Are you ready for this year's Conference?
This conference was made for you, simple as that. It was conceptualised by industry leaders from different areas of knowledge to bring you the latest trends in the industry and to generate meaningful conversations with your peers.
The National Technical Committee devoted hours of productive discussions to create a programme that will help sharpen your skills and increase your productivity. Whether you are a new or seasoned professional, there is something for everyone.
Invite your peers, talk to your colleagues and join us for the biggest surveying and spatial event of the year.
Check out our Keynote Speakers:
Opening Keynote Speaker | Juliet Gerrard:
Thursday, May 9, 2019
In this presentation I will outline the scope of my role and some emerging high level priorities. In particular I will outline:
• The four principles around which the Office is structuring our activities: rigorous, transparent, accessible and inclusive; and
• How to strengthen the interface between the research community and policy makers;
• Two case studies: antimicrobial resistance and our work on plastics.
Why should you attend?
Thom Singer, a corporate training specialist explains:
"Many falsely believe that since they can now access industry information via the Internet that the days of the live meetings are gone. The truth is, meetings are more important than ever. The value in meetings comes from the human-to-human connections that occur. Often people cite the serendipitous “hallway conversations” that they have with other attendees as the most valuable parts of attending an event. While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved becomes irreplaceable. It is the people that bring the ROI to your time at a conference." Read the full article.
You will have the opportunity to participate by engaging with speakers and have your questions heard with slido - the interactive website that allows real-time questions and comments to be posted. During the conference, every session will have an electronic room where you can submit questions and reply to polls. This new technology makes it for a more dynamic and interactive environment with speakers and delegates. Learn how to use it here.
An Interactive Experience:
Many Reasons to Learn:
Meeting Industry Suppliers:
You will meet key industry suppliers like Allterra, Global Survey and Accurate Instruments and more.
1. This will make it easier to call them when you’re having a problem in the field.
2. Tell them what you really think about their product.
Why Should Your Manager Send You?
There is no reason to worry about taking time off work.
Here are the reasons why employees should be supported to go:
The company will benefit through your increased productivity because you will be more engaged.
You could increase efficiencies by applying your knowledge of the latest trends in the sector.
It looks good when the company supports you and will make recruitment easier.
You will rekindle your motivation to learn and further your career.
You will gain confidence from networking and open discussions with peers and business leaders in our profession.
You will learn new ways of being more efficient at work.
What People Said About the 2018 Conference:
“Attending the conference as a Young Professional is awesome as you get the opportunity to learn about aspects of surveying you haven’t experienced yet. It is so inspiring to learn more about what you're interested in from experts - the passion is infectious!”
"Young professionals are the future leaders of our profession. The better we develop their skills today, the better equipped they will be to add value to our businesses and so lead our profession tomorrow. Few professional development experiences will beat this year's S+SNZ annual conference."
As a business owner and the current chair of the Consultants Division of S+SNZ I would encourage any Young Professional to attend the conference this year. I am also encouraging our CSNZ members to consider options to support their Young Professionals to attend. I have been fortunate to attend several conferences since graduating from Survey School and have always found them to be extremely rewarding.