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ACTAI Aus 2024

This year, ACTAI will hold an impactful experience in Port Stephens Australia as a pre-event to West Tech Fest. This exclusive pre-event will focus on economic empowerment for our Australian startup ecosystem and ocean conservation,  supporting the Great Barrier Reef Legacy in their work on the urgent need for the protection of corals around the world. 

Staying in beautiful Port Stephens, guests will engage in daily discussions, kitesurfing, stunning nature hikes and experience the history and legacy of former Sea Shepherd flagship, the MV Steve Irwin. Each day will conclude with dinner at the most stunning venues Port Stephens has to offer. 

Event Ticket Prices: (inclusive of meals and activities)

Cost: from USD $3100 (Early Bird until the 31st October USD $2900)
Please note that this does not include accommodation.

Friday December 1st

  • Arrival Day - plan to land at Newcastle Airport (30 mins from venue) or Sydney Airport (2.5hrs) in time for a 6.30pm start
  • Welcome Dinner 7pm – 9pm
  • Meet and Greet / Group Introductions


Saturday December 2nd

  • Early morning surf session or nature hike
    Morning tech talks and lunch
  • Kitesurfing, water and beach sports
  • Dinner at Atmos @ Shoal Bay Country Club


Sunday December 3rd

  • Morning tech talks aboard the MV Steve Irwin
  • Presentations and lunch
  • Kitesurfing, water and beach sports
  • Dinner at Rick Stein @ Bannisters


Monday December 4th

  • Morning tech talks and lunch at The Anchorage
  • Downwinder kitesurfing at Bagnall's Bay
  • Kitesurfing, water and beach sports
  • Dinner at The Anchorage


Tuesday December 5th

  • Breakfast and Departure Day
  • En route to West Tech Fest, Western Australia


1st - 5th December 2024


Port Stephens, NSW, Australia