NetHui 2011, 29 June 1 July 2011

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NetHui 2011 is a one-of-a-kind gathering that will bring together all those with an interest in the Internet in New Zealand!

At NetHui 2011 a wide range of New Zealand community groups, organisations and individuals will come together in a conference format to discuss and debate how the Internet is enhancing and affecting our lives.

The brainchild of Internet New Zealand, NetHui 2011 is being held from 29 June to 1 July 2011 at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. The registration fee is a low $30 plus GST for the entire three days of the event great value for money!

Six streams across three days

  • NetHui 2011 is split into six discussion streams to cover the vast array of issues the Internet gives rise to. The NetHui 2011 themes are Digital Citizenship, Access and Diversity, Governance and Legal, Government and Openness, Education, and Innovation and Emerging Issues.
  • NetHui 2011 discussion topics span the Internet gamut; from cyber-bullying and the challenges of parenting in the Internet age, to digital inequalities, privacy & security, copyright infringement, emergency response online and the concept of Internet access as a universal human right, Also under discussion will be topics such as open government data, Internet activism, and the National Education Network, and much more. See the programme at: www.nethui.org.nz/programme .
  • A stellar line-up of people has been assembled to assist, with an Advisory Board, Stream Leaders and facilitators. International keynote speakers will be announced. The first sponsors are on board: Google is Gold Sponsor, Scoop Media, FX Networks and Trade Me are Silver Sponsors, Catalyst IT are sponsoring the Education Stream, TelstraClear are sponsoring the Digital Citizenship Stream and Citylink is a Bronze Sponsor.

Community input into programme

  • Stream Leaders are working with community input to refine the streams, and forums have been set up to assist discussion at www.nethui.org.nz/forum . Internet researcher Ellen Strickland is leading the Access & Diversity Stream; technology consultant Colin Jackson is leading the Governance & Legal Stream; cybersafety guru Martin Cocker is leading the Digital Citizenship Stream; independent advisor Laurence Millar is leading the Government & Openness Stream; New Zealand Computer Society CEO Paul Matthews is leading the Innovation & Emerging Issues Stream; and CORE Educations Derek Wenmoth is leading the Education Stream.

If you have an interest in Internet issues then NetHui 2011 is a must-attend.

Wed love to see you there.

Antony Royal
antony@tupu.co.nz

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