Leaving no-one behind

Leaving no-one behind
Can Australia be a truly digital nation? Digital Culture Talk

black and white photo of people using old computers
30 October 2015, 1pm-2pm
Theatre, Lower Ground 1


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In Australia, there are 3.7 million people who have never used the internet. On top of this, many Australians who do have internet access, are not confident enough to do the basics. To become a truly leading, inclusive and global digital nation we need everyone to become confident internet users by 2020.

Helen Milner will talk about her ambition of a 100% digitally empowered world and share some transformative stories in the hopes of persuading everyone that we can't afford not to collaborate for Australia to succeed in 2016 the National Year of Digital Inclusion and beyond.

In association with Infoxchange, Go Digi and Australia Post.

Simon GrothHelen Milner OBE is the Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation, the UK's leading digital inclusion delivery organisation which has helped 1.6 million people to gain basic digital skills since 2010. With over 30 years' experience working in the online industry, Helen has pioneered social and digital inclusion in the UK. Helen is the 25th most influential person in UK information technology, a member of the Digital Hall of Fame and The House of Commons Speaker's Commission for Digital Democracy. 

In the UK, the Tinder Foundation has worked with thousands of local partners to help over 1.7 million people to gain basic digital skills, including using the digital platform Learn My Way.

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Photo of Helen Milner by Chris Andersson, Tinder Foundation