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The TelSoc Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 26th November. It will take place between 11:45 and 1:45pm at the Telstra Experience Centre at 242 Exhibition St Melbourne, plus Financial Members not present will be able to join online via Zoom. Full details are given below.

I am pleased to say we have an interesting speaker:

Todd Essery, Telstra Labs
AGM Online Zoom Meeting

When: 

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 11:45am AEDT

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC
Teresa Corbin

How well are we tracking to achieve the original mission of the NBN of ‘Building Broadband For All Australians? Four specialist speakers will canvass many of the issues related to the provision of nationwide services and applications to enhance the lifestyle of the end users.  How might we ‘grow’ the number of new customers, and deal with the vexed issues related to those residents currently excluded from broadband? What do systematic field research investigations show about the notion of ‘digital inclusion’ as a measurement of Australia’s digital divide? Do we now need a revamped USO, together with the introduction of an affordable national broadband policy? Have customer pricing policies been a serious bottleneck to improving the rate of NBN related customer service take up – could that be changed for the better? Looking elsewhere, New Zealand has followed a different path to Australia with some notable broadband policy successes. How might we learn from their experiences?

Teresa Corbin, CEO Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
Murray Milner
Chris Wilson
Bob James

When: 

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 12:00pm AEDT

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC

China and the broader APAC region are emerging as key drivers of  technology. This is being driven by a growing and better educated middle-class in the region. Australia seems reluctant to be part of this region and continues to take its lead from the Western Hemisphere.

What can Australia do to embrace the new possibilities offered by a rising China in the technology sector? What does Australia need to do to remain a “Smart State” in a changing World?

John Lord AM, Chairman of Huawei Australia

When: 

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 12:00pm AEST

Location: 

Pyrmont, NSW
Graeme Samuel AC

The diverse Australian community, distributed across the urban, regional and rural parts of the country in residential, business and industrial locations needs a highly reliable, high capacity communications infrastructure which is able to deliver a wide range of information services at reasonable and competitive prices. Existing infrastructure will need enhancement as the capability of communications technologies and applications and services evolve.
 
An infrastructure ownership, financial and management structure which will enable this essential ongoing development to take place and deliver increasing capability to end users is crucial to ensure all Australians are able to participate effectively in the ever-developing information economy. The corporate structure needs to equally serve national, business and individual economic and social policy requirements by delivering cost-effective outcomes.

This policy forum aims to stimulate national debate by outlining key options for the future of the NBN.

 

Peter Gerrand
Jim Holmes
Graeme Samuel AC
Michael Cosgrave

When: 

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 12:15pm AEST

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC

The 5G Business Summit 2019 takes place 25-27 June at SMC Conference & Function Centre in Sydney. The Summit provides an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at how 5G will impact you and your business. 

TelSoc members receive 15% discount off the registration fee – see code below.

Quest Events booking hotline on 02 9977 0565

When: 

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 - 09:00am AEST

Location: 

Sydney, NSW

Survivable Communications and Autonomous Delivery Service (SCADS) is an autonomous swarming framework that supports ‘data-ferrying’ to allow the exchange of user information when end-to-end connectivity cannot be achieved, including urban environments, where line of sight cannot be achieved, or in denied RF environments where an adversary seeks to prevent RF communications.

This presentation will cover the underlying research into multiple data-ferrying behaviours operating in difficult environments, as well as results from a recent successful real-world trial providing data-ferrying between disconnected ground nodes using multiple UAVs.

 

Mathew Elliot, Defence Science and Technology Group

When: 

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 06:00pm AEST

Location: 

Adelaide, SA
Geoff Huston

Enrol for this if you want to partake in the live telecast of the speech.

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

Geoff Huston, Internet Pioneer and Scientist

When: 

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 06:00pm AEST

Location: 

Nil, VIC
Geoff Huston

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

Geoff Huston, Internet Pioneer and Scientist

When: 

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 05:30pm AEST

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC
Geoff Huston

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

Geoff Huston, Internet Pioneer and Scientist

When: 

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 05:30pm AEST

Location: 

Ultimo, NSW

The Somerton Man was found dead on Somerton Beach, South Australia in 1948. More than 70 years later, no one has been able to confirm his identity.

Professor Derek Abbott

When: 

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 06:00pm AEDT

Location: 

Adelaide, SA

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