BORNEO RESEARCH CONFERENCE – BRC

At last after few rounds of meeting, negotiation, site visit, and chasing suppliers on giveaway souvenirs on last minute notice prior to the BRC launching ceremony, everything ended smoothly as plan.

busy ensuring everything goes smoothly before the launching ceremony

My big project involvement was officially launched by the Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister, YB Datuk Patinggi  Tan Sri Dr George Chan on the 27th June 2009 at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri with a loud gong ‘bang’.

The launching ceremony was also published at Brunei.

mdm bibi the head of the brc chairperson presenting her speech

standing behind from the left-mdm.bibi (brc 2010 chairman), curtin pvc, miri mayor, assistant miri residen, curtin director board while the sarawak deputy chief minster hitting the gong to launch the event

Now, you can browse the BRC’s official website to get some details on what is it all about. The world standard conference is going to be held on the 5th – 7th July 2010. The event will be hosted by Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak.

WHAT AND WHO IS BRC?

The BRC 2010 Conference will be the FIRST biennial international conference to be held in Miri City, Northern Sarawak. The Borneo Research Council (BRC) was established in 1968 as an incorporated non-profit organization for the advancement of knowledge in the social, biological and medical sciences with regards to Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Kalimantan and Brunei).

The Council consists of an international group of eminent scholars engaged in a diversity of Borneo-related research: it holds biennial international conferences at which the latest research findings in all academic fields are presented, discussed and eventually published. Since 1990, these international conferences have been held at various institutions located all around Borneo.

Previous hosts of BRC international conferences include: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS); the Centre for Borneo Studies (Sabah Foundation) & the Department of Sabah Museum; Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS); the University of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan; and Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

The theme for the BRC 2010 is Borneo: Continuity, Change & Preservation. This year too the conference committee decided to have black and white as the official color theme.

listening attentively to the speech but deep down inside, i was really tired

If you are keen to present some papers, kindly refer to Important Dates’ for your reference.

If you are keen to attend the conference, kindly download the ‘Registration’  for details. Early bird rate awaits you. 🙂

We are seeking for sponsorship and if you are keen to be one, kindly refer to the ‘Conference Committee’ for further details on the sponsorship package.

We are also working hand-in-hand with the Sarawak Tourism Board to boost up the promotion and publicity of the BRC’s with the Rainforest World Music Festival’s event. Not forgetting the Sarawak Convention Bureau’s support in making the BRC’s event successfully executed and last but not least to ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri for becoming BRC’s 2010 official conference accommodation provider and caterer.

thank you to terry for being the un-official photographer whom is also one of the brc chairperson

Spread the word peeps. 🙂

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