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Event: Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) in Sydney, Australia


I’ll be at the Jimmy Wales event this Thursday:

Challenging how knowledge is created.

education.au proudly presents its first seminar in the 2007 seminar series – Challenging how knowledge is created. The keynote speaker for the seminar, which will be held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, is Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

Jimmy Wales, the man behind Wikipedia, has a vision. The vision is for every person on the planet to be given free access to the sum of all human knowledge, and Wikipedia has been described as an exercise in the democratisation of that knowledge.

Wikipedia is also seen as being at the forefront of Web 2.0 – characterised by the new literacies of the 21st Century of inclusion, collaboration and participation.

23 April Adelaide Hilton Hotel, 9:30am – 4:00pm
24 April Perth Burswood Entertainment Complex, – 9:30am – 4:00pm
26 April Sydney Hilton Hotel, 9:30am – 4pm
27 April Melbourne ZINC at Federation Square, 9:30am – 4:00pm

More Info and Book here.
Yes I know it’s a reminder from an earlier post. More of a reminder for me, not you! If you can’t make it/afford it/ have an evil boss, why not watch some of his stuff on video on TedTalks?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Event: Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) in Sydney, Australia

  1. Dear Laurel,

    I’m sure Jimmy Wales will go over great down under. He was a big hit in person at TEDGlobal in Oxford. Thanks for linking to his talk on TED.com.

    Cheers,
    Tom Rielly
    TED Conferences

  2. *gobsmacked* Oh you are THAT Tom Reilly? From PlanetOut/TED? welcome to a little piece of Sydney (virtual). Or are you a bot? 🙁

    I love TED – it’s like a really informative site with a LinkedIn for grown-ups. (i.e. no myspacey collecting of the greatest number of *friends* and no HR consultants spamming jobs). Funny it was only when Lisa Holt from Telecom New Zealand told me about it that I spent any time on there – sorry Cat (Catriona kept sending me links which I immediately ignored :P)

    And it’s so nice to have quality presentations available online – Australia is such a remote place, and such a long way to travel, that we die in raptures when a Jimmy Wales rocks up and spends a day with us. 🙂 Cheerio.

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