bull market and bear market characteristics; trading methods; trading systems; mechanical trading approaches and methods; trading and investing tactics and strategies; trading psychology; reading ichimoku charts; personalised trading set-ups; the Chinese markets; Gann studies; market analysis; technical analysis; and more.
  • Meet-the-Speaker Workshops.
  • Conference Huddles – Fantastic networking opportunities to meet informally and “talk shop” with like-minded traders and investors to share even more ideas and strategies.
  • New style Conference Dinner – The typical, informal, relaxing, poolside Great Aussie BBQ.
  • Lunch in Queensland's only revolving restaurant, with magnificent views of the Gold Coast, and the lush hinterland.

Speakers and Presentations 

A total of 10 speakers will deliver 14 very relevant sessions over the 3 days. They are all experts in their own fields of expertise, and have been carefully selected to best cover the conference topics. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear some of these speakers in person. See Full Speaker Profiles and the Conference Program .

Conference Venue 

The 2015 conference venue is Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, located at: 2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. It is situated on the main Gold Coast highway, just back a little from the world renowned Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach beaches. The Crowne Plaza features the Four Winds restaurant — Queensland's only revolving (seafood and international) restaurant

The elevated restaurant provides magnificent views along the Gold Coast and to the inland hinterland [see more hinterland details: ].  The conference delegate package will include one lunch in the Four Winds restaurant.

Program details 

The jam-packed program features 10 speakers delivering 14 presentation sessions, plus the exclusive "Meet the Speaker" workshops, as well as Conference Huddle sessions, and the great value Sponsor Presentations. Not forgetting the Conference Dinner to cap off the Saturday night's entertainment. See the Conference Program for details.

Lunch and refreshments 

Delegates will enjoy a sumptuous buffet luncheon on each day of the conference, including a lunch in the Four Winds revolving restaurant. Morning and afternoon tea will be served with tasty snacks during the refreshment breaks with quality coffee. 

Conference Dinner 

This time we are trying something new – an informal and relaxing Great Aussie BBQ, with drinks available for purchase at bar prices. This will better suit the budget-conscious, and will be a great opportunity to continue your networking, and mingle with the conference speakers. The low cost conference dinner is included in the conference fee package to encourage everyone to attend and continue their networking. Partners are very welcome, and the dress code is simply smart casual. 

Non members are welcome to attend ATAA conferences

Non-member registration will include full ATAA membership for 12 months. All AIA members and current members of all IFTA Member Societies are welcome to register at the ATAA member price.

Recorded Video Presentations

Immediately following the conference, PDF's of all presentations will be available. All presentations will be captured on good quality video, and a video recording of all conference sessions will be available to conference delegates after the conference.

Conference accommodation

The Crowne Plaza hotel is offering special accommodation rates for our conference delegates who book their accommodation when registering for the conference:- standard Twin Room $170 per night (single), or $190 (for a double/twin), and the larger King Room $190 per night (single), or $210 (for a double/twin). These prices include GST and breakfast for one person in the hotel's Relish Restaurant.

We have a number of rooms reserved at these prices for conference delegates (who book their accommodation when registering for the conference). [See more details about accommodation in the Crowne Plaza Main Tower: ].

Alternative accommodation

Many conference delegates are budget conscious and may want to look for alternative accommodation nearby. Within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza there are many options in terms of rooms, flats and apartments. There are so many that we are not in a position to name or recommend any; but you might wish to share a room with a colleague to help reduce the costs.

Flights and transfers

For those planning to fly in, the Gold Coast airport at Coolangatta is a largish airport with several daily flights with major airlines from regional, interstate and international locations (yes, it is an international airport). The airport is a 30-45 minute drive from the hotel, with several airport transfer options. [See more details about the airport and facilities: ] Some airlines (such as Jetstar) periodically offer heavily discounted airfares, so be on the lookout for these.

Local light rail – The Gold Coast G:link light rail service stops at the front door of the hotel (Florida Gardens station). The G: light rail system services 16 tram stations along a 13 kilometre stretch from Gold Coast University Hospital in the north to Broadbeach in the south. [See more G:link light rail information: ; and also:

Conference fees

  • ATAA members: $850
  • Non-members: $1090 (this includes 12 months registration as an ATAA member.)
  • Partner at Conference Dinner: $55


See the Conference Registration Information or "Register Now" . Payment options include: credit card, EFT or cheque.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation on or before 8 April will incur a $105 administration charge.
  • After 8 April - cancellation only at the discretion of the Conference Committee, $105 administration fee.
  • After 23 April - No refunds.
  • Registrations are transferable to a colleague, provided the Conference Secretariat is advised.
  • Eligible refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the Conference.
More conference details available soon.