[csaa-forum] The Big Picture: Socio-Cultural Research and Australia's Policy Challenges - 28-29 July

Amanda Third A.Third at uws.edu.au
Thu Jul 14 20:16:53 CST 2011

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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) is delighted to invite you to its tenth Symposium.
The symposium focuses on the way socio-cultural research addresses complex problems and opportunities in Australia, the Asian region, and globally.
Because of its cross-disciplinary structure, for this symposium the Centre is able to bring together a unique array of international and national thought leaders around the themes of policy convergence, social innovation and media ethnography.
Dr Terry Cutler, leading Australian policy and industry strategist, Deputy Chair of CSIRO, Chair of the National Innovation Review in 2008, and Chair of CCI’s Advisory Board, will open the symposium with his take on ‘The Big Picture’: how socio-cultural research fits into the broader innovation framework.

International keynote speakers
There are a number of international guests who feature across the Symposium as keynote speakers and discussion leaders around our symposium themes:
Policy convergence
Yudhishthir (Raj) Isar is a leading international cultural analyst, educator, advisor and public speaker.  He is Professor of Global Communications and Jean Monnet Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris, and President of Culture Action Europe. He will share his vision for the future relevance of cultural policy and research.
Social Innovation
Arthur Grau is the community manager and social network organiser for ‘Applications for Good’ at One Economy, a global non-profit organisation that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved communities around the world to vital information to help improve their lives.
Media Ethnography
T.L. Taylor is a renowned internet and games studies scholar based in the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, with particular expertise in ethnographic approaches to play, experience and regulation in online environments. In her presentation to the Symposium she will address the complex issues around regulation in e-sports.
The symposium also features presentations by CCI researchers, and plenty of time for dialogue with keynote presenters and panelists.

Policy Convergence Panel
Policy Convergence is the theme of a panel featuring:
Malcolm Long, Chairman of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Chairman of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation, and Committee Member on the Convergence Review;
Terry Flew, Professor of Media and Communications at QUT, and Chair Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s National Classification Scheme Review; and
Richard Eccles, Deputy Secretary, Arts and Sport, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and responsible officer supporting the development of a National Cultural Policy.
2011 will be a pivotal year for Australian communication, media and cultural policy with a Convergence Review, a Classification Review and a National Cultural Policy being developed.
This panel on 28 July may be the only time that leaders of these three crucial policy and review processes will come together in a public forum.

For full symposium program and registration, please visit

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