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Huge Discount for ACS members to ACS Qld Conference

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

ACS Members take advantage of almost 50% off the regular conference ticket price to the ACS Qld State Conference. Offer expires this Sunday (31st July).  Register here

accessIT not only celebrates the Golden Jubilee (50 years) of the Australian Computer Society, it will also showcase Queensland’s ICT industry. It will highlight Queensland as the place to locate an ICT business and a place to find quality talent. A place where industry on all levels can gain access to information, contacts and upcoming trends in technology.

The conference draws on inspirational thought leaders in the ICT sector from a state, national and international perspective. It is themed around a ‘back to the future’ look at software, systems and the broad technology spectrum with a focus on the future implications of automation.

Delivered over 1.5 days we've packed a lot into the conference agenda, take a look via our microsite or below for a brief overview:

24th October

Plenary Keynote day 12noon - 4:30pm

A number of highly respected professionals will present their insights into the importance of innovation & collaboration between government, industry and academia. Each speaker will approach their topic from a different angle – innovation, business, investment and jobs. They will share insight and describe where Australia needs to place its energies in order to compete on a global scale, especially in an age of automation.

ACS 50th Anniversary Welcome Dinner: 6:30pm for 7pm start

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ACS and take stock of just how far we've come in 50 years. We will take a look back at Qld’s ICT history and fast forward to the next 25years toward 2041 and discover what the world and the IT space will most likely look like.

The dinner will also announce the State's Pearcey Award winner who will then represents Queensland at the Reimagination, only  Thought Leaders Summit in Sydney 1 December. So very high profile. See http://tinyurl.com/PearceyFinals.

The Pearcey State Entrepreneur Award is aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual in mid-career who has "taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration" within the ICT industry in their state.

25th October
  • Specialist Streams - industry thought leaders, for each specialist stream, will bring first hand experiences, current information and best practices to their presentations, whilst also sharing their keys to success, their thoughts of the future in their space and future job/growth opportunities. Specialised track sessions include: IT Cyber Security, Innovation and IT Education.
  • Innovation Way Exhibition - a selection of wide ranging local industry businesses, innovators and organisations who will showcase their services and innovations. 

    The Mentor 'Centor' - no matter where you are in your career cycle, we give an opportunity to connect with career advisers/recruiters/career coaches/life coaches/industry mentors/consultants where you can ask them any questions you like to help you navigate your future. Please Note: It is essential to pre-book time with a Mentor. Your invitation to book will be available soon, we will advise when booking system is available. There are mentor 'centor' opportunities still available. Please enquire to kim.ambrosoli@acs.org.au  

    Investigate an IT Career workshop - 1:30-4:00pm - accessIT has a strong aim to promote careers in STEM with an emphasis on IT to high school /undergrad students. To do this accessIT will host an ‘Investigate an IT Career Workshop’. Here students will gain real world advice and inspiration from young entrepreneurs who are making a success of a career in ICT/STEM. Registration also allows full access to The Mentor 'Centor' and a wide range of business exhibitors and innovators where they can further investigate future options one on one.

    Industry Hacks Workshop - where key industry challenges will be put forward and delegates, as part of a collaborative industry, will provide real-world solutions to present to Government as a whole of industry opinion piece. Let your voice be heard!

    End of Conference social drinks - to unwind and further network there will be an end of Conference Sundowner social at a secret location. You must reserve your place at time of registration as spaces are limited.