The South Island edition of New Zealand’s favourite Internet event is open for registrations now.
NetHui South 2014 will be held at the University of Canterbury on November 21-22 and as with previous NetHuis, it’s expected that tickets will sell out fast.
The national event, held in July, brought together New Zealand’s Internet community to plan and execute the three day event. There were prominent New Zealand speakers, community-led sessions on all kinds of Internet Issues, political discussions and a range of side events.
The South Island edition is promising to be just as exciting.
InternetNZ Chief Executive, Jordan Carter says that the South Island Internet Community was providing just as excellent ideas that came pouring in for the Auckland version for the South Island edition.
"People have obviously got a keen eye for the future of the Internet. We've had a lot of interest in sessions around how New Zealand and Canterbury can best use the Ultra-fast Broadband roll-out, as well as how to improve the Rural Broadband Initiative.
"Though the event won't be focussing solely on Canterbury, obviously that's a major factor and we've got an exciting panel lined up to discuss Innovation and Opportunity in a Connected Canterbury.
NetHui is supported by a number of sponsors and community sponsors, ranging from local providers Enable to Creative Commons Aoetearoa and more. The event couldn’t go ahead without them and Jordan says that it’s working alongside people that makes NetHui great.
“We work with New Zealand’s Internet community to arrive at a pre-agreed agenda for NetHui South, and from there we actively encourage people to participate, rather than passively attend," says Mr Carter.
Registration can be done by visiting http://2014-south.nethui.org.nz/2014/10/registrations while a draft programme can be seen at http://2014-south.nethui.org.nz/nethui-programme.