Thank you Canberrans!

We’d like to extend our thanks to all of you who took the time to attend and participate in the Creative Commons for You, and for Government free public seminar at the National Library on Friday. We were very pleased with the excellent turnout and positive atmosphere evident throughout the whole day.

We also extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to Miles Nicholls (Atlas of Living Australia) and Anthony Baxter (

Final program and additional speaker for CC for You, and for Government

We are very pleased to announce that Anthony Baxter from Google Crisis Response has agreed to present at the free public seminar CC for You, and for Government at the National Library of Australia, Canberra this Friday, 4 November.

The revised program, which reflects Anthony’s participation, is now available here, and at the event page.

There are still places available for this free public seminar, so RSVP now to secure a seat!

Open Government Data Conference and Data Camp a success

The Open Government Data Conference and Data Camp on Friday 23 September 2011 were truly inspiring and thought provoking events, bringing both Australian and international perspectives to bear on open data and governments.

We extend our most genuine thanks to all speakers, participants and attendees – every component was integral to its success.

The conference was chaired by Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT Law Faculty.

Early in the day, we had policy and practice guidance from those working within government.

Credits—Photo:’World Airline Routes‘ by josullivan.59 licensed under CC BY 2.0 Generic.

Date claimer: Creative Commons for You, and for Government

Can’t get enough of CC? We will be making our way down to Canberra in about a month, so make sure you mark it in your diaries!

A free public seminar on the topic CC for You, and for Government, will be presented by Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Cheryl Foong on Friday, 4 November 2011, 9.00am – 3.30pm at National Library of Australia (Theatre at Lower ground floor), Parkes Place, ACT.

We want to make this event meaningful for you. If you have encountered any practical or operational issues in your personal or working environments, please contact Cheryl Foong at We will do our best to accomodate your interests.

For more details, updates and to RSVP, please visit the event page.

Open Government Data Camp

The Open Government Data Conference is coming up this Friday, with an impressive line-up of speakers.

The Conference will be followed by an Open Government Data Camp from 4pm-6pm at the same venue. We have updated the event program with a list of Data Camp participants, including:

Anthony Baxter (Google Australia, Crisis Response)
Keitha Booth (Programme Leader, NZ Open Government Data and Information Programme)

Full program for Open Government Data Conference now available

We previously announced that the Open Government Data Conference was to be held Friday, 23 September 2011, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

The full conference program is now available at the event page.

This free full-day event has been extended to include an Open Government Data Camp from 4pm-5pm, which will showcase several Open Government case studies.

Open Government Data Conference in Brisbane

Open Government data is a topic of current strategic interest. From emergency and natural disaster response management through health, education and the environment, to the development of new-data driven services and technologies, it it critically important to be able to obtain access to publicly funded data, in reusable formats.

On Friday, 23 September 2011, 8.30am – 5.00pm we will be holding an Open Government Data Conference at QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.