Program Highlights

The Congress program will showcase the work of FIG and its Commissions, Task Forces and Permanent Institutions. The program will be underpinned by invited presentations in four plenary sessions covering major challenges for Society and the Profession in the 21st Century. There will also be as many as 80 technical and poster sessions along with workshops and precongress seminars. Delegates will also be offered a range of very interesting technical tours aimed at highlighting the role of our profession in Australia and set across the broad context of FIG’s Commissions. Other highlights in the Program include...

History Workshop
Friday 9 & Saturday 10 April 2010

A two day workshop in association with the FIG Permanent Institution on the History of Surveying and Measurement will be attached to the Congress. The workshop will examine the development of the surveying profession in Australia and will be held in the Old Government House in Parramatta, which is the oldest existing public building in Australia. The workshop will include a focus on the first Surveyors General of the Australian States and Territories, with an interesting twist being that the presentations will be made by the current Surveyors General of those States and Territories.

Additional fee. Separate registration required. For more infomation, click here.

Forum for Chief Executive Officers
Tuesday 13 April 2010

As part of FIG’s commitment to develop new partnerships with its governmental Affiliate Members, the Sydney Congress will include a special Forum for the Chief Executive Officers of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies. The forum will offer the opportunity for busy Chief Executive Officers to network with likeminded colleagues from around the world. As well as a forum for discussing the latest trends
in our industry, it will also enable the Chief Executive Officers to discuss organisational and policy issues associated with the evolving role of Government agencies in the 21 Century. This Forum is a special event for CEO’s to attend in conjunction with the Congress.

By invitation only.

Workshop on “Small Island Developing States and the Millennium Development Goals”
Wednesday 14 April 2010

With the Congress located in Sydney, on the doorstep to the Pacific region, it is appropriate for the Congress to include a special seminar looking at the issues confronting so-called “Small Island Developing States”. These island nations face special challenges as they struggle with Land Governance issues associated with achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This seminar will bring together decision makers and practitioners from several Island States with experts on many land governance issues drawn from the many areas of expertise available across the FIG membership. FIG will also involve its key UN partner organisations interested in helping to meet the challenges facing Small Island Developing States.

Congress Prize

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the Institution of Surveyors Australia (ISA) have decided to offer the FIG Congress Prize for Young Surveyors of FIG member associations at the XXIV FIG International Congress in Sydney, Australia. The value of the prize will be 1,500 Euros, together
with complimentary registration and accommodation at the Congress hotel from April 11th to 16th and a return airfare to and from Sydney (economy class up to costs of at most 1,200 Euro). Eligible to compete for the prize are members of FIG member associations who have not reached the age of 36 by December 31st, 2010.

Papers had to be submitted through the authors’ member association no later than 30 November 2009.

The successful candidate will be invited by the President of FIG and the President of ISA to attend the Congress. The prize will be presented during the opening ceremony.

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FIG Foundation Fellowship and Awards

The FIG Foundation is very generously offering the FIG Foundation Fellowship and up to six FIG Foundation Awards in connection with attendance at the FIG2010 Congress. The 2010 FIG Foundation Fellowship will provide full funding to travel to and attend the Congress. In addition the Foundation is offering up to six grants that will provide 500 Euros and complimentary registration. Successful applicants must have a technical paper accepted for the Congress and be from country with a low to lower middle income economy as defined by the World Bank. The closing date for applications was 22 September 2009.

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