ASCCA Conference

The following information has been supplied by ASCCA
Of special interest to members of AUSOM is the offer of a prize of $100 to the club with the most participants. This is in addition to the many, many personal benefits for those attending
Dear Clubs
It is now a 2 week countdown until our 22ndASCCA Conference and 1stOnline conference. The big question is, have your members bought their tickets yet?
We think the conference will offer computer club members some great tips and advice ‘for living their best online life’ andare going to award a cash prize of $100 to the club that has the most participants attend the conference.
There is an exciting line up of speakers that have agreed to take part.
Our program is attached, some of the highlights include:
  • Conference opening by Senator, the Hon. Richard Colbeck
  • Googler – Alexander Lynch – taking about Quantum Computing
  • Australian Traveller editor – Quentin Long – taking us through travel trends
  • eSafety Commission – Greg Gebhart – introducing the Grandparents guide
  • Charlie Brown – Technology trends expert and regular guest on the Today Show
In addition, we will have lucky door prizes drawn throughout the day as gifts from our sponsors
  • Tech2– Annual subscriptions to residential IT support help desks
  • A Nokia phone
  • Acronis– True Image software for secure back ups and malware protection
Because this year is our first online conference we have kept the technology simple and all audience members will need to do is click on a link to join the webcast. The conference will run just like an ad free TV show with informative speakers hand picked just for you.
Keep connected!
Sam Isaacs
Director & Conference Convenor
National Peak Body Empowering Australian Seniors through Technology
P:  0405 081 521| W:
ASCCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and their connection to land water and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures, and to their elders past, present and emerging.

International Day of Older Persons — 1 October

Read the latest newsletter from The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) here.

Nan Bosler (President and co-Editor) writes the following:

“Greetings all, excitement is mounting, have you registered for the Living Your Best Online Life digital conference yet? Details are in this newsletter!

  • 1 October is the International Day of Older Persons – ASCCA applauds the members of all Seniors Computer Clubs.
  • Vale Susan Ryan – what sad news. We the people of Australia benefited greatly because of her achievements.
  • What does an online conference mean?
  • Read about two of the speakers, watch online as more speakers are announced.
  • Lots of news from across the continent in Shades of SWADE
  • Details for the People’s Choice Photo Competition – your choice will help to decide the winners in this category!

Take care, stay safe and keep connected,

fond regards, Nan”

AUSOM Members may enter ASCCA Photo. Comp. 2019

Hot off the press from ASCCA


Cameras to the ready! 

Allan Mikkelsen, ASCCA Director from the ACT is convening the competition on behalf of ASCCA.

AUSOM members can select their favourite photographs and submit them for judging.

Photographs that have been taken since the last ASCCA competition was held (i.e. after 1st September 2017) are eligible for entry and, yes, photographs taken with your phone can also be entered.

Topics: Photo-Journalism, Travel-Photo, People/Portrait, Landscape/Seascape, Landscape-Structural/Manmade, Animals, Other. (Only one entry per category is possible however, each person may enter up to 7 photographs).

There is just one question – Who will be the Champion Digital Photographer for 2019?

Full details of the categories etc. will be available in AUSOM News June 2019 together with information on how AUSOM members can submit their entries and earn points for AUSOM.

ASCCA Creative Writing & Photography Competition 2015

Peter Mackinlay & Julie Ackland

This is an invitation to all members to use their superior writing and photography talents to win honour and glory (sorry, no money) for themselves and AUSOM.  The 2015 ASCCA (Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association) Competitions are on again. This is the ninth time the competitions have been run, and at least the sixth time that AUSOM members have participated. AUSOM did very well in 2014!

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