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ACS Offers More Flexible, Discounted Registration for Next Week’s SEARCC 2005 Conference

  • 23 September, 2005 11:23

<p>The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is offering more flexible, discounted registration packages for the upcoming SEARCC 2005 Conference to enable a wider range of IT professionals, academics and students to attend. Entry to the conference and exhibition will also be free on the final half day of the event.</p>
<p>The SEARCC ICT: Building Bridges Conference, hosted by the ACS, will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 28 to 30 September. It incorporates the South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation annual conference and five other leading ICT events.
For those who cannot take three days away from work or studies to attend, the ACS is now offering a special one-day pass for just $395 (including GST) – a saving of 72 percent on full registration. This allows access to all conference sessions and the exhibition area but does not include the gala dinner or cocktail party.
Register now at https://secure.idg.com.au/confreg/buy.php?id=163</p>
<p>For organisations that require more flexibility for a variety of staff members to attend the conference, the ACS has announced a corporate package called Staff Pass.</p>
<p>Staff Pass allows the first registration of a staff member at the normal price with subsequent registrations just $595 each (including GST) – a saving of 57 percent. The Staff Pass is for the three days of the conference and can be shared by as many employees as you like, but used by only one employee at a time.</p>
<p>There are a strictly limited number of Staff Passes available and they are only available to companies that have at least one staff member registered for the event. The Staff Pass provides access to the conference sessions and exhibition area, but does not include the cocktail party or gala dinner.</p>
<p>An organisation’s first registration can be made at http://www.searcc05.com.au/index.php/aid;8?PHPSESSID=ba1d85a0f3143198a8385b66e34695d2. Whoever registers first will receive an email within 24 hours offering additional registrations at the Staff Pass rate of $595 per additional registration.</p>
<p>This e-mail can be forwarded to others in the organisation who wish to take advantage of the Staff Pass offer. They can then register at https://secure.idg.com.au/confreg/buy.php?id=159&amp;psid=533434014&amp;t=1</p>
<p>“These special offers are being made in response to enquiries from people who want to attend but need more flexibility in pricing and access to the event,” explained SEARCC 2005 Chairman, Kumar Parakala. “There is just one week to go before the Conference, so anyone interested in attending should book now to reserve their place.”</p>
<p>The SEARCC ICT: Building Bridges Conference will include a variety of engaging presentations on leadership, project management, forensics and a range of technologies. Delegate registrations have been received from the Attorney-General's Department, the Australian Federal Police, State Transit Authority, TAFE, Centrelink, Suncorp, Country Energy and Seven Network.</p>
<p>Some of the keynote speakers to appear at the Conference will include:</p>
<p>• Steve Vamos, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
Business Value is a Leadership Issue Not a Technology Issue</p>
<p>• James Shaw, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
ICT and the Productivity Debate</p>
<p>• Jo Stewart-Rattray, Vectra Corporation
Computer Forensics — A Business Perspective</p>
<p>• Paul Glen, Award Winning Author, Management Consultant and Professional Speaker
Project Disasters: How to Predict Them, Prevent Them, or Pull the Plug on Them</p>
<p>• David Blumanis, Data Centre Consultant, Asia Pacific APC
Remote Sites Are Now Business Critical</p>
<p>• Kevin McKean, CEO and Editorial Director InfoWorld USA
Five Technologies to Embrace (and Three to Run Away From)</p>
<p>A technology panel discussion has been added to the program on the topic of Sensor Networks. Panelists will include:</p>
<p>• Slaven Marusic, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications, University of New South Wales
• Peter Corke, Research Director, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre.
• Dr. Len Sciacca, Chief of Electronic Warfare and Radar Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence
• Dr. Stan Skafidas, Program Leader, Sensor Networks, NICTA
• Dr. R. Srinivasan, Past President, Computer Society, India</p>
<p>For more information on the ACS National SEARCC 2005 Conference, go to www.searcc05.com.au</p>
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<p>Media Enquiries
John Back
Kinetics Pty Ltd
(02) 9976-6611
john@kinetics.com.au</p>

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