Lightning Talks

Join us for a very fast paced session starting 11.25am sharp in the Great Hall on Tuesday 12th  February 2013  @ALIAonline.  See a different side of our speakers.  Their short stories will inspire and challenge you.

There won’t be time for formal introductions – so read more about the speakers here or watch the video introduction  and follow our speakers via twitter.

Sue Hutley, Lightning Talk Host.  Twitter:  @suehutley


 Jamie Teh and Michael Curran

Having met as children, James Teh and Michael Curran have spent many years working together in the field of software accessibility, a passion they both share. Both totally blind, James and Michael have always strongly believed in the principles of free, open source software and in helping themselves and their community where possible. In 2006, they merged these passions by creating the free, award-winning NVDA screen reading software, finally facilitating fully independent and free access to Windows computers for themselves and other blind people.

Twitter : @NVAccess

Sue McKerracher

Sue McKerracher was appointed to the position of Executive Director, ALIA, in August 2012. Sue is well known in library circles as director of The Library Agency, the team that managed the National Year of Reading on behalf of 15 founding library partners.

Twitter : @ALIANational

Anna Troberg

Anna Troberg is an author and the leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. She never intended to become a politician. She was set on becoming an expert in English literature and even embarked on graduate studies to become one.  Troberg lives in Stockholm with her girlfriend and three cats.

Twitter: @AnnaTroberg

Christopher Cheng

Christopher Cheng is an award winning author of more than 40 children’s books in print and digital formats including the picture books One child, and Sounds Spooky, the historical fiction titles New Gold Mountain and the Melting Pot and the non fiction titles 30 Amazing Australian Animals and Australia’s Greatest Inventions and Innovations. In addition to his books, Christopher writes articles for online ezines and blogs and he wrote the libretto for a children’s musical.  He dwells with his wife in an inner-city Sydney terrace and is often heard to say that he has the best job in the world!

Twitter : @chrischengaus

Baden Appleyard

Baden is currently retained as the National Programme Director of AusGOAL, the Australian Government’s Open Access and Licensing Framework, which provides support and guidance to all levels of Australian government, government agencies, and the research sector, to facilitate open access to publicly funded information. Baden is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Barrister of the High Court of Australia.

Twitter : @AUSGoal

Roy Tennant

Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research, where he manages projects relating to technology, infrastructure, and standards.Previous employers include the California Digital Library and the University of California, Berkeley.  Roy is also a commercial whitewater river guide, treehouse builder, (the fourth in his backyard in the Sonoma Valley), husband, and the father of grown twin daughters now in college.

Twitter: @rtennant

Alex Bruns

Dr Axel Bruns is an Associate Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi). He is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of  A Companion to New Media Dynamics (2012, with John Hartley and Jean Burgess) and Uses of Blogs (2006, with Joanne Jacobs). Bruns has coined the term produsage to better describe the current paradigm shift towards user-led forms of collaborative content creation which are proving to have an increasing impact on media, economy, law, social practices, and democracy itself.

Twitter : @snurb_dot_info


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