CHANGE FROM PRINTED PROGRAM: This event is now presented in Wharf Theatre 2. The Internet is the greatest tool ever for sharing knowledge and ideas with people around the world, argues Jeff Jarvis. Its liberating benefits must be protected from regulation under the guise of privacy, piracy, security, decency or copyright. He explains why in this not-to-be-missed talk. Jeff will be introduced by the ABC’s Mark Scott.
Change from printed program: Venue changed to Wharf Theatre 2.
Jeff Jarvis (International)
Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How sharing in the digital age improves the way we work and live and What Would Google Do?, blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York. Jeff is consulting editor and a partner at Daylife, a news start-up, and also consults for media companies. He lives in the New York area.
Mark Scott was appointed Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for a five year term from July 5, 2006. This was extended from July 2011 for another five years. The ABC is now widely regarded as Australia’s leading digital media innovator. Before joining the ABC, Scott served 12 years in a variety of editorial and executive positions with Fairfax Media. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education and Master of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.