Participant Event Info

This Info will also be sent to all participants via email, prior to ACIC:

What to Bring | What else to Bring | What NOT to Bring | Other Important Info


What to Bring (Everyone)

– Dance clothes – t-shirts, quite a few as you’ll get sweaty for sure! Long sleeves and long pants work best on this floor.
– Layers to keep warm including a cosy hoodie or two, and a scarf for the evenings. The stadium floor can be chilly of a morning, so warming up will be much more fun if you’re rugged up (include hat, socks, gloves for your extremities).
– It’s also handy to have shoes that are easy to slip on and off!
– Kneepads – definitely bring them if you have them.
– Refillable water bottle
– Wet weather gear – raincoat, if you want to stay dry!
– Bathers – if you want to get wet!
– A torch – for crossing the grounds at night, late night walks on the beach, or the stroll back to the campground.
– Toiletries – including nail clippers, your favourite liniment and any other yummy thing you might need to take care/support your dancing body!
– Towel
– Non-perishable snacks – dried fruit, nuts, chocolate,etc.
Attention meat eaters! All meals are totally yummy vegetarian but if you’re used to getting your protein from fleshy sources feel free to BYO supplies to top up your energy! Tinned fish is a good option. Please note there is no access to refrigerators!


What else to bring (Residential Participants)

– Pillowcase
– Sheets
– Sleeping bag

A light doona is provided but if you feel the cold do bring an extra blanket or sleeping bag. Extra blankets can also be hired for a small fee.


What NOT to bring

Valuables! Due to the shared nature of the accommodation rooms cannot be locked, so its best not to bring anything valuable. If you do bring anything of value its safety is your responsibility. 

Drugs or alcohol. Lake Ainsworth is a government run facility and we could be sharing the venue with other members of the public including children. There will also be ACIC families present, so we ask that you help us keep this event drug and alcohol free.


Other Important Info

What’s on the program

If you haven’t already, checked out the program on the Convergence website, where you can view the full schedule, tutors bio’s and session descriptions.
If you’re in the Byron area before Acic then get along to The Preamble click here for details.

Getting there

If you have any concerns about how you’re getting to ACIC, especially the last leg from airport/bus stop/highway to Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, check the travel page for more details and suggestions. Check also your local CI FB page for car pools etc. If you have any further questions, you can contact us and we will do our best to help you.


Visit the FAQ page.

Non-Residential Participants

For those attending The Convergence, but not staying onsite, you may arrive each day from 9am, after breakfast concludes. If you are wanting to join for breakfast onsite you purchase Brekkie tickets via the booking site. 


If you are a local and can offer a couch or bed to folks arriving for the preamble or staying on after the event please post on the FB page or contact the ACIC office.

Ok – so that’s it! It’s really getting exciting now! If you have any other queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch either via email or direct to Catherine on 0499 222 235