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“Connecting Up” National Community IT Conference

  • 03 May, 2004 08:12

<p>A national conference dedicated to bridging the ‘digital divide’ began today in Adelaide.</p>
<p>Hundreds of delegates from not-for-profit organisations, remote regions of Australia, business and government will attend “Connecting Up” at the Hyatt Regency.</p>
<p>Topics to be discussed include: how to set up low-cost telephone and internet services for remote and regional communities; how to build web-based community publishing ventures; and how to write a successful application for grant funding.</p>
<p>Today’s opening address will be delivered by the Honorable Daryl Williams, Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.</p>
<p>“The community sector is constantly weighing direct service needs against the need for cost-effective IT strategies,” said organiser Doug Jacquier, CEO of Community Information Strategies Australia (CISA).</p>
<p>“CISA has organised this national conference to build working coalitions between business, government and the community, who will showcase world best practice in ICT projects from around Australia.”</p>
<p>Conference organiser Doug Jacquier is available for interview about the challenges facing remote communities and not-for-profit organisations in keeping up with rising telephone costs and the rapid pace of technological change.</p>
<p>Phone Doug direct on Mobile 0408 955 541</p>
<p>Media kit: available electronically at www.communit.info/conference/media</p>

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