Some of you might be interested in the following conference, which takes place here in Brisbane in June. It might not be immediately obvious from the themes, but much of the conference will be about user-led content creation / p2p production / produsage (as well as questions around the increasing commercial embrace of commons models).
More information, including a tentative list of keynote speakers, is on the CCi Website
(likely speakers include people like Henry Jenkins, Mark Deuze, and Susan Greenfield). Abstract submissions close on 21 April, so there's still some time to put in a paper!
Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons
25-27 June 2008
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Deadline extended - Closing date for Abstract and Full papers is now 21 April 2008
We are planning six broad strands of themed content at the conference. These are not separate mini-conferences; programming will be designed to cross-fertilise approaches and interrupt disciplinary comforts. Papers are solicited for all strands. Further details about each theme are available click here.
Convened by John Hartley (research director of CCi and leader of its citizen-consumer program)
Creative Capital and Workforce Futures
Convened by Erica McWilliam (leader of CCi creative workforce program)
Legal Issues for Social Networks and Creating Public Value
Convened by Brian Fitzgerald (leader of CCi legal frameworks program)
Citizen Journalism: Diversifying Information? Democratising Conversation?
Convened by Terry Flew (leader of ARC-funded citizen journalism Linkage project)
Broadband innovations and the creative economy
Convened by Julian Thomas (leader of CCi international [global and regional] program)
Creative Industry development agendas: design as value-add
Convened by Stuart Cunningham (director of CCi and leader of its innovation policy program)
Hope to see you there!