[LINK] Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales at ed.au Events

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Mar 6 11:51:41 AEDT 2007

education.au proudly presents its first seminar in the 2007 seminar 
series - Challenging how knowledge is created.  The keynote speaker 
for the seminar, which will be held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and 
Melbourne, is Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

Jimmy Wales, the man behind 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page>Wikipedia, has a vision. The 
vision is for every person on the planet to be given free access to 
the sum of all human knowledge, and Wikipedia has been described as 
an exercise in the democratisation of that knowledge.

Wikipedia is also seen as being at the forefront of Web 2.0 - 
characterised by the new literacies of the 21st Century of inclusion, 
collaboration and participation.

Jimmy's presentation will discuss critical issues such as:

The culture of the online community and the implications for education
The opportunities for collaborative learning in a globally connected world.
What does it mean to be discerning in today's online world?
If content can be created and distributed cheaply, what is the future 
for entrepreneurs?
Who has the knowledge in today's global community?
Creative Commons and the public good - what are the barriers to 
knowledge sharing.

When and Where

The seminar, at each location, will commence with registration and 
morning tea 9:30 - 10:00.
23 April Adelaide Hilton Hotel, 9:30am - 4:00pm
24 April Perth Burswood Entertainment Complex, - 9:30am - 4:00pm
26 April Sydney Hilton Hotel, 9:30am - 4pm
27 April Melbourne ZINC at Federation Square, 9:30am - 4:00pm

What the seminar offers

education.au offers an exclusive opportunity to hear, discuss and 
debate with Jimmy Wales how the way knowledge is created is changing.
The seminar also provides an opportunity for educators, academics, 
researchers, policy makers, curriculum designers, IT 
industry, digital media developers, financial and investment 
community, who represent a diversity of views and approaches, to meet 
and discuss the challenges.
The program for the day will include:

keynote speaker
Q+A time
panel discussion
The day will also offer the opportunity to identify:

key challenges
possible ways forward.

$300 incl GST. Morning tea on arrival and lunch provided.


To register online, by mail or fax go to:


Roger Clarke                  http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd      78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
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Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng  Australian National University
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program      University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW

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