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Registrations open for NetHui 2013

12 Jun 13

Techday is proudly sponsoring NetHui 2013 in Wellington next month, and is pleased to announce registrations are now open.

New Zealand’s largest and most-inclusive internet-related conference, registrations cost as low as $40 and can be made online at www.nethui.org.nz.

This year, NetHui is being held for the first time in Wellington, where up to 500 people will come together from 8-10 July.

Packing the Town Hall, attendees will hear about and participate in wide-ranging discussions concerning key Internet issues such as internet openness, access, diversity, Internet policy and more.

InternetNZ acting CEO Jordan Carter says InternetNZ is organising NetHui 2013 as a platform for all those involved with the internet in New Zealand to involve their communities.

"This is your opportunity to engage in the myriad of issues surrounding the impact of the Internet on today’s society," he says.

"Bringing together a vast range of perspectives on hot point Internet issues, NetHui 2013 will be too important to miss."

Agenda

Confirmed parts of the programme include Sessions on Day One covering internet research and youth and the internet.

A Maori meet-up will also feature, as will a workshop on Wellington City’s digital strategy, and a technical gathering dubbed InTAC.

In addition, Day One will feature a number of 'Jump start' sessions, in which conference-goers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the issues can quickly bring themselves up-to-speed.

Days Two and Three will see attendees treated to a range of Panels and Sessions.

Led by community facilitators, these sessions will focus on topical internet issues such as Access, Culture, Economy & Business, Education, Internet and the Law, Governance, Health, Safety and Security, Rural and more.

A copy of the evolving programme is available at www.nethui.org.nz/programme.

MC'ed by comedian Michèle A’Court, NetHui 2013 will also feature a soon-to-be-announced international keynote speaker with expertise in 'hacker culture', with several national speakers also set to grace the stage.

After hours

For those keen to carry on after hours, a number of evening events are being arranged for NetHui 2013 including meet-ups organised by Creative Commons NZ and other community organisations.

There will be a movie night, with the critically acclaimed 2012 documentary 'We are Legion' being screened. InternetNZ members will be able to attend the society's AGM, and Geek Girl Dinner's will be holding an evening event.

Stay tuned for further programme details, including announcements of keynote and national speakers, and for more information about NetHui 2103, click here

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