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For those of you who live in Canberra or the surrounding area – or might be visiting our wonderful Capital on the 9th of February.

actKM, KMRt, Special Libraries Association  (Australia New Zealand Branch) and HyperEdge is pleased to present:

Connected – the film

Have you ever faked a bathroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

The event will be held in the National Library of Australia Theatrette on the 9th of February from 1 – 2.30 pm. Entry is by gold coin donation to cover the costs of the AudioVisual. The Theatrette has been kindly provided by the National Library of Australia.

This film was recently shown at the State Library of Victoria and is being provided by Michelle Lambert of the KM Roundtable.

We will be starting right on 1 pm so it is recommended you arrive at 12.45 pm at the latest to get your seats.

Register today

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Graham Durant-Law and I will be conducting a 1 day workshop as part of the actKM conference in Melbourne, 10-12 October 2011.  This is the first time we have run this particular workshop and it draws upon a number of previous shorter workshops we have conducted separately. As such it is available at a bargain basement cost of $200.00 for the day (and this includes morning and afternoon teas as well as lunch).

We all have various needs for effective stakeholder or client engagement.  If you get it wrong it can be disastrous and take a lot of effort to retrieve the relationship.  If you get it right the results can be spectacular.

Graham and I will be taking you through a number of stakeholder engagement techniques (including how to identify your stakeholders) with a bit of theory as well as experiential sessions. In the afternoon we will take a look at how you monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of those techniques.

The hypothetical for the day will be:

Your local community has been granted $10m over 3 years to address teenage delinquency and drug and alcohol problems. We need to identify in broad terms: the desired program outcomes; the projects to satisfy the outcomes; the likely key stakeholders for the program and each project; and how we will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the program and each project.

The workshop will be held at RMIT on the 12th of October 2011. You can register for both the actKM conference and our workshop here http://actkm2011.eventbrite.com/

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