About this guide
On behalf of the hardworking program committee, I invite you to immerse yourself in the 65 papers, 8 keynote speakers and over 80 exhibitors available to you this week. And on your behalf, I thank each of the committee members, the staff at ALIA House and the volunteers who will ensure that your experience is interesting, useful and trouble free.
If, like me, you registered some months ago, you will be looking forward to hearing from authors, academics, practitioners and content workers from many countries and many disciplines. Should we be worried about the keynote labelled “The museum as a public library" and anticipate controversy from Rolf Hapel of Aarhaus?
This conference offers the promise of excellent conversations, a 'Fiesta' experience for our dinner and suppliers of all sizes to engage with and learn from. During your stay at the Hilton, spare a minute to enjoy the size and creativity of Bronwyn Oliver's metal work 'Vine' created in 2005. Oliver, tragically took her own life in 2006, but recorded these words about her work “My work is about structure and order. It is a pursuit of a kind of logic: a formal, sculptural logic and poetic logic. “(Fink, 2002).
What better way to support a conference themed around Data, Information and Knowledge, because we know that data is nothing without the human intervention that creates knowledge upon which to base our actions and attitudes.
Have fun, learn something new, share your thoughts and experiences with colleagues and new friends and whether this is your first or last Online Conference, may it be one of the best.
I hope to catch up with many of your during our busy days in Sydney.