Re-live 2012 conference through AGCSA webcasts
Delegates to the recent 28th Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition were last week sent an email containing a link to all webcasts which were recorded during the week in Melbourne.
A total of 29 presentations – including all Plenary, Golf, Sportsfield, Agronomic and Management stream sessions – were recorded totalling more than 26 hours worth of education. Each webcast contains footage of the presenter as well as their PowerPoint presentation. Among the webcasts delegates can view are:
Dr Frank Rossi’s three presentations on sustainable turf management programmes, resource efficient sportsturf management and organically/biologically based cultural and pest management programmes;
AFL great Wayne Schwass’s superb keynote address on mental health issues;
Sharon Kaibel’s two presentations on behavioural profiling and presentation skills;
Manly Golf Club superintendent Michael Bradbery’s look at the massive reconstruction project at the Sydney course;
The Sportsfield Stream’s End Users Forum conducted by Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust horticulture manager Adrian Black and the cricket wicket open forum conducted by Cameron Sutherland which also featured Marcus Pamplin (Bellerive Oval), Brett Sipthorpe (Westpac Stadium, NZ) and Damian Hough (Adelaide Oval);
Robin Doodson and Nadeem Zreikat’s social media workshop;
And many, many more....
Since being sent out last week there have been more than 290 webcast downloads amounting to more than 65 hours worth of footage viewed. For those who did not attend the conference but are interested in viewing any or all of the conference sessions, please contact AGCSA events and education manager Simone Staples to find out download costs.
Please note: The email sent to delegates also contained a link to view the webcasts on smartphone and tablet devices. Despite some initial software issues, this link is now working, however iPhone users will need to download the free MediaSite app (you will be prompted to do so) in order to view the presentations - iPad users don't require the app.
To give you a taste of the webcasts that the AGCSA recorded in Melbourne, two are now available for general viewing through the AGCSA website. The two webcasts, which can be accessed either by clicking on the links below or through the webcast section on our website, are:
Stephen Bernhard Workshop: This highly informative two-hour workshop was conducted by Bernhard and Co principal Stephen Bernhard examining mower set-up and its influence on course playability, presentation and speed. This workshop also featured local course superintendents Robin Doodson, (Sanctuary Cove G&CC, QLD), Steve Jacobsen (Carnarvon GC, NSW) and Stuart Moore (Southport GC, QLD) talking about and sharing their views and experiences. Running time: 2 hours and 2 minutes. Click here to view this webcast.
AGCSATech Update – Bents, Benchmarking and Biodiversity: This session, presented jointly by Andrew Peart, John Geary (both AGCSATech) and Dr Caragh Threlfall (University of Melbourne), included updates on the various AGCSATech research projects such as the recently finished bentgrass varieties trial (HAL Project TU08002), the current golf course benchmarking study (HAL Project TU11003) and the combined biodiversity and carbon benefit study with the University of Melbourne. Running time: 50 minutes. Click here to view this webcast.
Within the webcast section on the AGCSA website you can also view webcasts taken from the 2010 (Gold Coast) and 2011 (Adelaide) conferences. Click here to view these webcasts.