What’s in store for you at the 2010 NDF Conference

Plans for this year’s National Digitial Forum Conference are well underway and they have just announced the international keynote speakers. If you’re attending NDF, why not extend your stay in Wellington and stay on for Digital BarCamp and the DigitalNZ Get Together? They are both free and give you the opportunity of more networking and getting into the nitty-gritty to start making things happen!

Keynote speakers: Michael Edson, Smithsonian Institution and Nick Poole, Collections Trust

Michael EdsonMichael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums.

In addition to developing the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy and the Smithsonian Commons concept, Michael helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level and the first Alternative Reality Game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University.

Michael’s past presentations on Slideshare: http://slideshare.net/edsonm

Links and highlights: http://smithsonian-webstrategy.wikispaces.com/Michael+Edson

Twitter: @mpedson (http://twitter.com/mpedson)

Nick PooleNick Poole is CEO of the Collections Trust, the UK organisation which campaigns for the public right to access and engage with Collections.

Nick advises Governments, funders and cultural agencies throughout the world on issues relating to the new Digital Economy, including standards, IPR, social media and emerging business models. He has published and lectured worldwide, and is currently the Chair of the UK branch of the International Council of Museums. He is also a Trustee of the Museums Association and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Nick represents the UK within the European Commission on issues relating to culture and technology. In his spare time, he works freelance as a Web Architect and Technical Producer for online platforms. Nick studied languages at Cambridge University and holds postgraduate qualifications in Historical Linguistics and the History and Philosophy of Science. He also holds a Foundation Degree in Fine Art & Illustration.

Nick blogs at http://openculture.collectionstrustblogs.org.uk

Nick publishes online at http://www.collectionslink.org.uk

Twitter: @NickPoole1 (http://twitter.com/NickPoole1)

National Digital Forum 2010 Conference

Linking data, linking people

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 October 2010

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

More information: http://ndf.natlib.govt.nz/about/2010-conference.htm


The financial year is coming to a close on 30 June for Government. Check to see if your department has any reserve funds to allow you to register today!

Register now: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=12560&

Digital BarCamp and DigitalNZ Get Together

You’re invited to Digital BarCamp

Proudly brought to you by National Services Te Paerangi and DigitalNZ

9.30am–3.30pm, Wednesday 20 October

Venue: TBC

Cost: nothing, it’s free!

Contact: luciep@tepapa.govt.nz

2nd Annual DigitalNZ Get Together

11:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 17 October

Level 1, National Library of NZ, 77 Thorndon Quay

Contact: gathering@digitalnz.org