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

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (All day)
Engineers Australia
Level 31, 600 Bourke St
Melbourne 3000 VIC

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 second APO Forum 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) and Associate Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  • Prof Ginny Barbour – Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), Technology, Information and Library Services, Office of Vice-President (Technology) & CIO, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 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)

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

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

The full program will be available soon. 

A program of workshops will be held on Friday 26 October - more details shortly. 

Registration essential - Register today at Eventbrite

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

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