The Victorian Region concluded the year with our annual End of Year Christmas social function at the Imperial Hotel on 17 December. We took some time to remember our colleagues who passed away during the year with a minute of silence. The year-end function always provided us the opportunity to briefly outline some of the many achievements in the region and the excellent work that our profession and the SSSI were able to accomplish. It was great to see everyone who came along to share some drinks and nibbles and have a good catch-up with new and familiar faces.
Victoria’s Planning Day
The committee ran the annual planning session online on the Saturday 16 January where we put together our plan for the year ahead. It was a productive and effective meeting, drawing together the programs and events from the National level and those of other organisations in Victoria to ensure members are able to take full advantage of the availability to grow both personally and professionally. The year’s program is available for members to see on the SSSI Events Calendar on the web page. We would encourage you to visit it and see what is on offer.
The annual ISV-SSSI Summer Seminar was run as a webinar this year by the Institute of Surveyors Victoria on 2 February. The event continued to be a successful and well-attended online event. There were over 140 registrations to this event.
APSEA 2020 - Thursday 18 March 2021 (New date announced!)
The APSEA 2020 is now planned for Thursday 18 March 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the cocktail networking event, we will hear from our Guest of Honour, Melissa Harris, DELWP and Glenn Cockerton, Spatial Vision.
I look forward to finding out who the winners are! Register here.
International Women’s Day Breakfast 4 March
The committee is excited to have secured a select number of speakers for the popular International Women’s Day Breakfast to be held on Thursday 4 March: Amanda Green, Chief People Officer, Movember; Iris Stewart, General Manager, Victoria & NZ, Cardno and Professor Allison Kealy, Research Program Director, Advanced Satellite Systems, Sensors and Intelligence, SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre. The IWD event sold out last year, so register soon. More information and register here.
While Locate21 is hosted by our colleagues in Brisbane this year, members in Cairns, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and even Wellington, NZ, will have live sites for locals to come together and participate in the event. So do come along and meet fellow professionals, and discuss the topics presented. The theme this year is Convergence, Collaboration and Community – towards a stronger economy. View the conference program here.
Free Webinars 2021
Many of us have availed ourselves to the extensive list of webinar topics free of charge last year and benefited greatly from the content. The SSSI webinars will continue to be free to SSSI members in 2021. More topics are added regularly, so do check out the SSSI Events page. SSSI will also notify you of new additions to the events list. Past webinar recordings can be found on the eCPD page.
Young Professionals Mentoring Program 2021
The Mentoring Program has already received expressions of interest from over 100 individuals. The program received many positive reviews and was very well-received. It provides an excellent platform for learning and interaction with guided topics of discussion. I encourage you to consider sharing your expertise and experience to participate as a mentor. I believe you will enjoy the experience as those who have participated in previous programs as mentors all say how they got more out of it than they thought they would. Please indicate your interest here.
2021 Surveying and Spatial Gala Event with SIBA, ISV and CSV | Victorian Conference
I am pleased to be able to report that discussions are progressing well with the CSV, ISV and SIBA/GITA for the 2021 combining of the SSSI and SIBA|GITA APSEA Victoria event with the awards events of the Institute of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) and Consulting Surveyors Victoria (CSV). The Awards Gala evening is planned for mid-November. The intention is that the Annual SSSI Victorian conference will be held the next day. The tentative dates for the Gala Event will be the 16th November and the Annual SSSI Victorian conference on the 17th November… so pencil these dates into your diaries and we will keep you informed on the details as they become available.
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Andrej Mocicka FSSSI
Chair, SSSI Victoria
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