Accelerate Australia

6 February 2013 
National Convention Centre, Canberra

AMSI Intern and AMSI are pleased to announce Accelerate Australia: a one-day event focusing on productivity, industry engagement and work readiness of PhD students in a research-based economy.

Delivering the keynote address will be Prof. Arvind Gupta, CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs in Canada. Mitacs, in partnership with companies, government and academia, runs a number of programs that support their strategy of long-term human capital development. Through their program Mitacs Accelerate, Mitacs places more than 2,000 PhD interns across all disciplines into Canadian enterprise each year.

Accelerate Australia will also include a showcase of research collaborations with PhD interns with Australian businesses in a range of industries.



Register via the event website



Opening & Speaker Presentations

Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Venue: National Convention Centre, Canberra

The Keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Arvind Gupta, CEO & Scientific Director of Mitacs and a professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.

Lunch will be provided


Internship Showcase & Networking

Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: National Convention Centre, Canberra

Canapes and drinks will be provided


Event Dinner

Time: 18:30 – 22:00
Venue: University House ANU, Corner Balmain Crescent & Liversidge Street

Three-course dinner will be provided
Dress: Business casual