Innovative Ideas Forum 2010

Theatre, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Friday, 16 April 2010.

Since 2006, the National Library of Australia has organised an Innovative Ideas Forum with the aim of highlighting new ideas of interest to libraries and other cultural institutions.  The Forum has provided an opportunity for those working on projects or programs that enhance information delivery to share information about developments and trends in providing access to information, and allowing Australians to interact in different ways with cultural institutions.

This year, the Forum will focus on the use of technology in cultural institutions and how this is changing visitor engagement and the visitor experience.

  • Bring your laptop and participate. The venue has free wireless internet access.
  • Please tag your blog posts, slideshare presentations, flickr photos, etc. with: iif2010
  • If you're using twitter, please use the hashtag #iif2010 in your tweets.

Speakers this year include:

  • Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Digital Home Group Director, User Experience Group, Intel Corporation, talking about technology and the ways people use it in their everyday lives
  • Nicholas Gruen, CEO,Lateral Economics, talking about Information and content: the new public good of the 21st Century
  • Mark Pesce, FutureSt Consulting and panellist on The New Inventors, on What ever happened to the book?
  • Rob Manson, Managing Director, MOB, taking a look at how mobile phones, iPhones, iPads and augmented reality are changing our use of collections and their place in the world.
  • Brianna Laugher, President, Wikimedia Australia, exploring whether 'mass collaboration is all it's cracked up to be?'
  • Kent Fitch, Programmer, Information Technology, National Library of Australia, on how libraries must serve society by embracing cloud culture, the end of the information age, and inevitable technological and social trends

There is no registration charge, however due to space limitations registration is essential - see the online registration form. A wait list will be set up when available spaces are filled.  If you register then find you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible at

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