The Heart of Personality Type – Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners

October 25 @ 9:00 am October 26 @ 4:30 pm Australia/Sydney

The 2024 AusAPT Sydney Conference is in person at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel in October.

The theme is: The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners.

This is a Type Practitioners’ Conference getting to what is core and new in psychological type.

Program and Presenters

The 2024 AusAPT conference, in central Sydney, will comprise two days of sessions over Friday and Saturday, 25 – 26 October.

The conference theme, The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners, takes us into the core of psychological type and aligned frameworks for understanding ourselves and others. We’ll be looking at the latest theories in Type, Temperament, Interaction Styles and the Enneagram and their application to self-awareness, conflict, learning, teams and understanding addiction.

Our conference program spans a diverse range of sessions presented by Australian and international speakers. Our presenters are: Catherine Stothart (UK), Daniel Liew (Malaysia), Elizabeth Hallows (AU), Meredith Fuller & Brian Walsh (AU), Harumi Gondo (Japan), Sue Blair (NZ/UK), Mary McGuiness (AU), Samantha Mackay (AU) and Terri Connellan (AU), shown in order in the below image.

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Conference Program

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Download a PDF of the program summary above here:

Whether you’re a professional user of psychological type or an interested observer of personality type, our program has something for you.

Bookings are now open!

Bookings are open for AusAPT’s 2024 Sydney Conference, The Heart of Personality Type.

We have kept the conference as affordable as possible. The early bird conference price is $300AU for AusAPT, ILP and other APT members. The conference is $375 for guests/non-members. This includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for both days.

When booking your conference place you can sign up for, or renew, AusAPT membership for 2024-5 to secure your member discount. (Pay $75 membership, save $75 on the conference.) You can also let us know you are a financial member of another APT or ILP and save.

For guests/non-members, the conference is $375 AU.

The conference dinner on Friday 25 October is $70AU two course private event on site at Rydges Sydney Central. This is an additional cost which you can add below when you purchase your conference place – for yourself and for any guest coming with you.

$300 Early bird conference price for 2024/5 AusAPT and APT members

Book your conference place

Click on the blue button below to book your place for the conference and purchase your 2024/5 AusAPT membership in one step as a bundle and save.

You can also let us know you are a current financial member of another APT or ILP and save. Or you can book as a guest/non-member. Plus you can add on the conference dinner for people coming with you but not attending the conference.

Please make sure you are logged in on our website if you have already registered/created an account with us. If not, you will be directed to register with us first to create an account before you book your place for the conference. This only needs to be done once but ensures your details are kept safe and secure and we can provide a customised service for you.

Venue & Accommodation

Our venue for the conference is Rydges Sydney Central Hotel, a sanctuary in the bustling heart of Sydney, ideally situated next to Sydney’s Central Station in the lively locale of Surry Hills. There’s an array of world-class attractions, exceptional dining, and outstanding entertainment close by.


Rydges Sydney Central Hotel is offering a 15% conference discount on accommodation. We’ll send the booking code and contact information to you when you book your conference place with us.

Rydges includes a state-of-the-art gym and pool, onsite microbrewery, restaurants including Manna Loft and convenient extras such as onsite parking and free WiFi. Spacious, stylish and soothingly peaceful, the well-appointed rooms promise a supremely comfortable stay in the centre of Sydney.

There are also plenty of other options for accommodation in central Sydney.

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

28 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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+61 02 9289 0000
View Venue Website

$300 Early bird price for AusAPT, APT & ILP members.

AusAPT Conference Team

Type in Tokyo, 2024: Encounters through the lens of type

April 2 @ 6:00 pm April 4 @ 5:00 pm Japan/Tokyo

A cross-cultural and cross-generational experience

AusAPT and TypeLAB, Japan are excited to be co-hosting an International Type Conference in Tokyo, Japan, 2-4 April, 2024.

TypeLAB is a mother’s community centred around growth and self-awareness headed up by AusAPT Management Committee member and MBTI Master Practitioner, Harumi Gondo

We are honoured to work in partnership with Harumi and TypeLab in Japan for this event and grateful to Harumi for her initiative in creating this innovative opportunity to grow type learning and knowledge together.

When and where:

The conference starts at 6pm Tuesday 2 April, then two full days 3-4 April including dinner on 2 & 3 April, concluding at 5pm on 4 April.

