Anyone interested in blogging and the different ways it can enhance information flows and communication – whether in politics or anything else – should see if they can get along to the Australian Blogging Conference being held in Brisbane this coming Friday, 28th September at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus.
Unlike many conferences these days which can cost a small fortune, this one is free! (which I must say also suits the spirit of the blogosphere). It also has a format which encourages participation and conversation, rather than the traditional conference format of going along and listening to a bunch of speeches.
According to the conference website:
This will not be a conference in the traditional sense. It will be relatively informal. Instead of lengthy presentations, people will be invited lead discussions on various topics throughout the day – some practical, such as how to build a better blog, and some theoretical on the role, influence and future of blogs.
I’ll be there for the morning part of the conference (I’ve got another more traditional style of conference I have to be at in the afternoon), participating in the session on the politics of blogging. But if you’re not into politics, there’s plenty of other topics up for discussion in the schedule.
The list at this link gives an idea of who are planning to be there. It includes links to many of the blogs of the attendees.