Working Together to Build a Better Copyright Act – Auckland – 11 February 2019

What

Copyright feels complex and hard–but policy isn’t that different from something most of us do regularly–software requirements gathering. So let’s gather some requirements for the Copyright Act review. What’s important to you? What would make your life easier–or harder? Where are the pain points for you right now?

Let’s work together so that we can all write strong submissions that will help MBIE understand what a fit-for-purpose copyright law looks like in 2019. We’ll have drinks, nibbles, and a highly interactive workshop–where we can help each other define what we want from copyright law and we can all work together to develop effective submissions.

We encourage you to read through the Issues Paper ahead of the workshop, but don’t worry if you haven’t! We will review the paper and collaborate to identify the most important areas for each of us across our various sectors.

About Tohatoha

Tohatoha is a non-profit organisation that helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others. Sometimes creators and other copyright holders want the public to be able to reuse their works but are unable to allow reuse easily and legally given the works’ “All Rights Reserved” copyright status. Creative Commons licences enable copyright holders to allow reuse of their works by giving everyone a range of permissions in advance. Using a clear and robust Creative Commons licences, you can choose the kinds of permissions to grant over your work. Individuals, institutions, artists, scientists and public agencies around the world are now declaring “Some Rights Reserved” with Creative Commons licences. People who use Creative Commons licences are contributing to the Commons, that global pool of reusable works, and are helping to create a culture of sharing, reuse and innovation.

When and Where

Monday 11 February 2019
5:30pm – 8pm

Room 608,
WG Building,
AUT City Campus,
2 Governor Fitzroy Place,
Auckland

How Much

Free

More

Registration for Copyright Discussion event
Tohatoha NZ

Figure.NZ: Seeing Aotearoa Clearly Through Data – Auckland – 19 November 2018

What

Lillian Grace, Chief Executive Officer of Figure.NZ, will explain their vision for all New Zealanders to better understand and use data and some of their motivation and journey to get to where they are today.

Lillian will also talk about some of the technical challenges faced and how they have solved them through a combination of tools and bespoke development.

Open Data in NZ Meetups are for sharing the passion and success around the release of open data with like-minded people. These Meetups will consist of sharing innovative ideas and information, success stories and an open forum to discuss hot topics happening within your region and the wider global community.

When and Where

Monday, November 19, 2018
6pm – 7:30pm

State Services Commission
(Auckland Policy Office)
45 Queen St
Auckland

How Much

Free

More

Figure.NZ: Seeing Aotearoa Clearly Through Data
Auckland Open Data Meetup

Social Enterprise Unconference – Levin – 15 – 17 February 2019

What

PledgeMe has teamed up with Thankyou Payroll to deliver Aotearoa New Zealand’s first unconference focussed on social enterprise. The event was created to support growing and scaling social enterprises to help each other and build a network for them to grow their impact together.

We know how tiring it is to balance social impact and financial value creation, so we think by learning from each other, we can make this journey a little less lonely and little bit easier.

What is an Unconference? It’s a weekend long residential event that’s more about having awesome people in the room rather than watching speakers on a stage. The agenda is set on the first night by the attendees, where you decide what you want to share and discuss over the weekend, and the event is all about you meeting, connecting, sharing, and learning.

The Social Enterprise Unconference 2019 will be for the people behind social enterprises that have been trading for a few years that want support to take their business to the next level. Off the back of a busy year for everyone, we are excited to get a group together to discuss what’s next for the sector, learn from each other, and hopefully realise we’re not in this alone.

We’re aiming to have a diverse group of attendees that represent the broad spectrum of social enterprise in Aotearoa. To ensure that everyone has the time and space to have meaningful interactions, the number of attendees will be capped at 100. Because we’re limited on space, but know that we all benefit from the strength of a diverse group, we will be selecting attendees based on a range of criteria, however if we have more applicants than spots, we will give preference to those who get their registration form sent in quickly.

