Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:00 pm

Anyone aware of this event coming in Sept??

http://www.cyclecongress.com/index.php

Looks like a talk fest for planners etc...maybe we'll see good infastructure being planned, safer roads and better laws to protect ALL road users come out of it.

Of interest is a Bike and Lifestyle Show planned for 17-18 Sept.
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Re: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Postby The Womble » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:01 pm

Trying to see my way clear for it but have you seen the ticket pricing? No wonder they've extended the early bird deadline :?
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Re: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Postby nitramluap » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:40 pm

marinmomma wrote:Anyone aware of this event coming in Sept??

http://www.cyclecongress.com/index.php

Looks like a talk fest for planners etc...maybe we'll see good infastructure being planned, safer roads and better laws to protect ALL road users come out of it.

Of interest is a Bike and Lifestyle Show planned for 17-18 Sept.


I was going to present on our 'Cycling Dutch Style' trip but my 30 minute lecture was demoted to a 'poster presentation'... add to that the minimum registration fee of $475 (for one day as a presenter) and I thought it was a waste of my time. The poster will be overlooked and I can't engage with an audience at all. I've paid less for my specialist medical conferences - even non-sponsored ones - in ski resorts!

It is clearly aimed at bureaucrats and 'industry insiders' so I'm sure nothing great will come of it - probably just a lot of back-slapping and self-reinforcement that everything we do is 'right'... sigh.

What really annoys me is that the taxpayer will be funding most of the council & government delegates. What a bargain...
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Re: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Postby marinmomma » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:44 pm

nitramluap wrote:It is clearly aimed at bureaucrats and 'industry insiders' so I'm sure nothing great will come of it - probably just a lot of back-slapping and self-reinforcement that everything we do is 'right'... sigh.

What really annoys me is that the taxpayer will be funding most of the council & government delegates. What a bargain...



My thoughts too....sponsored by 3 local council areas, paid for by my rates :roll:
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Re: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress Brisbane

Postby nitramluap » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:58 pm

marinmomma wrote:
nitramluap wrote:It is clearly aimed at bureaucrats and 'industry insiders' so I'm sure nothing great will come of it - probably just a lot of back-slapping and self-reinforcement that everything we do is 'right'... sigh.

What really annoys me is that the taxpayer will be funding most of the council & government delegates. What a bargain...



My thoughts too....sponsored by 3 local council areas, paid for by my rates :roll:


The other thing that really angers me about the pricing is that no ordinary member of the public will be able to afford to attend... such a missed opportunity.

The cynic in me has also noticed that the logo for the conference is a sporty bicycle helmet (why not just a bicycle?) and that delegates all get a free one emblazoned with their logo. This is an inaugural event and I wonder if it is a way to 'close ranks' on certain issues pertaining to bicycle safety & legislation given the increased media attention on the topic, what with CityCycle & all... They're even getting delegates onto CityCycle bicycles...

OK... that's quite enough from me! ;)
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