dotNews - February 2017

Welcome to dotNews - our monthly newsletter - giving you a brief update of what's happening in the world of New Zealand's Internet.

This dotNews includes...

  • Announcing NetHui 2017!
  • Come along to our Speaker Series: Emergencies and the Internet
  • You’re invited to our copyright event with international experts

A note from Jordan

Hi all - well what a cracking start it’s been to the year. We were very pleased with the interest and turnout on our Maori ICT forum discussion and with the conclusion of another successful NZNOG conference in Tauranga last month.

This month’s issue has news about more opportunities to get involved this year. I look forward to seeing you at something soon!

We’re busy planning our year at the moment, and we’ll be inviting InternetNZ members to hear more about our plans. This year we’re going to be clearer than ever in the goals we’re pursuing around getting everyone access to the Internet, helping everyone use the Internet better, and how people can keep safer online.

With some turmoil around the world (Trump, Brexit to name just two), there’ll be pressure in the coming months and years on our vision of the Internet being an open platform for people to innovate, work together, share and have fun. We’ll be standing up for that openness, at home and offshore.

Two other things on the go I’ll briefly mention. We commissioned some research last year into how members see InternetNZ and how they interact with us. We’ll be sharing a plan of action from that work in the next few weeks. Alongside that, we’re taking a look at how we are organised behind the scenes at InternetNZ (we have three businesses - ours, the Domain Name Commission and NZRS) to see if it’s fit for purpose.

As always, I welcome your thoughts about anything in these newsletters or any other InternetNZ topic. Have a great month!


Announcing NetHui 2017!

We are very pleased to announce the date for NetHui 2017. This year NetHui is returning to its original two-day national format and will take place on 9-10 November at Auckland's Aotea Centre.

We'd love your feedback on what you want from the event. Please let us know your thoughts on theme, keynote speakers and discussion topics by filling out this short form. Make sure you let us know by Monday 6 March.

Registrations for NetHui will be opening mid-year so keep an eye on dotNews for further info! Further info about NetHui 2017 can be found on our website here: NetHui 2017

This year the New Zealand Internet Research Forum (NZIRF) will be held as day 0 of NetHui. An EOI process is now open on our website: NZIRF

Speaker Series: Emergencies and the Internet

Speaker Series is back for 2017! To kick it off we have Emergencies and the Internet happening on 9 March from 11.45am-1pm.

The latest spate of earthquakes rocking parts of the country have illustrated that in the face of a shake, many New Zealanders stop, cover, hold and tweet. We will discuss what the opportunities and challenges are of going online to prepare for, or respond to, an emergency.

Panelists for the event are:

  • Dan Neely, WREMO
  • Sara McBride, GeoNet
  • Susie Ferguson, Radio New Zealand (Chair)

There are only 15 slots left and you can register here: Emergencies and the Internet. This event will also be livestreamed, the link will be posted here on the day of the event.

Copyright for innovation

Tomorrow is the last day to register for Copyright for Innovation - an event we’re co-hosting with Auckland University's Department of Commercial Law.

On Tuesday 21 Feb at 6pm we will host international experts on copyright and innovation. We will also hear from local Kiwis at the forefront of making and sharing great creative works (media, filmmakers, educators) who will share their experiences with copyright law in NZ.

You can see more information and register here: Copyright for Innovation

This event will also be livestreamed, you can find the link here .

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