It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2015 SLAM conference delegate registration is now open at the earlybird rate of only $155 until the 4th September 2015.
This year we are using an online registration form and provider which:
- allows you to pay directly via a credit card or generates a tax invoice for payment
- provides for multiple/group registrations
- secures accommodation at special conference rates
Register Now: https://aea.currinda.com/register/event/1399
Also attached is a conference overview to help you convey to your University the value of sending you as a delegate. I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you as is possible for what is shaping up to be the best USLC event yet!
Planning for the event is continuing, and the most current conference agenda can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/uslcaustralia/Home/insight-uslc-slam-workshop
If you have any questions about the conference, have a story to tell, or would like to assist with facilitating or chairing a session please let either Mark Noonan or myself know.
Following the success of the Software Licensing and Asset Management Conferences in 2013 & 2014, the University Software Licensing Community, with the support of QUDIT and CAUDIT will again be running this event in 2015. The theme this year is Managing Software Assets: Build, Buy or Subscribe! It will be held in Brisbane at the Ship Inn, South Bank campus, Griffith University on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-8 October 2015.
The USLC is hosting this conference and inviting key decision makers from software licensing, procurement and asset management areas representing their Universities from across Australia and New Zealand to participate in this hands-on event.
The main focus will be on investigating licensing solutions suitable for today’s academic environment of research, teaching and administration, with the challenges of site licensing and subscriptions, personally owned devices, and mobility all impacting on software asset management.
Conference attendees will share their experiences with; and discuss trends and emerging solutions to:
Also included during the three days will be:
The conference will commence on Tuesday afternoon (6th Oct) with a CAUDIT Strategic Procurement update from Steve Johnston, a Community of Practice discussion and round table workshop session. A QUDIT sponsored Conference Reception at the Ship Inn will be held, starting at 6:30pm and afterwards the delegates are free to arrange their own entertainment.
Day 2, Wednesday 7th will begin with a Conference Welcome and opening keynote followed by a mixture of relevant presentations, panel sessions and case studies.
A conference dinner will be hosted by Hearne Software at The Shore on Wednesday evening to enable further networking for the attendees.
Day 3, Thursday 8th will continue the conference theme with a mixture of keynotes, presentations and the Great Debate, before closing at 3:30pm.
The Ship Inn is providing all the day catering (sponsored by SoftwareOne) so please let the conference organizer know if you have any dietary requirements. For the coffee challenged a Barista will be available during the conference and between the accommodation and the conference centre is an amazing number of cafes, food outlets and shops at Southbank parklands.
To encourage attendance from universities around Australia, the Early-Bird full registration fee is $155 plus GST. However the venue has a defined capacity, so attendee numbers are limited and early registration is recommended.
Tuesday 6 October, 1:00pm – 5:00pm; QUDIT Welcome Reception 6:30pm – for University delegates only
Wednesday 7 October, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Conference Dinner starting at 6:30pm
Thursday 8 October, 9:00am – 3:30pm
(times subject to change and will be confirmed prior to conference commencing)
Conference Room, Level 2, Building S06 (Ship Inn), South Bank campus, Griffith University
Paid parking is available in the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and QPAC parking stations.
Early bird registration - $155 plus GST per person
QUDIT Special Subsidy
Only a small number of rooms have been secured at Rydges South Bank this year as it is very heavily booked for another conference. We can also offer delegates alternative accommodation at The Sebel South Brisbane.
RYDGES SOUTH BANK QUEEN ROOM
- $229 per night (room only). Buffet breakfast is offered at special price of $30 (usually $39)
THE SEBEL SOUTH BRISBANE ONE BEDROOM QUEEN APARTMENT
- $179 per night. Please note this hotel has no restaurant or café on the premises, but there are several located nearby
These special rates apply only if booked through the conference organiser. Please DO NOT contact the hotel direct if you would like to take advantage of this special rate. If you require us to book accommodation on your behalf, you will need to provide ones night’s accommodation in order to secure your booking. You are able to select your accommodation as part of your registration process.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Please go to our online registration form to register.
Debra - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 7 3389 3525.
Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Refunds and Cancellation:
A full refund will be given for conference cancellations received prior to Friday 2 October 2015. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded; however, delegates may nominate a substitute in their place. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival or early departure. All refund requests MUST be in writing and received by the conference organisers prior to Friday 2 October 2015.
Please note: Accommodation cancellations must be received in writing and cancellation fees are at the hotel’s discretion depending on date of cancellation. Cancellations received after the 6 September and no shows may incur a cancellation charge equal to the entire stay’s accommodation rate.
All refund requests will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.