CONFERENCE 2014 (QLD) Sept Council 2013 Alexandra Bose Conference 2014 - Brisbane 7 – 14 July 2014 (Monday to Monday) [email protected] July Council - Outcomes Feedback from Council and ALSA encouraged a ‘downsized’ Opening Gala Discussed increasing competition rounds to 4 Provision of student judges by LSSs/LSAs HOTEL: The Oaks 4 ½ star Fully self contained apartments with balconies, separate lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry facilities Fitness room, gym, lap pool, sauna, spa and BBQ facilities 2 minutes walk between the towers $27,215 cheaper to split 8-9 minutes walk to QUT Unlimited internet Issues No printing facilities at the apartments Competition Venues Preliminary rounds will be held at QUT These will be split across two campus’ – Garden’s Point’s capacity is 60 rooms. The excess (20 rooms) will be at Kelvin Grove This is only 7 minutes further away Number of Preliminary Rounds Preliminary rounds will remain at THREE Just a few reasons: Judges Rooms and $$$ Volunteers for CI and WitEx # of Competition Problems Appeals process The whole itinerary – loss of the free day, more competitors unable to attend events as they are still competing, Comps Team issuing the break at midnight.. Time – will recommend 2015 investigate Summary of Events Socials Opening Night: Friday’s Riverside (Cocktail) Day Trip: Dreamworld Pubcrawl: Victory Hotel, Stockies, Down Under Bar, Birdees, Oh Hello (TBC) Theme Night: Alhambra Lounge (TBC) Closing Gala: Sofitel Hotel (TBC) (Black tie Gala) Accommodation The Oaks – Brisbane CBD Summary of Events ALEF topics Equity Luncheon Careers Internet Privacy Mining & Environmental Law Intellectual Property and Patenting Human Genes Disability and the Law Networking Event - Strike Bowling (TBC) Forum- Topic TBC Legal Skills Workshops Transport Hotel to Uni Hotel to Opening Gala Hotel to Closing Gala Hotel to Council Pubcrawl Theme Night Walking (8-9 minutes) Walking (10 minutes). Bus TBC Walking (5 minutes) TBC (<15 minutes on public transport) Buses Buses Registration Bylaw Motion: That ALSA Conference 2014 Gold Registration is set at $750 for delegates. (FYI: Gold Registration includes accommodation) Questions on Conference? Bylaw 18 Fundamentally different from ‘N-3’ Please take a fresh approach Bylaw 18 1. Scope 2. Operating Provision Is to regulate the provision of student judges by LSSs/LSAs at ALSA Conference Refer s4.6 of ALSA Constitution 3. Provision of Judges To enter teams into 4 competitions (excl. paper presentation) you must provide 1 judge The candidate must be approved as a student judge Explanatory guide will be provided Sufficient time will also be provided for you to submit another candidate if your original candidate is rejected 4. Exceptions 5. Judges’ Briefing Broad exceptions policy Your judge will be briefed prior to judging Conference will also offer ‘upskilling’ The LSS or individual student judge can sign up to assist on panels, as an associate, client or witness to improve their judging Alternatively, they will be called upon as needed 6. Enforcement 7. International If you register 3 teams (excl. paper presentation) no judge required. Do not fall within application of the bylaw International jurisdictions have a significant financial hurdle which would likely see them fall within the exception every time. Will be reviewed after 1 year of implementation to see if there are other ways they can contribute. Rationale for the Bylaw 1. Improve consistency of judging quality at ALSA 2. Improve the quality of your student judges 3. Avoid other measures – such as capping # of teams 2014 Registration for Student Judges Conference 2014 Registration [for student judges provided under Bylaw 18] $200 discount off (gold) registration price Ie student judge registration will cost you $550 Questions?