· The purpose of the Lecture is to allow the Society to invite a distinguished long-term member of the Society to make a scholarly presentation at the Society's annual Conference on their career.
· The Lecture will contribute to maintaining the objectives of the Society and enhance the scientific and technical merit of the Conference.
Name and Form
· The Lecture will be called the Living Legend Lecture to recognise the member’s contribution over a substantial period of time and potentially incorporating different subject areas.
· The Lecture will be for at least 20 to 30 minutes during the Society's annual Conference and the address will cover ‘their’ work. Aspects such as where they started/ended up, highlights, impacts of that work on industry, current and future philosophy. The Committee is encouraged to consider members resident in the area holding the conference to present.
· Presenting the Lecture is considered an Award, and as such the Lecturer will receive: (1) certificate (or alternative appropriate memento); (2) waived (or reimbursed) conference registration fees including annual dinner; (3) accommodation expenses; and, (4) reasonable reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the Conference. The award does not include a monetary prize.
· The Management Committee may exercise its discretion in determining the final value, details and terms of the award on a case-by case-basis, consistent with the objects of the Society and this Award.
· A copy of the address will be published in the Proceedings of the year in which it is presented. The name of each Lecturer will be added to a list published in each issue of the Proceedings.
· The member to give the address to be decided on in Committee at the abstract meeting in November and the candidate approached to give sufficient time to prepare the address.
· These expenses will be met from the funds of the Society from the Award funds established from the interest accruing from the Society’s investments.