Australian Blogging Conference

by Lee Hopkins on August 29, 2007 · 5 comments

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To be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland on 28 September 2007.

Schedule

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)

12:30pm Lunch

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

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Naturally, there’s a blog; there’s Facebook group promoting this (which is where I first came across it; hat tip to Trevor Cook for inviting me.)

I’m very tempted to go. See you there? Bronwen?

  • http://www.PerthNorg.com.au/ Bronwen Clune

    Sure, why not. I’ll wait for my invite ;)

  • http://www.PerthNorg.com.au Bronwen Clune

    Sure, why not. I’ll wait for my invite ;)

  • http://www.Bryper.com/ Bryan Person, Bryper.com

    As a guy who lived in Brisbane for two years (though I attended QUT), it’s exciting to see that a blogging conference will be held there. My former Sunshine State brethren are taking some good steps in building up social media there.

  • http://www.Bryper.com Bryan Person, Bryper.com

    As a guy who lived in Brisbane for two years (though I attended QUT), it’s exciting to see that a blogging conference will be held there. My former Sunshine State brethren are taking some good steps in building up social media there.

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