Shaping up to become one of the world’s most dynamic and talked about diving events, OZTeK’11 – to be held at Australian Technology Park, Sydney, over the weekend of the 12th – 13th March 2011 – features a stellar cast of speakers and presenters whose mastery of diving technology has led them to explore some of the most remote and inhospitable locations on earth.
Whether driven by an urge to fill in the blank pages of maritime history by identifying mysterious shipwrecks; discovering new and exotic life forms thriving in the deepest ocean trenches; or – in surveying magnificent underwater cave systems – contributing to the better understanding of precious water resources, all of the speakers at OZTeK’11 are distinguished authorities in their respective fields of diving expertise.
With speakers drawn from around the world (many of whom are Members of the Explorers Club of New York, an organisation that has, for more than a century, played a leading role in the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space) a feature of the OZTeK’11 Conference will be, ‘An Evening with Diving’s Explorers’, a full-scale theatre presentation to be staged in the main auditorium of the ATP Conference Centre on Saturday, 12th March, beginning at 6 pm.
Sponsored and supported by OzTeK, together with Our World Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) and the Australia New Zealand Chapter of the Explorers Club (ANZEC), the evening offers an action-packed insight into underwater adventure and discovery in a series of fast-paced presentations – supported by film clips and images – that will highlight the role of diving in modern scientific exploration.
Representing a broad spread of diving interests , speakers at ‘An Evening with Diving’s Explorers’, include: Kevin Denlay, Peter Fields, Dr Richard Harris, Jill Heinerth, Jarrod Jablonski, Casey McKinlay, Jeff Maynard, Professor Simon Mitchell, Dr Mark Spencer, and Steve Trewavas. Talking on topics that range from the dive that led to the discovery of the Australian Hospital Ship ‘AHS Centaur’; the recent Explorers Club Flag Expedition to search for the remains of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s ‘HIJMS Haguro’, and the 2010 expedition to locate wrecks sunk off the WWI landing beaches at Gallipoli, through to the challenge of exploring and surveying never-before-seen underwater caves and aquifers, the evening celebrates the growing role of diving in keeping alive the spirit of adventure and discovery.
A ticketed event open to the public – and especially suited to divers and dive industry personnel unable to attend the main conference sessions – the admission price to, ‘An Evening with Diving’s Explorers’ , will be just $20 per person. However, with seating in the theatre limited to 520 people and a priority ticket allocation that already includes OZTeK Conference delegates and exhibitors, Explorer Club members, and OWUSS guests, advance bookings are essential and can be made by e-mailing OZTeK at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about OZTeK’11, please view the website at: http://www.diveoztek.com.au/ or go directly to: www.diveoztek.com.au/explorers.htm for detailed information on, ‘An Evening with Diving’s Explorers’.