Program 2017

Broadband for the Bush Forum
22-23 June 2017
Rydges Esplanade Hotel

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The Program Book is now available.

Presentations from each speaker, if we have them will be available by using the links in the table below. There you will find the abstract and presentation.

Presentations with facilitated discussion organised by themes. We have provided a sample speaker profiles and full session descriptions under the following themes.  More descriptions for speakers are included in the program below.

Program  – Remote, Connected and Savvy!

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The Program Book is now available.

Thursday June 22 2017

Main Plenary Room is Sirius Room

Times Activities  Speaker
7.45 am Registration at the Coffee Cart Brad Howarth, Program Chair
8.30 – 8.45 Welcome to Country Dr Noel Nannup, Noongar Elder, Heritage Consultant
8.45 – 9.05 Opening Addresses Apolline Kohen, Chair B4BA
9.05 – 9.45
Main Keynote Dr Hugh Bradlow,  Chief Scientist, Telstra
9.45 – 10.20  Special Address Delia Rickard, ACCC
10.20 – 10.30 Sponsor Spot  Ruth Elvin, Desert Knowledge Australia
10.30 – 11.00 Morning Tea
11.00 – 11.30 Indigenous Focus Day Address Christine Ross
11.30 – 12.00 Telehealth Keynote Tim Kelsey, Austn Digital Health Agency
12.00 – 12.45 NBN Update Gavin Williams  CEO NBN Co
12.45 – 12.50 Sponsor Perspective
12.50 – 1.45 Lunch
1.45-2.45 Session Slots and Workshops Anja Tait, Leigh  Harris, Cecily Michaels

Robin Eckermann, Joanne Pellew, Nigel Metz

Jim Wyatt, Simon Cook, Peter Carter

Telehealth Workshop

2.45-3.15 Afternoon Tea
3.15 – 4.15 Session Slots and Workshops Russell Baird, Silvano Gordano, Angela Voeman. Leila Iten

 Mae Connelley, Daniel Saccero, Andrew Crouch

Andrew Findlay, Tony Bundrock and Scott Gagley, Graham Cover, Matt James

Digital Education Workshop

4.15 – 5.00 Daily Summary

Report Announcement


Rob Starling Remote Area Safety Update. CRANA Guidelines

5.00 – 7.00 Forum Social


Friday June 22 2017

Times Activities  Speaker
8.00 am Registration at the Coffee Cart
8.30 – 8.45 Welcome to Day 2 Brad Howarth
8.45 – 9.00
Video Keynote Stephen Jones, Shadow Federal Minister for Regional Communications
9.00 – 9.40  Keynote Charles Thomas. A lesson in cooperation. RRRC for today and the future. Manager, Rural Affairs, National Farmers Federation
9.40 – 10.00 ACCAN Address  Teresa Corbin, ACCAN CEO
10.00 – 10.30 Keynote Mia Garlick, Facebook
10.30 – 11.00  Morning Tea  Robin Eckerman
11.00 – 12.15 Session Slots, Panels and Workshops David Spriggs, Julian Thomas, Cecily Michaels, Leigh Harris

Amber Marshall, Sue Sameulson, Aurelie Girard and Valda Shannon, Marianne St Clair

Emergency Services Panel

System Managers Workshop


 12.15 – 1.15  Lunch
1.15 – 2.15 Session Slots, Panels and Workshops Brendan Fitzgerald Introduction, Nickeema Williams, Julie Gibson, Alistair Campbell, John Geijsman, Andrew Merredith

RRRC Meeting

Remote Training Access and Delivery Focus

Practical Workshop With your Phone – app building

2.15-2.30  Afternoon Tea
2.30 – 3.30 Faciliated workshop to draw conclusions and actions from the forum Brad Howarth
3.30 – 3.45
Forum App InyerPocket Software
3.45 – 4.00 Closing Remarks. Promotion for 2018  Brad Howarth, Apolline Kohen



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