Roadshow reflections

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4 weeks, 6 cities, 30 speakers, 250+ attendees, countless questions and 280+ tagged tweets and the CC Roadshows are now over! The blog post is a few reflections from the ccAustralia on the roadshows. Please comment on this post with your thoughts; what worked? What didn’t? What information was good? What did we miss out? Which case studies and champions did you like?

For the slides, featured CC projects and other documentation see our roadshow wrap up.

We kicked things off in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on 1 September where the breadth of represented CC project tussled with the amazing lunch spread for the audience’s attention. Despite the amazing catering, Justin Schmidt‘s tales of syndicated Digital Fringe content on dental surgeries screens, Chris Chinchilla‘s challenge to take to copies of Aduki Independent PressStick this in your memory hole with scissors and glue and Andrew Garton‘s reminder that sometimes playing guitar in the bush is more important than thinking about rights management, the projects had the audience and the Twitterverse abuzz.

From Melbourne we flew straight on to Perth for the second event at the State Library of Western Australia on 2 September. The West Coast audience was especially attentive and engaged, in spite of the beautiful panoramic view from the Great Southern Room! As always, Tama Leaver gave a compelling talk about CC as a education tool and Luke Steele did a fine spruk for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts record label, Slow Release (regardless of how nervous he was).

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We want the champions

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It’s been one week since we announced the CC Roadshow 2010, our on-the-road national conference for this year, and already the RSVPs have been streaming in from all over the country (although Melbourne is leading the RSVP tally by miles!). As we start to get a picture of who is coming to each event, we’ve been using this information to help us craft the programs for each of the CC Roadshows.

But before the city programs get to full-up we want to give our community the opportunity to get involved in their local event. We’re looking for as many interesting CC champions in each location as we can. We want to feature the broadest cross-section of the Australian Creative Commons community as we can. So if you are a musician, filmmaker, policy maker, photographer, educator, lecturer, librarian or anyone else for that matter, and you’re using Creative Commons we want to hear from you. Send us an email, post a comment on this blog entry, at reply us on Twitter or post on our Facebook wall with details and we’ll get in touch. Help us make the CC Roadshows your event.

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ccAustralia hits the road with the CC Roadshow 2010

CC Roadshow - Page bannerWe are very excited to announce details of the next ccAustralia national conference, and this time we are taking a different approach. The previous conferences have been held in Brisbane, where we are headquartered. Although this helps keep our costs down, it has always limited who is able to attend. So this year we’re taking ccAustralia to a city near you!

Throughout September we will be hosting one-day mini-conferences in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne,  Perth and Sydney. Although we have released a preliminary template for the program, each city will be customised depending on who is attending. So if you’re interested in finding out about CC for the first time, looking for an update on recent developments and the Australian Version 3.0 licences, or wanting to know how CC is being used by people in your local area, register now! We’ll see you soon!

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