NetHui’s strength in diversity

Attracting a more diverse group of people to get involved and have their say on Internet issues is a major focus for NetHui 2015’s organisers.

Now in its fifth year, NetHui is a 3-day event is organised by InternetNZ, a non-profit member organisation dedicated to keeping the Internet open and accessible to everyone.

Diversity and engagement from across the community are important to the future of New Zealand’s Internet. InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter says NetHui 2015 wants to make sure voices from local communities are heard on the issues and opportunities of the Internet world.

“NetHui is always exceptionally well supported by the New Zealand Internet community, but we want to ensure there is a wide range of Kiwis involved in the conversation, to better understand what’s happening with the Internet now and what’ll happen in the future.

“The most effective decision-making comes as result of the participation of diverse groups of people and that’s what NetHui 2015 is all about.”

The first day of the conference features a number of workshops, including the day-long Māori Meetup and a meeting of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PacINET).

Māori Meetup on Radio New Zealand News
Māori Meetup on NetHui website
PacINET on NetHui website

There are also fellowships available to provide financial support for attending NetHui to people living in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region.

More information and how to apply for a fellowship

Registrations for NetHui 2015 are open at 2015.nethui.nz.

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About NetHui

NetHui isn’t a conference. It isn’t a barcamp. It isn’t about spending days being spoken at.

NetHui is a conversation.

Every year, the event brings together anyone and everyone interested in the Internet and its part in our society.

It takes many different forms. There are talks in the forms of keynotes and panels, and plenary sessions. The heart of the event are the hour-long discussions which run throughout the event, on topics and issues put forward by the NetHui community.

There are also side events in the evenings, where people can unwind and have some fun.

Everyone’s opinions and ideas are equally valued at NetHui. It’s open to all people regardless of age, background, gender or ethnicity. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from the event.