APO Forum 2018: Redesigning the public knowledge system: new tools and strategies for research, policy and practice

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APO Forum 2018: Redesigning the public knowledge system: new tools and strategies for research, policy and practice

Time: October 25, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Country: Australia
Street: Engineers Australia Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
City/Town: Melbourne VIC 3000
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/F1XNPMQf4…
Phone: 03 9214 5609
Event Type: forum
Organized By: APO
Latest Activity: Oct 9

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Event Description

Find out how research and knowledge sharing is changing and the tools and strategies that will support innovation in public policy and practice. 

Across government, academia, the community sector and industry, the production, use and management of publicly funded research and information is in crisis - both in Australia and around the world. Determined efforts are underway in many sectors but often occur in isolation from other campaigns and without a sense of the wider system. Held during International Open Access week, the APO Forum 2018 will respond to the call to 'Design the equitable foundations for open knowledge'. 

This one day forum will focus on understanding the issues affecting research publishing and use in public policy, practice and industry, and look at how we can change aspects of the system to ensure public knowledge is F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) now and into the future.

The discussion will cover:

  • The challenges and opportunities for research engagement and impact, knowledge mobilisation, equity and access, open government

  • Innovative publishing and social data platforms

  • The potential and dangers of new technologies and automated decision-making

  • Business models and strategies for reinventing and supporting the public value of knowledge.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Howard White – CEO, Campbell Collaboration (APO Forum keynote speaker)

  • Assoc. Prof Catherine Althaus – Associate Dean (Academic), Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) 

  • Dr Amir Aryani – Head of Social Data Analytics Lab, Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Prof Ginny Barbour – Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • Dr Ken Coghill - Associate Professor, Department of Management, Monash University

  • Prof Jane Farmer – Director, Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Prof Lisa Given – Associate Dean (Research and Engagement), Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Prof Susan Luckman – Professor, Cultural Studies in the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia (UniSA)

  • Karen Mahlab AM – Founder and CEO of Pro Bono Australia

  • Pru Mitchell – Manager of Information Services, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

  • Gwenda Thomas – Director, Scholarly Services & University Librarian, The University of Melbourne

  • Prof Julian Thomas – Director, Enabling Capability Platform (ECP), Social Change, RMIT University.

Registration essential - Register via Eventbrite.

Brought to you in association with Swinburne University and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG).

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