The Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA) is a scientific association which aims to advance the understanding of speech science and its application to speech technology in a way that is appropriate for Australia and New Zealand. In order to fulfil these aims the Association seeks to provide significant exchange between those actively involved in speech science and technology research and practice, between this multidisciplinary body of professionals and the community in general as well as other national and international bodies having related aims. The Association regularly updates its constitution to reflect its evolving needs and is incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory as a non-profit scientific association with specific objectives designed to promote its aims.
ASSTA maintains a number of guidelines relating to it's activities and consititution. Members should refer to these when carrying out any activities on behalf of the Association.
The Association is governed by an Executive which is elected by the members annually. The 2009 executive comprises:-
Dr. Denis Burnham
Dr David Grayden
Dr. Roberto Togneri
Dr. Catherine Watson
|The University of Western Sydney||The University of Melbourne||The Australian National Univeristy||The University of Western Australia||The University of Auckland|
In even years, ASSTA holds its Annual General Meeting during the SST conference; in odd years, ASSTA holds its Annual General Meeting by a "mail meeting".
The Association is proud to be associated with its corporate members who sponsor our objectives through their membership and provide an opportunity for individual members to keep in touch with the application of our science and technology in the industrial and commercial world. Our current Corporate Members are: