IEEE ANZSCON 2010

The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch is pleased to announce that the inaugural IEEE Australia and New Zealand Student Congress (ANZSCON), hosted by the IEEE Victorian Section, will be held in Melbourne from 24–26 November 2010.  Registrations of interest only are now open—see below for details.

Programme

ANZSCON 2010 is looking to include:

  • Employers’ forum and talks
  • Professional skills seminars
  • Poster and project competition
  • Getting the most from your IEEE membership
  • A cocktail function on the first night, and a formal dinner on the second, when you can get to know the other attendees

A core objective of ANZSCON is to improve the network of students from campuses across Australia and New Zealand, as well as provide exposure to employers from the two countries.  Volunteers from 15 universities, including Auckland, AUT and Canterbury are involved in organising this, so it’s sure to be an event for students from all campuses.

You can check out the full programme at www.ieeevic.org/anzscon2010.  Our programme’s still tentative at this stage, so watch this space!

Registration of Interest

To register your interest, fill in and submit the form at http://www.ieeevic.org/anzscon2010/reg.php.  Also, please e-mail us at sb.auckland@ieee.org to let us know you’re interested.  This would not be a commitment. Even if you’re just thinking about going, put your name down, just so that we have an idea of who’s interested in going.  We’ll be sending detailed updates to IEEE members and other people who register interest.

Costs

The registration fee is set at A$100 for IEEE members (currently ~NZ$125).  We’re trying to push this as close to zero as we can with sponsorships; if we succeed, there will be a rebate on accommodation (which is not part of the registration fee).  There will be a higher fee for non-members, but you can join the IEEE at any time before fees are due.  You don’t need to pay the registration fee yet; if you register interest with us we’ll tell you when you need to.

The University of Auckland Student Branch will be organising group accommodation in Melbourne with the University of Canterbury Student Branch—details to come.

Travel

If you want to go, we do recommend that you book your flights ASAP, as flight prices tend to increase with time.  You should aim to arrive on/before the afternoon of Wednesday 24 November (evening at the latest, but you’d miss the cocktail function), and leave on or after the morning of Saturday 27 November.  Of course, you might consider staying in Melbourne for longer than just the Congress.

If you’re not a New Zealand citizen, or an Australian citizen or resident, you may need a visa.  If this applies to you, flick us an e-mail at sb.auckland@ieee.org and we’ll be glad to help you out.

Questions or suggestions? E-mail anzscon@ieee.org and/or sb.auckland@ieee.org.