To be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland on 28 September 2007.
9:00 am: Welcome and Introductory Panel Discussion
- Why are blogs becoming so ubiquitous?
- What is unique about the Australian blogosphere?
10:15am Coffee Break
10:30am Breakout Rooms
Room 1: Citizen Journalism
- Grassroots vs mainstream journalism?
- Video/photo citizen journalism?
- Is there any original reporting by citizen journalists?
- Who cares?
- Case Study: youdecide2007
Room 2: Blogs and Education
- Why blog in education?
- Examples and reflections?
- Should academics blog?
Room 3: Business and Corporate Blogging
Room 4: Legal Issues
- What can I say without defaming someone?
- What can I take from other websites and blogs?
- Encounters with the Law (or the threat of it)
1:30pm Breakout Rooms
Room 1: The Politics of Blogging
- Right, left or centre?
- Who cares?
- A politician’s perspective
- Blogging the 2007 Federal Election
Room 2: Researching Blogging
- What research methodologies can be used to research blogging?
Room 3: Blogs, Creativity and Creative Commons
- What is Creative Commons?
- How can I use Creative Commons on my blog?
- Showcasing Creative Commons and blogging
Room 4: Building a Better Blog
- Improving content
- Improving design
- Making money
- Podcasting and vodcasting
3:30pm Coffee Break
Final Discussion 1: The future for blogging – what’s next?
Final Discussion 2: The future for your blog – promoting your blog and building traffic
5:00pm End of Conference
I’m very tempted to go. See you there? Bronwen?