IRC: Information Industry, Canberra, Friday, 30 October 1998
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 12:32:14 +1100
Internet Reality Check
5:30pm Friday, 30 October 1998
Bar & Board Room, National Press Club, Canberra
(Or join in remotely *)
Topic: Information Industry - Net Benefit for Australia?
Special Guests: Speakers at the 1998 Information Industry Outlook Conference
With: Dr Ric Jentzsch, University of Canberra,
on "Getting the Balance Right"
& Tom Worthington, Conference Chair,
on "High Technology Industry Success in Australia"
With the convergence of digital technologies, combining computers,
telecommunications, publishing, TV and radio, the "information industries"
are emerging to dominate the world economy. How has electronic commerce
affected the Australian economy? What of the future? What steps should
Australian companies and government take to position Australian for an
information economy future? What newly emerging technologies will become
The Australian Computer Society - Canberra Branch, in cooperation with the
Department of Industry, Science and Tourism, is hosting the 1998
Information Industry Outlook Conference, Saturday 7 November 1998 in
Canberra to address the issues.
Join some of the conference speakers for a preview of the issues.
IRCs are free (but you have to buy your own drinks and one for
the special guest) and open to anyone interested: just turn up.
Internet Reality Check (not to be confused with Internet Relay
Chat) is designed so that members of the 'net community can meet
and exchange the small amount of very important information which
is not suitable for digital transmission. ;-)
* Event: http://www.acslink.net.au/~tomw/irc/irc24.html
* Dr Jentzsch's paper: http://www.acs.org.au/president/1998/past/io98/rghtbl.htm
* Tom Worthington's: http://www.acs.org.au/president/1998/past/io98/arcda3.htm
* Other Papers: http://www.acs.org.au/president/1998/past/io98/
NOTE ON REMOTE PARTICIPATION:
* INVITE A SPECIAL GUEST IN YOUR CITY: You might like to put on drinks in
your city and invite one of special guests there. Apart from the special
guests in Canberra, there are conference speakers you could invite in
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Wagga Wagga.
* VIDEO CONFERENCE IN: The National Press Club has a new Picture Tel video
conferencing system on a dial-up ISDN connection. You might like to invite
people for drinks at a remote location and dial in to Canberra, to participate.
Tom Worthington http://www.acslink.net.au/~tomw PO Box 13
Immediate Past President Belconnen ACT 2617
Australian Computer Society firstname.lastname@example.org
Debate Over E-Commerce Security: http://www.acs.org.au/news/io98b.htm