When and Where

Matau Marae
19 Clay Rd
Levin

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February 2019

How Much

Provisional pricing

$300 for the weekend (incl accommodation & food)
$100 for scholarship tickets

Aim to provide scholarships for 20% of attendees to ensure cost is not a barrier to attending.

More

Announcement
Cost of Conduct
Accessibility information
Registration of Interest in attending

Truth, Justice and the Internet – Wellington – 13 November 2018

What

We have some exciting news – the one and only Vint Cerf (known as the father of the Internet) is coming to New Zealand and you’re invited to hear him speak on an exciting topic in Wellington!

More and more of our time is spent on the Internet and current debate around the globe is often focused on the facts and fictions that people and communities are promulgating online.

An extraordinary international panel will explore integrity in the online world. We want to explore the impact of truth (and fiction) being posted online – for every part of the globe to see and be part of.

We are partnering with the National Library of New Zealand to host this InternetNZ speaker series: “truth, justice and the Internet.”

The international panel is one to impress!

  • Vint Cerf: Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Jefferson Bailey: Director, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
  • Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta: Senior Researcher, Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Wendy Seltzer: Strategy Lead and Counsel, World Wide Web Consortium

The event will be chaired by InternetNZ’s Director of Outreach and Engagement Andrew Cushen.

A big thank you to GOVIS who is sponsoring the event.

When and Where

Tuesday 13 November 2018
6pm – 8pm (drinks and nibbles at 6pm and panel starts at 6:30pm)

National Library of New Zealand,
Molesworth Street,
Thorndon,
Wellington

How Much

Free

More

Registration for panel

NetHui Southland – Invercargill – 16 October 2018

What

NetHui is a collection of New Zealand’s most diverse and interactive Internet community events. InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, towns and at your house via live streaming.

What happens at a NetHui?

A NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Is NetHui for me?

Of course! NetHui is for everybody who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

A NetHui is empowering for participants because everyone’s views, opinions and contributions are valued equally at NetHui. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Put simply, if you’re looking for a safe, open, inclusive space to engage with your community about the Internet and all that goes with it, then NetHui will be your kind of place.

And if you can’t attend a NetHui in person, you can get involved in the conversation online: Every NetHui session is live-streamed, and we have live-chat so you can participate. We also have people making collaborative online notes of the sessions.

How is the programme for a NetHui decided upon?

To build a NetHui programme, the public are invited to submit ideas for the things they’d like to talk about. People with similar topics are linked up and asked to prepare and facilitate a conversation during a NetHui Breakout Session. The ideas raised by the community also inform the creation of panel discussion topics, and the invitation of panelists and keynote speakers, both of whom lead bigger discussions in NetHui plenaries. The programme development process starts months before a NetHui, to engage widely with the community and allow groups time to flesh out their topics and prepare.

When and Where

9am – 5pm
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Ascot Park Hotel
Corner of Tay Street and Racecourse Rd,
Invercargill

How Much

$30 for standard tickets

More

Nethui Southland Website
Draft Programme
About Nethui

NetHui West Coast – Greymouth – 11 October 2018

What

NetHui is a collection of New Zealand’s most diverse and interactive Internet community events. InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, towns and at your house via live streaming.

What happens at a NetHui?

A NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Is NetHui for me?

Of course! NetHui is for everybody who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

A NetHui is empowering for participants because everyone’s views, opinions and contributions are valued equally at NetHui. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Put simply, if you’re looking for a safe, open, inclusive space to engage with your community about the Internet and all that goes with it, then NetHui will be your kind of place.

And if you can’t attend a NetHui in person, you can get involved in the conversation online: Every NetHui session is live-streamed, and we have live-chat so you can participate. We also have people making collaborative online notes of the sessions.

How is the programme for a NetHui decided upon?

