ON Core FAQs

Got a question about ON Core? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected a range of questions and answers to help you make the most of the day.

About ON Core Focus Session, Main Event and preparing for the day:  

Find out what’s ON the agenda here: ON the Agenda – ON Core (csiro.au)

We’ve also listed speaker bios and full information about ON Core on the website. Have an explore to check it all out.

No, not without speaking with the ON team first. ON Core has been created to provide support to our growing ON Alumni community, as well as a vibrant way for everyone to connect across the wider tech and innovation ecosystem.

The morning Focus session is for our Alumni, Mentors, Facilitators and Coaches where we are delivering workshops and sessions that reflect the ON experience, and the different pathways our Alumni teams have taken.

The afternoon Main Event and Networking sessions are structured as an all-inclusive value share for the whole community and ecosystem.

If you are planning on attending a session that you’ve not been registered for, please reach out and check in first with our friendly ON program team via ON@csiro.au

Absolutely! Spaces are limited so if you’ve already registered to attend, please email the team and let us know the name of the person who will be attending in your place. We won’t be able to accommodate anyone who hasn’t already registered and received a confirmation. Email the ON program team via ON@csiro.au

Business casual (if you’ve got an ON shirt in the wardrobe – we wouldn’t be mad). Keep it smart, casual and ready to network.

Get ready to get together with like-minded people, learn and share – this is what ON Core is all about! Here are 4 ways we’ll be preparing:

  1. Look through the ON Core networking profiles via the ON Core website. These will be available from 6th December, and we’ll be sending you a link the day before to help you get started. We’ve asked our community what they can give, and what they’d like to know so finding your network is even easier.
  2. ON Core is set up for learning and networking, so if you are bringing along your laptop – ensure you have a backpack or laptop bag you can use to store your bits and pieces throughout the day.
  3. Food and drinks are all on us, but we ask that you join us in creating a more sustainable event by bringing along a keep cup and/or reusable water bottle.
  4. Sydney weather keeps us on our toes so if you feel the cold, bring along something warm (just in case).

ON Core Networking Lounge:  

Got a change? We won’t be able to make any changes on the day, but we can update your profile after the event – all networking profiles will remain available on the website until 29th January 2024.

Please email ON@csiro.au with any updates you’d like us to make, and we’ll get these actioned for you.

The ON Core Networking Lounge profiles will be made available via the ON Core website by Wednesday 6th of December, but they won’t stay available on the website forever. We will be removing access to the networking profiles by 29th January 2024.

About the venue and parking:

The Venue Alexandria is on the lands of the Eora Nation and home to the Gadigal people, which stretches from the southern side of Port Jackson, from South Head to around what is now known as Petersham. Their southern boundary is the area that now forms the Alexandra Canal and Cooks River.

We recognise their ancestors, Elders and people as the Traditional Owners and pay our deepest respect to their continuing custodianship of the lands that we all now work, live and connect on.

We are honoured to welcome Elder Uncle Allan Murray to deliver the Welcome to Country for ON Core and thank Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council for their work to promote and protect Aboriginal culture.

There is a lot to think about, let us help you!

How to get to ON Core:

Address – The Venue Alexandria, ground floor, 55 Doody Street Alexandria. Google Map Location: 55 Doody Street We also have a handy resource to get ON your way: https://thevenuealexandria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/The-Venue-Getting-Here.pdf

Parking at ON Core:

FREE parking (yes you read that right) is located on site, with lift access to the ground floor. Look for the sign stating 55 Doody Street, with large P sign showing carpark. Proceed up the ramp and into carpark and head up to level 5 and 6. There is additional parking located across the road in the Homemaker Centre.

Yes. We have a space that you can leave belongings or luggage but please note that it will not be a locked area. When you arrive for check-in at the registration desk, let the ON team know you’d like to store items and we’ll get you sorted.

The Venue Alexandria is an accessible space, with access to lifts across all floors. ON Core will be hosted on one floor making it easier to navigate throughout the day, and we will be providing live captions on screen.

Hosting a safe and accessible space for everyone is our top priority. If you have any requests or support needed throughout the day, please speak with one of the ON program team or email us via ON@csiro.au

If you need a quite space to make a call or jump into a meeting, please let our team know at check in and we’ll direct you to shared quiet spaces available to use throughout the day. Please note these are not private areas.

Absolutely yes! We’ll have RATs, masks and hand sanitiser available as you need. If you are unsure where to find them, make your way to the reception desk at check in and the ON team will be more than happy to help.

Travel and transport bookings:

This is standard practice with any accommodation booking. This will be a $1.00 holding amount on your personal credit card, which will be returned on check out. You should not be asked to cover the full cost for the room. If you are, please contact the ON program team via ON@csiro.au or notify one of the delivery team when you arrive.

We’ve got a few ON Core buses running a loop between hotels booked for our guests who have travelled from interstate, to help them get to The Venue Alexandria. If you are a part of the group bookings, you’ll need to make sure you are at reception prior to departure times. We have buses available to take you home again at 7pm. Here is the pick-up schedule:

Hotel Pick-up Time:
Travelodge Sydney Airport          9:45am
Stamford Plaza Airport 9:45am
Pullman Sydney Airport (Round 1 pick-up) 9:50am
Pullman Sydney Airport (Round 2 pick-up) 10:10am

Please note, we are unable to reimburse you for any other alternative travel arrangements you make.

Thank you for travelling to join us at ON Core, we are so happy you are here!

Your travel has been booked by a third party, Corporate Travel Management, and they are managing your itinerary. You can adjust your travel (within reason) by emailing groups@travelctm.com or calling 1300 651 757 (MON-FRI 9am-6pm).

If you run into any urgent trouble, contact the ON team via ON@csiro.au – we will be monitoring this inbox throughout ON Core and available support you.

Sharing on social media:

We love being social! Please tag us in your post by using the social handle @CSIRO across LinkedIn, X (formally known as Twitter), Instagram and Facebook.

All information about ON Core can be found via the website, including the agenda and guest speakers.

If you like a hashtag, these are the ones we are using: #ONCore #DeepTech #Innovation

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