[Air-L] Internet Research Group of Otago (IRGO) - unConference 1.0 > call for submissions

Andrew Long ALong at infoscience.otago.ac.nz
Wed Aug 5 15:06:25 PDT 2009

Dear Subscribers -


IRGO is pleased to be hosting the inaugural IRGO unConference on the
23rd and 24th of November 2009 

at the Centre for Innovation, University of Otago, Dunedin (New
Zealand).  The topic of the unConference is 

"New Zealand's Digital Futures."  Our opening address will be by
Professor Greg Hearn, Director of the 

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at QUT.  Our closing
speaker will be announced shortly.


The unConference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from
around the region to discuss 

the future of the internet from multiple perspectives.  In particular,
the conference will focus around 

three key questions.  Firstly, what might be possible for the future
internet of the region?  Secondly, 

what will citizens want from the internet in the future (two, five, ten
years ahead)?  And thirdly, what 

potential internet problems or issues will we have to navigate in the
immediate future?


As this is an unConference, the direction of the discussion is up to
you.  We are using a submission system 

where people can suggest topics for panels, nominate panelists, and even
vote topics up or down.  The final 

list of topics will be decided by popular vote -- and you do not need to
be a registered attendee to vote!  We 

will be making conference artifacts available online, so anyone
interested can nominate and vote on topics.


Finally, thanks to University of Otago, registration is FREE. However,
places are limited, so please register 

ASAP to confirm your place.


For general information on the conference:

To connect to the submissions system:

For registration: http://irgo.otago.ac.nz/registration.html


Please feel free to forward to any interested colleagues.  If you have
any questions, please do not hesitate 

to contact us through the website or via email: irgo at otago.ac.nz


We look forward to seeing you in November


the IRGO steering committee




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