Welcome to the latest AIMS Newsletter. The following information may be of interest to members. We also welcome our sponsors for 2018-2019 - learn more about our sponsors by clicking on their logos/banners.
Notice is hereby given to all AIMS members that The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held at 3:50pm on 13th September 2018 at The Ville Resort & Casino,Townsville QLD.
Nominations are called for the following positions which shall be declared vacant at the Annual General Meeting:
The AIMS 2018 Conference is less than two weeks away, have you registered yet?
This is the premier event of the year in the AIMS Calendar, not to be missed!
SSSI - Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute members are reminded that the AIMS Board recently approved all SSSI Members to attend at AIMS member rates!
Non-members or ex-members - Why not JOIN AIMS FIRST (or re-join) to immediately save $200 on your registration fees - it still makes sense to join in 2018!
The conference will be held at the Ville Resort & Casino overlooking Magnetic Island in Townsville, Queensland.
We will commence on Wed 12th September with late afternoon workshops run by our Platinum Sponsors CR Kennedy, followed by a Welcome Dinner. Thursday 13th September will be a full day of conference sessions and will conclude with a Final Dinner on Thursday night.
The Conference will then continue on Friday morning 14th September and then conclude in the early afternoon.
THE AGENDA IS SET, CPD POINTS ASSESSED, WE ARE READY TO GO!
*NEW* AIMS CONFERENCE APP LAUNCHED!
AIMS and Position Partners are proud to announce the launch of the very first AIMS Conference App.
The AIMS Townsville 2018 App is the new way to stay up to date at the AIMS 2018 Conference!
For the first time delegates can use their mobile phones and other devices to source the latest information on the agenda, current sponsors/exhibitors and speakers/abstracts.
The app will also showcase current news, networking floor plans as well as providing the ability to interact with other delegates.
The conference app will be available to download once you have registered to attend the Conference.
If you have already registered you will be emailed a direct download link.
HURRY - CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSING SOON!
You have no doubt noticed our Sponsor logos scattered around our newsletter here and there. As a not-for-profit association AIMS relies heavily on funding through sponsorship, enabling us to meet our financial commitments and to pass on many benefits to our members.
We are very appreciative of our sponsors' ongoing support and we especially welcome the new sponsors for 2018-19.
We invited this year's sponsors to answer a few questions to help us get to know them a little better prior to the conference. Read the responses we received so far on the AIMS Conference web site Meet the Sponsors page.
And be sure to visit all the sponsors at the Conference and have a chat, they support us so we need to reciprocate!
PS: Any sponsors wanting to participate in the "Meet the Sponsors" section of our AIMS Conference website should contact our webmaster.
The AIMS Illawarra seminar was back in 2018 and was strongly supported with over 50 attendees at the new venue, The Illawarra Brewery.
Surveyors from both the industry and local TAFE course were treated to a range of presentations ranging from Geoscience Australia GPS and InSAR monitoring results, GIS for mine surveyors, Geotechnical issues for surveyors and a BOSSI and CPD update.
There was also a great combination of presentations and interactive demonstrations from sponsors Position Partners, UPG, AAM and GeoSight.
AIMS held it’s 2018 Moranbah Interactive Day and Candidates Session in mid-May at the Moranbah Community Centre in Queensland.
Long-term AIMS Member and past president Mick Harris acted as coordinator for the event.
Mick envisaged the day as a great opportunity to include the next generation of potential mine surveyors and decided to invite local High School students to attend at no cost. The event at Moranbah was a great success with a total of 55 attendees, even including six registered surveyors who decided to make the trip from NSW.
But it was the attendance of the school students that really made this event unique.
The AIMS WA Subcommittee has recently released a brochure on the AIMS mentoring pilot program being launched in 2019.
The program invites recently employed Graduates or Mine Surveyors new to the industry to apply to the mentoring program where they are paired with appropriate mentors, meeting on a monthly basis for six months.
It is anticipated, that the program will provide mentees with a better understanding of the pathway to authorisation, as well as working on personal development goals enhancing their strengths and identifying areas of improvement. Mentees will have gained a better understanding of best practice in mine surveying and modern technology and will benefit from a broadening of their network of experienced Mine Surveyors they can call on for advice. Mentors in turn also benefit by passing on their knowledge and experience onto the next generation, whilst building on their own management and coaching skills.
On completion of the program there will be a networking event for all Mentees, Mentors and Sponsors to get together.
It is a fantastic initiative and AIMS appreciates the work put in so far by the WA Sub-committee (primarily Dan Ward with help from Shane Watson and Brett Grocock) in getting this plan off the ground.
There is already talk of the possibility of expanding this great idea beyond WA - something to discuss at the conference! No doubt there will be more to come on the AIMS Mentoring Program
This newsletter has been prepared and sent by the AIMS webmaster on behalf of the above. Any errors and omissions excepted, If clarification is required on any item please contact the AIMS Secretary via email.