ACCAN national conference 2011
7-8 September 2011
Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney
With the rollout of the National Broadband Network underway, many consumers want to know what Australia’s future will be like with universal access to high-speed broadband. What sort of services and applications in the home will telecommunications providers be able to offer their customers? What sort of education and health services can be delivered? Do we have sufficiently strong consumer protections to deal with a rapidly changing market and the proliferation of social media and cloud computing? How can we make sure no Australian gets left behind?
The 2011 ACCAN National Conference features a wide variety of speakers from Government, industry, regulatory authorities and consumer groups, who will each present different – and sometimes opposing – ideas and perspectives. Far from being a conference for “tech heads”, this conference will offer an in-depth exploration of the bigger picture challenges, opportunities and possibilities presented by our broadband future.
Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Communications, Broadband and the Digital Economy will open the conference.
Professor Paul Harrison will be delivering the keynote address and presenting new research on consumer decision making in the telecommunications market.
Speakers will be finalised in the coming weeks. Please see the ACCAN website for more details.