During September I will be doing several conference presentations and a workshop that may be of interest to Fresh + New readers around Australia.
The Melbourne and Gold Coast presentations are aimed squarely at the museum and cultural sector, whilst my Sydney presentation is at Web Directions South, an excellent web event that draws much of this hemisphere’s web people.
If you are coming to one of these events then feel free to get in touch.
Friday September 7 – Sites of Communication 3, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Keynote address – ‘New technologies, new audiences and new opportunities for galleries and museums’. I will be covering a range of topics including social tagging, virtual environments, and new opportunities for direct audience engagement.
Saturday September 14 – Museums and Galleries Services Queensland State Conference, Legends Hotel, Gold Coast
Half day workshop – ‘Planning social media’ with Angelina Russo and Jerry Watkins, Queensland University of Technology. This is a considerably updated version of the workshop presented previously at Museums and the Web 2007 in San Francisco.
Sunday September 15 – Museums and Galleries Services Queensland State Conference, Legends Hotel, Gold Coast
Opening plenary – ‘Highlights of digital media in museum and gallery communication’.
September Thursday 27, Friday 28 – Web Directions South, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Presentation – ‘Social media and government 2.0’. This presentation will use the recent work at the Powerhouse Museum and other projects as an example of some of the new ways that government datasets can generate additional value both to government and the community when opened to citizen participation and collaboration.