In order to build closer ties with Universities, Microsoft will be holding their annual Faculty Forum in Melbourne on December 13th 2005.  Microsoft Research Asia University Relations and Microsoft Australia would like to invite you to the Faculty Forum so you can learn more about what programs and initiatives are in place for Faculty in Australia.  We will be having speakers from Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft University Relations and Microsoft Australia.   In addition we will have Associate Professor Paul Roe (Faculty of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology) and David Jones (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (RMIT) discuss their experiences with developing and implementing Microsoft related curriculum at their respective Universities. Paul and David arguably offer the most extensive Microsoft technology curriculum in South East Asia.  

 

This will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet with Microsoft and faculty members.

We only have limited spaces for Faculty, please register today.  All attendees will receive a full copy of the latest release of Visual Studio.NET 2005.

 

The schedule for the day

0900 to  0905

Welcome and agenda overview – John Warren

0905  to 1020  

Associate Professor Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology  - current Microsoft  related curriculum developments and current offerings

1020 to 1045 

Break

1045  to 1200  

David Jones, RMIT - current MS related curriculum developments and current offerings

1200  to 1300

Lunch (Deans/Heads of Departments/Schools join the event)

1300 to  1400 

Dr. Kurt  Akeley (Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA)  MSRA  overview and update

1400 to  1500 

John Warren  ( Manager , University Relations , S.E. Asia  MSRA) - MSRA University  Relations Programs and Opportunities for collaboration

1500 to 1530

Break

1530 to 1630

Microsoft Australia presentation
Microsoft in Academia Initiatives  
Economic development activities (potential opportunities for student employment)
Microsoft technologies  - the future

1630 to 1730

Q and A panel session

1730

Microsoft Research Asia student Fellowship presentations, drinks, finger food

1930

Close

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Regards,
John Warren and Deeps De Silva

Microsoft Research Asia and Microsoft Australia

Click here to Register for the Microsoft Faculty Forum