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National Regional Arts Broadband Forum To Be Streamed Live From Parliament House

Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) March 23, 2011

National Regional Arts Broadband Forum To Be Streamed Live From Parliament House

National Regional Arts Broadband Forum To Be Streamed Live From Parliament House

Sixty leading regional arts practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders from across the country are gathering at Parliament House, Canberra on Monday 28th March.

The National Regional Arts Broadband Forum, with special guest the Honourable Simon Crean MP, (Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government; Minister for the Arts) will discuss the national broadband roll out and the many opportunities we anticipate it will bring to regional artists and communities to create art, provide new work opportunities, new ways to communicate, make new contacts, exchange ideas and for greater access to skills and professional development.

The aim is to come up with practical ways to maximise the benefits of high speed broadband in the arts and cultural sector, with a particular focus on regional and remote communities. The Forum aims to spark wider engagement in this topic in the arts and cultural sector over the coming years, in conjunction with the roll out of the National Broadband Network.

To find out more about the Forum go to  www.regionalarts.com.au or email ruth.smiles@regionalarts.com.au

The Webcast and Twitter Conversation

The National Regional Arts Broadband Forum is being streamed live from Parliament House. The Webcast will feature an audio stream, live comments, twitter feed and regional arts digital showcase with contributions from across the country.

http://ps3beta.com/events/webcast

The webcast is designed to enable people who can’t attend the Forum in person
(especially those in rural and regional areas) to listen in and participate online.

If you register (http://ps3beta.com/join?actions=join-project%3D7715) you can add your comments and questions directly into the webcast page.

Twitter users can also participate in the lead up and during the Forum via #artsbroadband.

The webcast will begin at 9.45am (EDT) – Monday 28th March and conclude at 3.30pm.


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