Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

Canberra Gov 2.0 lunchtime event - May 2013


Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (AEST)

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Cross Agency Social Media Forum attendee Ended Free  
Gov 2.0 community member attendee Ended Free  

Share Canberra Gov 2.0 lunchtime event - May 2013

Event Details

The May 2013 Gov2LT (Gov 2.0 Lunchtime Thingy) is being done in collaboration with the Cross Agency Social Media Forum. It is focused on online engagement what is happening in the Australian Public Service.

You can see some previous Gov 2.0 lunchtime content at and at the DEEWR website at

Please note, we are not providing food, but you are welcome to either eat beforehand, or join us for lunch at the cafe next door afterwards :)

Date: Thursday 23 May 2013

Time: 1245 - 1345

Live streaming: This event will be live streamed, URL will be added here closer to the date.

Place: DEEWR Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke Rd, Civic

Cost: Free


  • Brief introduction and welcome: 2 mins
  • Four APS speakers to present on social media in the public service:
    • Tom Burton from the ACMA to discuss his work and strategy
    • Evan Hill from PM&C to present about the APS Policy Visualisation Network
    • Felicity Lawrence from ACT Government to present about her PhD research project on social media in the public service across Australia; and
    • Pia Waugh from the Department of Finance to briefly present about the APS online engagement courses Finance are running. Please see below for more information.



Tom Burton is the Executive Manager at the Australian Communication and Media Authority where he oversees Gov 2.0 engagement, communications and stakeholder activities. His passion is understanding how best to engage in a digital world and making this happen.

Tom has been reporting on and working in the media and communications sector for 25 years.
He is a former Executive Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Chief Political Editor for the Australian Financial Review.

He was an early pioneer of internet publishing, taking to be Australias #1 news site and webcasting Sydney’s Mardi Gras in the late 90’s  -- before broadband was even a word. He started Australia’s first political website Election 98 and went on to develop and run the SMH’s Olympic web site – at the time the most trafficked site in Australia.

In 2006 Tom founded and developed a number of starts up – a social media news site, Australiatalks and a number of b2b sites.
Before joining the ACMA he was communications and online director at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC where he drove a social out reach and “advocacy” journalism program.

At the ACMA Tom has over seen a major transformation in the agency’s engagement programs and its use of social media and other cloud apps, culminating in the launch of the ACMA’s new website at

Tom speaks to a wide variety of forums and media about technology, engagement, politics, economics, media and communications issues.


Have questions about Canberra Gov 2.0 lunchtime event - May 2013? Contact Finance




The Australian Department of Finance. This account is managed by Technology and Procurement Division, namely Pia Waugh.

  Contact the Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.