Josh Bancroft, Technology Evangelist from Intel in the US, is the keynote speaker at a Sydney conference in March this year, at which I will also be speaking.

Titled Blogs, Wikis & RSS, the conference’s range is expressed in the subtitle

Realising the full potential of online collaboration tools and emerging technologies in social media.

The conference proper is over two days, March 29-30 and, for the stayers, workshops morning and afternoon on the 31st.

Organisers are Key Forums and for bookings before Feb 27 there is an early bird price. For more details see the full flyer for the event here.

Josh Bancroft is scheduled to speak on ‘Encouraging employees to participate and benefit from the blogosphere’.  Then after coffee and ‘networking opportunities’ I get to speak on ‘Assessing the risks and common fears of using new collaboration tools’. I did agree to take on this topic and it will be good for me, as an evangelist for business blogging, to give attention in the intervening weeks to the risks and fears side of the equation. Because there’s no doubt there are risks and there are fears. But not insuperable, in my view.

Others speaking include Trevor Cook, Director of Jackson Wells Morris and a very active blogger at Corporate Engagement, Mick Stanic, Co-Founder of The Podcast Network, Frank Arrigo, the microsoft aussie blogger, and James Farmer, Co-Founder of Blogtalk Downunder and author of the content-rich Blogsavvy site.  I’m honoured to be in the company of these leaders.

More about others in later posts – once I’ve found out more!




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