It was great to get the news last month about the Australian Blogging Conference to be held on 28th September, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.
Congratulations to QUT Law School staff member Peter Black for his perseverance in getting this event up, in spite of a few setbacks.
The program is packed/chocka/fullasametaphorofyourchoice, with topics scheduled on a four room breakout session model:
Introductory session – all in
- The Politics of Blogging
- Researching Blogging
- Blogs, Creativity and Creative Commons
- Legal Issues
- Citizen Journalism
- Blogs and Education
- Business and Corporate Blogging
- Building a Better Blog
Final discussions – in parallel
- The future for blogging
- The future for your blog
The format is in the style of an “unconference”, where discussion leaders are facilitators rather than “presenters”.
At the beginning of each session, the leader talks between five and fifteen minutes. He or she will introduce the idea and some of the people in the room.
Then he or she will facilitate the discussion among all the contributors in the room, inviting others to comment and asking questions of others.
In the BloggerCon tradition there’ll be a “food for thought” dinner on the Friday night.
There’s a page where you can register and see who has already done so. Great to see that Duncan Riley is going to cross the Nullabor and join us. I’m hoping to see more names from the business blogging space!