27 October 2008

EVENT - Making Links - 11-13 Nov 2008 (Melbourne)


The conference Where Social Action and Technology Converge

Community - Responsibility - Sustainability

Melbourne University, ICT Building, 111 Barry St Carlton
WHEN? 11th - 13th November 2008

The Making Links Conference is the leading forum for the not-for-profit and community sectors to showcase their work and to explore current and emerging new media and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This year Making Links is focusing on how technology can enhance and support social inclusion.

>> Visit the Making Links 2008 website HERE.


Making Links is a conference that seeks to engage interested people, organisations and groups working at the intersection of social action and IT - including community workers, educators, trainers, not-for-profit organisations, school teachers, environmental campaigners and activists. The Conference seeks to:

  • bring the community sector together to access resources, training and services, and to share ideas, skills and creative applications of technology.
  • Explore the possibilities ICTs generate for communities whose voices have been marginalized and excluded from the mainstream.
  • Showcase innovative, grass roots ICT initiatives in community cultural development, outreach, and e-learning.
  • Build and develop networks amongst workers and activists interested in how ICT can be used to support social justice.

The conference, which started in 2004, is organised by a steering committee composed of representatives from a range of not-for-profit organisation.