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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

Call for ASCCA Conference Volunteers:

Dear Sydney PC & Technology User Group Members,

It's nearly time for the ASCCA's 19th Annual Computer Conference for Seniors, taking place at its usual venue - the Rydges World Square Hotel, Sydney.

Full details of the event can be found at the ASCCA Conference page.

You can also pay for the event online at the link above, find out how to get discounted Rydges accommodation if you want to stay at the venue and plenty more.

As always, ASCCA is seeking volunteers for the event, as has been the case in years past.

If you wish to volunteer, can you please email me with your details so I can pass them onto ASCCA's volunteer co-ordinator, Dorothy Soper, and Mark Young, ASCCA's conference AV and technical wizard, who often seems to be needed in three places at once!

This is where a volunteer with a bit of technical know-how to get a computer connected to the AV system comes in handy - and there are likely other relatively simple but useful tasks a volunteer can help out with, which can also include help on the registration desks.

If you are willing to be a volunteer, you need to register for the conference, but you get a special deal - volunteers get one day free, i.e. pay for one day, but you're welcome to attend both.

I'm greatly looking forward to the event and hope to see you there! I'll be the closing keynote speaker once more, and I can promise a great presentation with lots of great technologies to educate, entertain and amaze.

So - see you there, and if you're able to volunteer, you know what to do - email me ASAP so I can pass your details onto Dorothy, and so she can co-ordinate with you.

Cheers and best regards,


Meetings This Week:


Meetings Next Week:

Programming - Tuesday 10th Oct - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Forum - Friday 13th Oct - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Communications - Friday 13th Oct - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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19th ASCCA Conference on 8 & 9 November

ASCCA Conference

Greetings all,

It is just 6 weeks to the 19th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors which will be held at Rydges World Square Hotel, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney on Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th of November. You will be pleased to know that we have kept the cost the same as last year. Check the prices on the attached flyer (one page PDF file, 1.6 MB). [ Ed: NOT included in this Newsletter copy. ]

There is a link on the home page which will give you information about the venue and how to get there, information about speakers and registration details. There is also a conference price for accommodation at Rydges but be aware that this offer ends on 8 October! Those who have attended before know what a wonderful venue it is and just how good it is to have a sit down lunch after selecting from a fabulous buffet.

We have lined up a really good mix of speakers and as they return their speaker's sheets, we are adding their details to the ASCCA conference website. Our Minister for Ageing, The Hon Tanya Davies will open the conference and the other speakers include Julie Inman-Grant the eSafety Commissioner, Yvette Sims and Helen Milner to talk about Be Connected — Improving Digital Literacy of Older Australians. I know a number of you have questions about the Be Connected program, so this is a session you won't want to miss.

What would an ASCCA conference be without Peter Blasina, Charlie Brown and Alex Zaharov-Reutt! We know you will be glad to hear that we also have speakers from Google, NBN, Microsoft, ACCAN and eHealth. There are two double concurrent sessions, one each day. Day one will see Apple Initiatives — Accessibility & Lifelong Learning, while day 2 is entitled 24x7 Retail Therapy — How to browse and buy online. AND lots more.

It is pleasing to see some clubs paying for their trainers to attend but please make sure that all your members know that they can register for this conference. It is not only for those who are delegates from their clubs. This conference is open to all seniors and those who have an interest in technology.

Will I see you there? I do hope so!



Nan Bosler OAM


Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association

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