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Living your Best Online Life: ASCCA's Online Conference, 9am-4.30pm on 10 November 2020

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ASCCA is the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, and since 1998 it continues to be Australia's peak body for empowering Australian Seniors through technology, and iTWire is proud to support this amazing event!

The theme for this year’s conference is "Living Your Best Online Life" - and it isn't just for seniors!

2020 sees ASCCA's 22nd Annual Conference. It will be on Tuesday, November 10, from 9am to 4.30pm, held via secure Zoom video conference for the first time, with tickets just $15 and available here.

ASCCA has designed this year’s line up to be fun, practical and relevant to our times and invites all seniors and all ages to join. In addition, you don't need to be a member of a computer or tech club to attend, the event is open to all and we'd love to see you. Or maybe buy a ticket for your parents, friends, neighbours or anyone else you know who would be keen to pick up a tip or two.

The event is going to be a lot of fun, it will be very practical in sharing knowledge that is easily and immediately actionable, and there will be prizes to win and a digital goodie bag for every ticket holder.

Highlights include:

  • Charlie Brown, a very popular conference regular and leading tech commentator who always showcases the latest trends in technology
  • Scott Hollier - CEO & Co-Founder of the Centre for Accessibility Australia. Scott is an absolute expert on accessibility and will show you how widely available features can make using your tech easier, to see, hear and use day to day with just a couple of tweaks
  • Google, one of the world's biggest technology brands will share the latest ways to live your best online life
  • Ivan Radywonic, the President of AUSOM, the 40-year-old Apple Users Society of Melbourne, will share how the group responded to COVID restrictions to introduce excellent online monthly meetings, courses and great online socialising to make sure their Melbourne members stayed connected
  • Where to find computer and tech clubs that can help you get the best from technology - whether close by or online
  • Alex Zaharov-Reutt as conference MC and closing keynote speaker sharing how to better use smartphones and tablets in ways that are easy to learn and can change your life
  • And more!

Why ASCCA?

ASCCA assists clubs in educating seniors in the use of digital technology to enrich their lives and help make them more self-reliant, but also to bridge the generation gap and empower seniors to benefit the community through their collective experience and knowledge.

  • 7.9 million Australians are aged 50 or above, which is almost a third of the population.
  • 75% of our senior Australians use the internet, their mobiles or devices on a regular basis.
  • ASCCA’s member clubs help seniors navigate the changes in technology, learn how to use their devices to explore their interests and keep connected with family and friends.
  • ASCCA is hearing from its members that now, more than ever, seniors are keen to get the most out of their computers and phones so that they can stay in touch, stay up to date and keep up with their interests.

Over the past 22 years, ASCCA has and continues to:

  • Assist communities establish computer clubs for seniors wherever a need exists
  • Support and assist around 100 existing clubs grow and remain viable
  • Encourage innovation and best practice amongst seniors computer groups
  • Develop resources - such as training manuals - for use by seniors computer clubs
  • Facilitate networking between clubs, other seniors organisations and the corporate sector
  • Liaise with all levels of government, regarding policy issues affecting information communication technology and seniors.

A list of ASCCA member clubs by state and territory is available, with ASCCA's latest and past newsletters here.

Please come along to the conference, and please let your friends and family know, as you'll discover that technology is your friend, and you really will learn how to live your best online life! Tickets are $15 each and available here, and through any of the links above which will take you to ASCCA's home page.


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