The theme for the 22nd annual ASCCA conference was "Living Your Best Online Life" - and the conference wasn't just for seniors - with the conference videos embedded below, and available to watch at the ASCCA link shared in this sentence.
ASCCA designed this year’s line up to be fun, practical and relevant to our times and invites all seniors and all ages to join.
The event was a lot of fun, and was very practical in sharing knowledge that is easily and immediately actionable - and all of the conference sessions we had permission to upload and share to the world via YouTube are embedded below, as well as being at ASCCA here.
- 10 copies of Acronis True Image 2021, each able to be installed on five computers sharing a massive 1TB of cloud backup storage
- Five HMDGlobal Nokia smartphones released this year including one of Nokia’s new 8.3 5G models
- 20 annual subscriptions to the Tech2 Help Desk
- Five metro in-home Wi-Fi assessments from Tech2
- Five free passes to senior yoga sessions from Yoga2Go, and
- Two Jabra noise cancelling headsets from Being There.
Here are the conference videos - there are some gaps because not every presenter gave us permission to record their presentation and share it on YouTube. ASCCA will endeavour to make sure that every session presented at the 2021 conference can be shared on streaming video afterwards.
Conference 2020 Part 1 Alex Zaharov Reutt Overview
Conference 2020 Part 2 Nan Bosler and Sam Isaccs Welcome
Conference 2020 Part 4 Ivan Radywonik Using Zoom at AUSOM - the Apple Users Society of Melbourne (now 40 years old!)
Conference 2020 Part 5 Scott Hollier Digital Accessibility
Conference 2020 Part 7 Alex Lynch Quantum Computing
Conference 2020 Part 8 Romina Sesto Yoga
Conference 2020 Part 9 Ron Eo Acronis True Image 2021
Conference 2020 Part 10 Charlie Brown Trends in Technology
Conference 2020 Part 11 Quentin Long Australian Traveller Magazine
Conference 2020 Part 12 Kathryn Braun Undistancing and Humour via the Internet
Part 17 Tribute to Nan Bosler - ASCCA's founder, founding President and now President Emeritus
ASCCA Conference Sponsor Videos:
Acronis True Image: Your digital life – protected
Nokia video 1: ASCCA Conference - The importance of OS updates
Nokia video 2: ASCCA Conference - Accessibility features in Nokia phones
Nokia video 3: ASCCA Conference - Nokia Mobile's security promise
Nokia video 4: ASCCA Conference - 5 top tips for ensuring your phone is secure
Nokia video 5: ASCCA Conference - Features to look out for in your next phone
More information on ASCCA - Why does ASCCA exist?
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.
- Share an up-to-date list of ASCCA member clubs by state and territory is available, with ASCCA's latest and past newsletters here.
You can find out more information about ASCCA here.