Nethui 2019


New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 2019’s – takes place in Wellington October 3-4. Focal points this year: safety, well-being, and inclusion. Hashtag: #nethui

Tagline: New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering. is updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our popular collection of buzzwords, some wonky, some inspirational, some in the Māori language.

Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and participants for letting us join your virtual viewing party.

Key Links
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  • Is anyone writing / blogging / instagramming / tweeting about Nethui?
  • Is there a directory of participants?
  • How can we thank NetHui sponsors?
  • What is the best way to link to / embed recorded videos?
  • Are there relevant Google docs?
  • If it’s 3pm in New Zealand, what time is it around the world?
  • Are there NetHui viewing parties?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Wellington?

What is new in 2019?

Embedded Tweets

We would love to see photos of the facilities, information tables and the goings on at the event. We also highlight takeaways and quotable tweets. Bonus points if you can take us on a tour of Wellington – public art, city parks, markets. Ask your hosts, what would locals like visitors to know? Now please show us.

Thursday 09:30
Keynote and Q&A Jillian York

An Environmentally Sustainable Internet Anna Pendergrast • Merrin Macleod Data & Privacy in Small Communities Nick Williamson Virtual Reality: Beyond Gaming Bruce Thomson • Richard Levi

Blockchain: enhancing or undermining safety? Dave Moskovitz • Kaye-Maree Dunn Digital Inclusion for Seniors and Retirees Francesca Holibar • Rachel McAlpine Getting Right with Copyright Mandy Henk • Hadyn Green

Keynote and Q&A Jacinda Ardern

Panel: The Internet After Christchurch Jordan Carter • Konstantinos Komaitis • David Shanks • Dr Ellen Strickland • Jillian York • Ross Young

Building a New Zealand Disinformation Response Action Plan Serena Chen • Tom Barraclough Imagining the future of .nz: New Zealand’s domain name Nicola Brown • Andrew Cushen Stop, collaborate, and listen: working together for safer and more inclusive web collecting Gillian Lee • Amy Joseph

Launch of Read NZ Te Pou Muramura’s 2019 research report: ”Reading in the Digital Age”

Friday, 09:15
Rural Access Angela Mcleod • Craig Young The Internet of Things Hiria Te Rangi • Joel Wirāmu Pauling Whose speech is it anyway?: freedom of expression and its limits online Nicola Brown • Arran Hunt

Digital Colonisation: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions Chris Cormack • Amber Craig Open Government Partnership Keitha Booth Why are we still talking about Digital Inclusion? It’s time for action Laurence Millar • Sue West

AI & Ethics: An Introduction Vee Blackwood • Jenny Sahng Digital Inclusion Research Discussion Laurence Zwimpfer Internet Openness James Ting-Edwards Technology & Māori Community Wellbeing Ty Kahu • Daphne Luke

Panel: Building an Inclusive Internet Emmi Bevensee • Amber Craig • Nat Dudley • Marianne Elliott • Pakeeza Rashid

Action Plans Andrew Cushen

What we love: New Zealand takes the gold medal when it comes to livestreaming technology conferences. Nethui has set a global benchmark for an event inviting to locals, travelers and remote participants alike.

NetHui is for everyone who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

As NetHui is a networking and educational event, our question from the Pacific is how to connect with the digital angels in New Zealand who would like to contribute to a global conversation about travel and tourism, conservation and environmental protection, Indigenous culture and language, and local efforts that merit acknowledgement.

About NetHui
Since 2010 NetHui brings everybody and anybody that wants to talk about the Internet together. It is not a conference and speakers won’t talk at you all day. NetHui is a community event – made for the community, by the community.

From the organizers: NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Internet NZ: “InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, regions and at your house via live streaming. A NetHui brings people together to learn, share, create, expand networks, discuss the future of the Internet and the challenges and opportunities the Internet brings to us all – personally and professionally.”

Buzzword Bingo
Access – Action Points – Adoption – Affordability – Apps – Bottom-Up – Breakout Topics – Brick and Mortar – Code of Conduct – CommitmentCommunity – Community groups – Community-driven – Connectivity – Conversation – Cook Islands – Database – Digital – Digital Champion – Digital Divide – Digital InclusionDigital Natives – Discover – Electronic Frontier Foundation – Expert – Explore – Exploring – Fish – Good Place – Good Practice – Government – Guru – Hashtags – Housekeeping – Hub – Identify – InternetInternet of Things – Just ask – LibrariesLifelong learningMakerspace – Māori – Mentors – Microphone – New Technologies – Next Steps – On Demand – Open – Opportunities – Remote – Remote Participant – Resilience – Routine – Rugby – Rural – Safety – Send to device – Skills – Skillset – Social – Social Web – Success – Synergies – Technology – Third Space – Top-Down – Trust – Tui – WaiataWi-Fi

Our Internet today – the time has come to make a change
NetHui before Netflix

Elsewhere on the Web / Mentioned
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