Internet For Good.
When: Wed 21st Oct, 9am to 10.30am
Where: The Capital + Streamed Online
Stream: Digital Humanity
Block Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, Founding DIrector, QUT Centre for Digital Economy

International Speaker | Joining virtually >> Reimagining the internet. 

With 2020 hindsight, it’s easy to see where the internet started turning south, as it evolved from a tool for knowledge into a commercial platform. The internet of today is very different from that designed by its original creators, potentially better, likely worse.

If we could start from scratch or alter the internet’s current trajectory, what would we like it to be?

What cultural and/or value systems would we want it to reflect; what models would enable it to grow; how would we ensure that conversations and communities flourish; what would an internet for democracy look like?

We all have to play a role in safeguarding the future of the Web. What’s yours?

Juan Ortiz Freuler, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center (US)

Conversation >> Has 2020 changed the debate on Australia's digital divide?  

If there is one thing the health crisis has highlighted it is the inequality Australia faces when it comes to access to and use of basic internet and technology.

Far from the usual rural vs city issue, the impact divides families, businesses and communities across the country. But has the crisis created any more momentum to address the issues that hold us back? Is it a wake up call or a sign of things to come?

From varied digital literacy, availability to affordability and relevance to readiness, what have we learnt? And more importantly what should we, as leaders in the digital economy be doing to bridge the gap?
Fiona Armstrong, Customer Experience Director, Liquid Interactive
Sue Isbell, HOD eLearning, Kelvin Grove State College
Michael Dezuanni, Associate Director, Digital Media Research Centre, QUT