We have timed the conference with Cherry Blossom season so that you can enjoy Tokyo in all its special beauty at this time.

Location: Tokyo, Edogawa area – nearest stations are Kasai, Funabori or Nishikasai Recommended hotels are included below.

To register for the conference, head to:

Conference focus, program and presenter

Conference Focus: Cross-cultural and cross-generational type

  • Experience Tokyo with the local TypeLAB type community
  • Explore type and Tokyo together.
  • Look at type in different cultural contexts 
  • Explore type across generations: Gen Z, Millennials/Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers
  • Experience everyday Japanese activities together through the lens of type
  • Find out the latest in EEG and neuroscience developments.

There will be a mix of presentations alongside experience-based activities exploring Tokyo and type together and connection over meals. Sessions will be in either Japanese or English with translation provided.

You can view the full program in English and Japanese here:

Our keynote presenter is internationally renowned neuroscence and type presenter, Dario Nardi. Dario Nardi, Ph.D. focuses on neuroscience, personality, and body-mind practices and recently published two new books, Decode Your Personality: Go Beyond Myers-Briggs with 64 Brain-Based Subtypes and Teaching Tales for the 16 Personality Types.

Dario Nardi
Dario Nardi

International presenters also joining us are: Harumi Gondo (Japan), Sue Blair (NZ/UK), and Jane Kise and Ann Holm (US).

Here is a snapshot of topics we will cover:

  • Cultural differences around conformity and roles
  • Stages of community development through a type lens 
  • Practical demonstration of EEG and neuroscience applications
  • Judging, perceiving, culture and education
  • Exploring shopping and central Tokyo experiences through a type lens 
  • Exploring Tokyo through local people who know the area.

Why attend?

  • Explore cross-cultural and cross-generational dimensions of type
  • Visit Japan, experience Japanese culture through the lens of type in partnership and with the support of the local TypeLAB community.
  • Connect and learn in person with other international type practitioners and from international type leaders – Dario Nardi, Harumi Gondo, Sue Blair, Jane Kise and Ann Czajka Holm.
  • Connect with the type community in the broader Asia Pacific region, across cultures and generations.

Conference pricing

YEN12000 Price for all participants – or approx $125AU

This approximately 84USD, 66GBP and 76EURO.

This covers:

  • Conference venue and presenters
  • Welcome reception including coffee and snacks
  • Bento (lunch box) for Day 3
  • Local maps and program booklet

All other meals will be paid for by participants directly as part of the conference proceedings and costs are very reasonable.

Register for the conference here:

AusAPT Conference Team

View Organiser Website

In partnership with TypeLAB, Japan :

If you have any questions, please email

ホテルリスト】Hotel List

○船堀 Funabori area

会場(タワーホール)のエリアです。ホテルは1軒だけです。Area is around Funabori Tower Hall.

・くれたけイン東京船堀 Kuretake Inn Tokyo Funabori

約7,000円(1泊),駅2分,タワーホール3分(徒歩) around 7000 yen/night, 2 minutes by foot from Funabori Station, 3 minutes by foot from Tower Hall

○西葛西 Nishikasai area

ホテルが多いです。Mostly hotels

・ホテルルミエール Hotel Lumiere

約7,000円(1泊),駅5分,タワーホール9分(TAXI) around 7000 yen/night, 5 minutes by foot from Nishikasai Station, 9 minutes by taxi from Tower Hall

・ホテルマンデー東京西葛西 Hotel Monday

約15,000円,駅2分,タワーホール9分(TAXI) around 15,000 yen/night, 2 minutes from Nishikasai Station, 9 minutes by taxi from Tower Hall

○葛西 Kasai area

空港行きリムジンバスが停まります。Narita and Haneda Airport limousine buses comes to Kasai Station.

・ホテルルミエール葛西 Hotel Lumiere Kasai

約15,000円,駅5分,タワーホール12分(TAXI) around 15,000 yen/night, 5 minutes by foot from Kasai Station, 12 minutes by taxi from Tower Hallいwp3F1mcEZ4Y9rm7E8

・ホテルイルフィオーレ Hotel Il Fiore Kasai

約20,000円,駅5分,タワーホール12分(TAXI) around 20,000 yen/night, 5 minutes by foot from Kasai Station, 12 minutes by taxi from Tower Hall


Opening Evening 2 April: Funabori Community Hall:

Conference 3-4 April: Funabori Tower Hall