To build a NetHui programme, the public are invited to submit ideas for the things they’d like to talk about. People with similar topics are linked up and asked to prepare and facilitate a conversation during a NetHui Breakout Session. The ideas raised by the community also inform the creation of panel discussion topics, and the invitation of panelists and keynote speakers, both of whom lead bigger discussions in NetHui plenaries. The programme development process starts months before a NetHui, to engage widely with the community and allow groups time to flesh out their topics and prepare.

When and Where

9am – 5pm
Thursday 11 October 2018

Tai Poutini Polytechnic
73-87 Tainui Street,
Greymouth

How Much

$30 for standard tickets

More

Nethui West Coast Website
Draft Programme
About Nethui

NetHui Manawatū – Palmerston North – 5 October 2018

What

NetHui is a collection of New Zealand’s most diverse and interactive Internet community events. InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, towns and at your house via live streaming.

What happens at a NetHui?

A NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Is NetHui for me?

Of course! NetHui is for everybody who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

A NetHui is empowering for participants because everyone’s views, opinions and contributions are valued equally at NetHui. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Put simply, if you’re looking for a safe, open, inclusive space to engage with your community about the Internet and all that goes with it, then NetHui will be your kind of place.

And if you can’t attend a NetHui in person, you can get involved in the conversation online: Every NetHui session is live-streamed, and we have live-chat so you can participate. We also have people making collaborative online notes of the sessions.

How is the programme for a NetHui decided upon?

To build a NetHui programme, the public are invited to submit ideas for the things they’d like to talk about. People with similar topics are linked up and asked to prepare and facilitate a conversation during a NetHui Breakout Session. The ideas raised by the community also inform the creation of panel discussion topics, and the invitation of panelists and keynote speakers, both of whom lead bigger discussions in NetHui plenaries. The programme development process starts months before a NetHui, to engage widely with the community and allow groups time to flesh out their topics and prepare.

When and Where

9am – 5pm
Friday 5 October 2018

Palmerston North Conference and Functions Centre
354 Main St, Palmerston North

How Much

$30 for standard tickets

More

Nethui Manawatu Website
Draft Programme
About Nethui

Festival for The Future – Wellington – 27-29 July 2018

What

The Festival is an action-packed weekend of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, workshops, entertainment and more.

It’s been called NZ’s most inspiring event, has grown year-on-year and attracted more than 1,300 delegates in 2017.

This year the 2018 Festival returns to Wellington. Imagine – Mayor’s, Ministers, CEO’s, creatives, entrepreneurs, future leaders from across the nation – and you. Be challenged. Be inspired. Build your network. Build your ideas and skills. The future is ours to create!

When and Where

Fri 27 Jul 2018, 4pm – 9pm
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 8am – 6pm
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 8am- 5pm

TSB Bank Arena,
Queens Wharf,
Wellington

How Much

Early Bird:

Student – $195+GST
Professional – $295 + GST

Regular:

Student: $245 + GST
Early Bird: $395 + GST

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Website

Dunedin Open Data Meetup – Dunedin – 18 June 2018

Come In. We're OPEN.

What

This inaugural Dunedin Open Data Meetup will set the scene of where we are at with open data, in the process working on answering the following questions:

  • What does it take for data to be considered “open”
  • Why try to make data open?
  • So, New Zealand has signed up to the International Open Data Charter, so what?
  • Why is this important?
  • What is the “Open Data Programme” doing?
  • What does it mean for me?
  • How can I or my organisation contribute?
  • What barriers that Governmental agencies have to overcome in order to open up their data

Networking and nibbles:

This is also a great opportunity to establish connections and grow your networks over some tasty snacks and refreshments. This will be hosted off the back of Data Visulisation Training Session 1 for those that are also registered for this event.

Keep an eye out on our Twitter @opendatanz for more information on joining this event.

 

When and Where

6pm – 7:30pm
Monday June 18 2018

Computer Science Department,
Owheo Building
133 Union Street East
Dunedin

How Much

Free

More

Meetup Page for the Event