[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: GISSA Ukubuzana 2012: Call for hosts and presenters of training workshops

Gavin Fleming gavin at afrispatial.co.za
Fri Mar 30 05:42:13 EDT 2012

It would be great to see lots of FOSS GIS workshops and presentations on 
offer at SA's most important GIS conference of 2012 - see the call for 
workshops below.

If you missed the call for papers and presentations it is on the website.

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*Call for presenters of training workshops* 	*For immediate release*

*GISSA Ukubuzana 2012
Conference and exhibition of geo-informatics, ICT, surveying, remote 
sensing and location-based business
*An African Dialogue:
Geomatics for Infrastructure Development and Service Delivery


*DATE:* Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 2, 3 & 4 October 2012.
*TIME:* 08h00 to 17h00; with cocktail party and gala banquet thereafter.
*VENUE:* Emperors Palace, Jones Road, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.
*WEBSITE:* Click here to visit the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 website 


/*GISSA Ukubuzana 2012* is primarily aimed at leaders, academics, 
professionals, technologists, technicians, students and companies in the 
public and private sectors involved with or interested in geographic 
information science (GIS), information and communication technology 
(ICT), global positioning systems (GPS), surveying, remote sensing, and 
location-based applications and business./

In line with the mission of *GISSA*, there will be a significant 
emphasis at *GISSA Ukubuzana 2012* conference and exhibition on 
education and training, skills development and knowledge transfer.

Running in parallel with the conference,  there will be three concurrent 
streams (*Training stream 1, 2 and 3*) of hands-on, computer-based 
training and knowledge transfer workshops, held over two days (*Day 2 
and Day 3*).

These workshops will be conducted in three fully-equipped training 
rooms, each kitted out with a screen, digital projector, notebook PC for 
the presenter and 15 notebook PCs all connected on a wireless LAN, and 
chairs and tables arranged classroom-style for 30 trainees (two trainees 
per laptop PC).

*Trainings streams 1 and 2 on Day 2 and 3* are arranged in one hour 
blocks (45-minute training followed by a 15-minute break), and are 
available for training and knowledge transfer hosted by commercial 
vendor companies. The cost to vendor companies for this workshop 
training opportunity is *R4000 + VAT per one-hour block*.

*Training stream 3 on Day 2 and 3* is reserved for non-commercial 
training and knowledge sharing e.g. by non-commercial organisations, 
academia, postgraduate and undergraduate students, and for presentation 
of short papers, project presentations, etc. *There is no cost for 
presentations in Training stream 3*.

*Call for presenters of commercial training*

Vendors of GIS, ICT, GPS, surveying, remote sensing and location-based 
business products, systems and services are invited to host and present 
commercial training workshops for *Training streams 1 and 2 *on*Day 2 
and 3* of *GISSA Ukubuzana 2012*.

*Call for presenters of non-commercial training*

Non-commercial organisations, academia, postgraduate and undergraduate 
students are invited to present non-commercial training and knowledge 
transfer sessions, project presentations and short papers for *Training 
stream 3* on *Day 2 and 3* of *GISSA Ukubuzana 2012*.

Click here to present a training workshop, short paper or project 

*Topics for training workshops, short papers and project presentations*

Showcase your technology, application and solutions at the *GISSA 
Ukubuzana 2012* training workshops, and use your classroom skills to 
lead a group of attendees through your chosen topic(s).

Without being prescriptive as to the subject matter for training 
workshops, short papers or project presentations, click here for some 
suggested topics 
aligned with the general theme of *GISSA Ukubuzana 2012*.

*Training material and documentation*

Past experience has shown that a high-quality training workshop requires 
significant preparation for each hour of presentation time, and it is 
expected that presenters will develop training material for attendees to 
take away, such as handouts, a workbook, CD, memory stick, etc. Such 
training material needs to be prepared well in advance of the conference.

*Special conference price for presenters*

The presenter of a training workshop (one presenter per workshop) may 
attend the conference on the day of the workshop *free-of-charge*, and 
may attend the full conference at the reduced price of *R3200 + VAT*.

*Important deadline dates*

/30 June 2012:/ Submission training workshop proposals
/13 July 2012:/ Notification of acceptance of training workshop proposals
/10 September 2012:/ Submission of training material content by presenters
/17 September 2012:/ Registration of presenters of accepted training 

*GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 training workshop contact persons*

/Technical programme and submissions:/
Magda Roos, mroos at geoscience.org.za <mailto:mroos at geoscience.org.za>
/GISSA conference steering committee chair:/
Dawn Newman, 083 515-6913, newman.dawn at gmail.com 
<mailto:newman.dawn at gmail.com>
/GISSA conference steering committee vice-chair:/
Morena Letsosa, 083 877-6098, morena.letsosa at gmail.com 
<mailto:morena.letsosa at gmail.com>

*About GISSA*

The mission of*GISSA 
*is to represent the geo-information community in South Africa as a 
unified and representative national body, and serve the interests of its 
members, the wider geo-information community, the country, and society 
in general.

*About EE Publishers
*EE Publishers 
disseminates, publishes and distributes information through its print 
and electronic media, and stages relevant conferences and exhibitions. 
*EE Publishers* is the publisher of PositionIT 
magazine, Africa's leading journal in this sector.


Save 10%

*Save R480* (10%) on the R4800 delegate registration fee and pay only
*R4320 + VAT* per delegate by taking advantage of the early bird 
discount, and booking online now.

*Save a further R960* (20%) on the R4800 delegate registration fee and 
pay only *R3350 + VAT* per delegate by booking five or more delegates 
from one company or organisation online now.
*/NOTE: All central, provincial and local government delegates 
automatically qualify for this, as more than 5 government delegates are 
already attending./*
*Early bird discount offer expires on 31 July 2012.

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