Building an Australasian Commons will be held on 24 June 2008 at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
The event provides an opportunity for those interested in the free internet to come together to exchange ideas, information and inspiration. It brings together experts from Australasia to discuss the latest developments and implementations of Creative Commons in the region. It aims to be an open forum where anyone can voice their thoughts on issues relating to furthering the commons worldwide.
Attendance is free and open to all comers. However, places are limited, so if you’re interested in attending please register ASAP. Registration closes 10 June. You can download the registration form here.
Building an Australasian Commons is affiliated with Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons, which is being run by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 25-27 June 2008. This conference showcases the latest research into enterprise and innovation along the dynamic boundary between market and non-market, cultural and economic, commercial and community. It features a range of prominent international keynotes, including Henry Jenkins, Mark Deuze and Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield. All Building an Australasian Commons participants are encouraged to attend both conferences.
After Building an Australasian Commons conference, stay on to experience Creative Commons in action at the second Australian ccSalon. Grab a drink and watch the CC Film and Video showcase, or peruse Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum’s Photo of the Day exhibition. Then get into the groove with music by Sydney performer Yunyu and Andrew Garton’s Terminal Quartet. The full program for the ccSalon is below the conference program.