AARNet's Director eResearch and Government Relations is in the lineup of speakers. His talk will explore the concept of universities as anchors for digital regional development
AARNet's Director eResearch and Government Relations is in the lineup of speakers at the 2016 SEGRA Conference being held in Albany, WA.
He is presenting on the topic of Universities as Anchors for Digital Regional Development:
The universities that serve and support regional Australia play prominent roles in their communities, as educational institutions, major employers, centres for support services and as a community hubs.
These digitally well-connected regional universities also play a role as an anchor tenant for ultra-high quality network infrastructure (from AARNet), which enables schools, TAFE’s, hospitals, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) and other education and research institutions to overcome some of the traditional issues of isolation and disadvantage common to many regional organisations.
With a theme of "Naturally Stronger Regions: Realising the Potential", the 2016 SEGRA conference will also showcase how the Great Southern is using its natural and human resources to maximise its potential in the areas of agriculture, tourism, aquaculture and education.
For more information and to view the program or register, visit the SEGRA2016 website