NetHui

April 13th, 2011 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

New Zealand’s first Net Hui is in Auckland from Wed 29 June to Fri 1 July 2011. I’m somewhat gutted that I can’t attend it, as I will be in Englnad for a wedding.

Professor Lawrence Lessig has just been announced as a keynote speaker – it is worth attending just to hear him. But there is so much more than that. The streams are:

  • Access and Diversity
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Governance & Legal
  • Government and Openness
  • Innovation and Emerging Issues
  • Education

The draft programme is here, and you can register here. The cost is only an insanely low $30.

Tags:

21 Responses to “NetHui”

  1. simonway (387 comments) says:

    I’d pay $30 just to go to a Larry Lessig speech. That’s a sweet deal.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. somewhatthoughtful (467 comments) says:

    ^Agreed, I used the guy a lot in my Honours thesis (focused on the music industry and piracy) so became very well acquainted with his ideas. Will def head along.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. backster (2,184 comments) says:

    “as I will be in Englnad for a wedding.”

    Don’t tell me you got the invite Richie McCaw turned down.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. big bruv (14,156 comments) says:

    My god!!!….can you think of a meeting you would want to attend less than this?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. simonway (387 comments) says:

    What do you mean, big bruv? It sounds pretty wicked, and I will definitely be there. I’m particularly interested in the “Governance and Legal” sessions.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. Concentrate (29 comments) says:

    Here’s something on topic regarding abuse of urgency and the internet.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4882838/Law-to-fight-internet-piracy-rushed-through
    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2010/0119/latest/DLM2764312.html

    I didn’t realise there was any US free-trade discussions on the horizon.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. Kieran_B (76 comments) says:

    Speaking of internet….David, what are your thoughts on the copyright bill being put through under urgency? It seems very unnecessary to do it in this fashion.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. m@tt (631 comments) says:

    What Kieran_B said.
    I note that national are leaving the disconnection clause in with some wet language about deferring it for two years if other measures are shown to be ineffectual. No mention of how that is to be measured though…. what a fucking trojan way to get forced disconnections into law and all the worse when it’s rammed through under urgency.
    Day after day the chances of me voting for this national government slip further and further into zero territory. The last lot were not perfect but they sure as hell didn’t have the same measure of born to rule mentality and utter contempt for the public that these clowns do.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. Chris2 (770 comments) says:

    $30 is very reasonable and I might have considered attending if they hadn’t called it a “hui”.

    I was unaware maoris invented the Internet.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    A weak plug of a weak sounding conference and then no further posts for the day, the same day as internet related legislation is pushed through.

    I don’t think DPF even tries with the ‘I criticised Bill English’s tie last week, therefore I’m independent’ shots anymore.

    [DPF: 20 demerits for the attack on me. I’ve been in meetings all afternoon until a short while ago and the last thing I need is fuckwits turning it into a conspiracy]

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. Put it away (2,880 comments) says:

    The forums on the nethui site are nearly as deserted as Phool’s

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    Whatever.

    If that’s an attack, then I’m a tractor wheel.

    Your response didn’t really do anything to disprove the root of my comment, quite the opposite.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. Put it away (2,880 comments) says:

    Bed Rater you tard, which part of “in meetings all afternoon” is too complicated for you?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. publicwatchdog (2,822 comments) says:

    Thanks for the ‘head’s up’ on this event David.
    $30 registration makes it very affordable .

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  15. queenstfarmer (782 comments) says:

    What a moronic comment Chris2 – so you would have gone if it was called “NetMeeting”? I was unaware the English invented the Internet.

    [FYI there is a distinction with the World Wide Web, which was actually the brainchild on an Englishman]

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  16. m@tt (631 comments) says:

    Chris2, perhaps you should also refrain from commenting on ‘Kiwiblog’ until it is renamed ‘brownflightlessbirdblog’. It’s got that nasty Te Reo in it you know.
    Muppet.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  17. Diziet Sma (96 comments) says:

    Careful Chris2, if you say Nethui 3 times you’ll turn into a kumara & die!

    Meetings like this can only strengthen Democracy. The ability for everyone to get representation online would be wonderful …. & scary. Surely it’s inevitable.

    OK, I’ll come clean. Whatever increases my online gaming experience gets my support.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  18. Concentrate (29 comments) says:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/04/13/new-zealand-to-sneak.html#comments

    Hope you have a post about this tomorrow, it’s certainly more important to the NZ internet ‘landscape’ than Net Hui.

    [DPF: I’ve probably posted more on the copyright law than any other top ten blogger, and yes I got up at 6 am this morning to spend over an hour writing a post on the law. I do wish people would remember I have several day jobs as well as blogging]

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  19. Put it away (2,880 comments) says:

    It is a poor title. Calling it a ‘hui’ just gives the impression it’s going to be a huge long waffle of pompous bullshit unrelated to reality.

    Queenst – “What a moronic comment Chris2 – so you would have gone if it was called “NetMeeting”? I was unaware the English invented the Internet.”

    What a moronic comment Queenst. It was of course invented by English-SPEAKING people ( well, sort of, since they were yanks.)

    How about “Netmoot”. LOL

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  20. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    [DPF: 20 demerits for the attack on me. I’ve been in meetings all afternoon until a short while ago and the last thing I need is fuckwits turning it into a conspiracy]

    How rude.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  21. queenstfarmer (782 comments) says:

    It is a poor title. Calling it a ‘hui’ just gives the impression it’s going to be a huge long waffle of pompous bullshit unrelated to reality.

    Jeez, you must miss out on a lot in life if you rush to judge everything on its title (or the use of a foreign word in a title).

    It was of course invented by English-SPEAKING people

    Who ever said it wasn’t??

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote