Invited Presentations

Invited International Presentations

‘Creative Industries and the Future of Universities’, invited presentation to ICJMT Symposium, The Content and Context of Digital Culture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, 13-14 March 2012.

‘Globalization, Suburbanization and the Creative Workforce: Findings from Australian Suburban Communities’, paper presented to Spaces and Flows: An International Conference on Urban and Extraurban Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 4-5 December, 2010.

‘Globalization and Suburbanization: Can Creative Industries Develop in Outer Urban Zones?’, paper presented to 5th “Creative China, Harmonious World” International Forum on Cultural Industries, Institute for Cultural Industries, Communication University of China, 8-9 October, 2010.

‘Communications Research in Australia and New Zealand’, invited presentation to Communication Association of Japan (CAJ) roundtable on ‘The State of Communications Research in the (non-US) world), Communication Association of Japan 30th Annual Conference, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, June 20, 2010.

‘Digital and Social Media, the Public Sphere and News Media’, keynote presentation to Post-Broadcast Democracy: Political Implications of Media Proliferation, New Zealand political Studies Association 2009 Annual Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 30 November – 1 December, 2009.

‘Citizen Journalism, User-Generated Content and Journalism Futures: Two Australian Case Studies’, presentation to Online Journalism and Digital Television: New Forms of Participation and Interactivity, symposium organised by COST298 (European Union researchers into Participation in the Broadband Society) and ARC Cultural Research Network, Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 8 December, 2008.

‘Creative Industries after a Decade: An Australian Perspective’, presentation to Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 2 May, 2008.

‘The Evolution of the Creative Industries: Creative Clusters, Creative Citizens and Social Network Markets’, presentation to Peking University International Scholars’ Program, Chinese University of Nationalities, Beijing, China, 23 October, 2007.

‘Rethinking Global Media: Creative Diversity and Media Dispersal’, presentation to Harmonious Society, Civil Society and the Media, joint conference of the International Communications Association and the Chinese Communications Association, Beijing, China, 21 October 2007.

‘Rethinking Global Media: Creative Diversity and Media Dispersal’, presentation to Seoul Symposium on Mobile Communication 2007, hosted by the Korean Broadcasting and Telecommunications Society, Korea Press Centre, Seoul, South Korea, 18 October, 2007.

‘Rethinking Global Media: Cultural Diversity and Media Dispersal’, keynote presentation to World Communications Association Bi-annual Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 29 July, 2007.

‘Rethinking Global Media: Is China a Special Case?’, presentation to China/East Asia/Media/New Media International Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 5 July, 2007.

‘From E-Government to Online Deliberative Democracy’, presentation to UNESCO International Conference on Engaging Communities, Brisbane, Australia, 17 August, 2005.

‘Electronic Democracy: From e-Government to Online Deliberative Democracy’. Presentation to Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 11 July, 2005.

Invited National Presentations

‘Future Principles for Media Classification’, presentation to Tomorrow’s Law: Disclosure of Information – Balancing Public and Private Interests, Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Legal Governance, Macquarie Law School, Sydney, 18 November, 2011.

‘Reforming the Australian Media Classification Scheme’, presentation to Communications Policy and Research Forum, Sydney, 8 November, 2011.

‘Rethinking Media Regulation, Policy and Governance’, presentation to Knowledge/Culture/Social Change Conference, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, 7 November, 2011.

‘The ALRC Review of the National Classification Scheme’, presentation to Classification Enforcement Forum, Attorney-General’s Department, Sydney, 8 June, 2011.

‘Australian National Classification Scheme Review’, presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 7 July, 2011.

‘Australian National Classification Scheme Review’ (with Professor Rosalind Croucher, ALRC President), presentation to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General, Adelaide, 22 July, 2011.

‘Australia’s National Classification Scheme: Principles for Reform’, presentation to The Big Picture: Socio-Cultural Research and Australia’s Policy Challenges, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and innovation (CCI) Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 28 July, 2011.

‘Letting Go of Neo-Liberalism (with some help from Michel Foucault)’, paper presented to Communication Commons, Department of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Victoria, 14 September, 2010.

‘The Cultural Economy Moment?’, keynote presentation to Media Technologies, Community and Everyday Life Symposium, Centre for Everyday Life, School of Media Communications and Culture, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, 2 September, 2009.

‘Public Service Media and User-Created Content’, presentation to Department of Media and Communications Media @ Sydney seminar series, 6 March, 2009.

‘Beyond Globalization: Rethinking the Scalar and the Relational in Global Media Studies’, keynote presentation to International and Intercultural Communication in the Age of Global Media, Department of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Victoria, 11 August, 2008.

‘Communications for the 21st Century’, presentation to Society of Business Communicators (Queensland) breakfast seminar series, Chifley at Lennons Hotel, Brisbane, 11 March, 2008.

‘Sovereignty and Software: National Media and Cultural Politics in an Age of Media Globalisation’, Public Lecture, School of Applied Communication Public Lecture series, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, 7 June, 2007.

‘Rocking the Suburbs’, presentation to Creative Industries panel discussion, Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Conference, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 7 July, 2006.

‘Getting Published’, presentation to preFix, one-day event for postgraduate students and early career researchers organised by the Cultural Research Network, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, 24 November, 2005.

‘Thinking About Global Media Cultures’, Presentation to Trans/Forming Cultures Research Centre, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, 22 September, 2004.

‘Network Media: Code, Culture and Convention’, a cross-disciplinary symposium hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. Other invited participants include Professor Mark Poster (University of California, keynote speaker), Associate Professor Matthew Allen (Curtin University of Technology), Professor Mark Armstrong (RMIT), Professor Ross Gibson (UTS), Dr. Marjory Kibby (University of Newcastle), Ms. Carolyn Penfold (University of NSW), Professor Trevor Barr (Swinburne University of Technology), 10-11 September, 2004.

‘The Creative Industries Experience at QUT: New directions for the arts?’,  presentation to Culture and Creativity in Australia: The role of arts and cultural organisations in innovation in the arts, one-day seminar hosted by Trans/Forming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, 27 August, 2004.

‘The Liminal State of postgraduate-ness’, keynote presentation to Hot Research, Postgraduate Research Symposium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, 18 October, 2003.

‘Defining, Developing and Teaching for the Creative Industries’, Presentation to School of Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 18 September, 2002.

‘The Cultural Geography of Creativity’, Presentation to Centre for Research into Communications and Culture, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, 28 June, 2002.

‘Beyond ad hocery: Defining Creative Industries’, presentation to Australian Studies Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, 25 June, 2002.