Speakers to impress at conference
AN IMPRESSIVE list of speakers will feature at the Coffs Harbour City Council IT Conference: Lucidity 2010.
Kicking off this evening with a welcome dinner at Pacific Bay Resort, the conference headliner is Kurt Fearnley – paralympian gold medallist, former Young Australian of the Year, International Day of People with a Disability Ambassador and conqueror of the Kokoda Trek.
From pushing his everyday wheelchair as fast as he could down the grass track at school athletics carnivals, to pushing his chair the last five kilometres on a flat tyre at the Athens Paralympics to win gold in the toughest marathon in paralympic history, Kurt’s determination and never-say-die attitude has rewarded him with the highest accolades in disability sport.
Kurt will share his approach to life to delegates on the final day of this highly successful IT Local Government conference, which runs until Friday.
Other keynote speakers include blogging and social media guru, Laurel Papworth; leading educator, Dr Adam Fraser; and Dominic Thurbon, managing director of the Centre for Skills Development.
Organised by Coffs Harbour City Council, the conference has grown into the premier Local Government IT event and has become a benchmark for others to follow.
It provides a forum for local government managers and support staff to network, learn and exchange ideas.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Lucidity’ and the conference seeks to help Local Government IT professionals identify and clarify the IT needs of their organisation and provide a clear vision for future infrastructure growth, alongside core business objectives.
The conference will also have a strong focus on Social Media and the opportunities and challenges facing councils in this area.
For more information on the conference, go to http://it2010.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/