Data Democracy Short Film Launch

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Room 106 The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

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1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf

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Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) is delighted to invite you to the official launch of our new short film “Data Democracy.”

What: Film screening, panel discussion and networking drinks
When: Monday 8
April 2019 5:30 for a 5:40pm start. Talk ends at 6.30pm, drinks to 7.15pm.
Where: Room 106, The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Part of: FrontierSI Conference 2019
RSVP by Friday 29 March 2019

What is data democracy? We are in an era where communities can interact with data in ways that were impossible to imagine a few short decades ago. While there are undoubted public benefits from accumulating, federating and aggregating data, both government and private institutional data use has in recent times been highly controversial, raising important questions about access, rights and community interest in the new digital and geospatial age.

Our short documentary aims to inform and inspire discussion on the issues of fairness, access, sharing and communicating data in the technological era. It features leading experts Paul Box (CSIRO), Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus (CeRDI), George Fong (ex-Internet Australia), Professor Richard Sinnott (University of Melbourne) and Dr Gillian Sparkes (Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability).

At the conclusion of the FrontierSI Conference, CeRDI will host a screening and panel discussion followed by a networking event to celebrate the launch of the short film. The short film screening will be followed by an interactive session with panellists, when we will explore issues such as: What is the role of government and industry in the data and geospatial arenas? How can data best be used for public interest decision making? What are the barriers? Where are the opportunities? Who is accountable and how?

Panellists:

  • Dr Gillian Sparkes, Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
  • Dr Peter Woodgate, Chair, Australian Urban Infrastructure Network
  • Ms Jan Pierce, Deputy Chief Executive, Location Information, Land Information New Zealand
  • Panel Moderator: Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus, Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia

All attendees are invited to join us for a celebratory networking drink after the screening and panel discussion. For those attending the FrontierSI Conference dinner, the networking function will commence at 6.30pm and finish at 7.15pm allowing plenty of time to stroll to the dinner venue located adjacent to MCEC.

If you would like to attend the FrontierSI conference and/or Locate19 please use the below link to register. Program details can be found here:

FrontierSI --
https://frontiersi.com.au/2019-conference/

Note, there is a cost associated with attending the FrontierSI dinner.

Locate19 --
https://www.locateconference.com/2019/

Registration portal --
https://willorganise.eventsair.com/2019-locate-conference/frontiersirego/Site/Register

If you have any questions regarding the FrontierSI Conference, please contact events@frontiersi.com.au or Locate19 locate@willorganise.com.au.

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