Health sector invited to NetHui

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand inc) invites participants from throughout New Zealand’s Health Sector to attend NetHui 2012, New Zealand’s most diverse and inclusive conference about the Internet.

NetHui 2012 brings together everyone with a stake in the Internet to find ways to work together on issues. You should attend NetHui to address the big issues of the Internet and its impact on society. You will make valuable new contacts and have in-depth discussions with people from mulitiple sectors and diverse communities. It’s all about openness and participation and ensuring the Internet works for all of us.

There are 29 roundtable discussion sessions of which three are in the Health stream. These cover topics such as consumer involvement with their health and wellness information, telemedicine, and accessing health information on mobile devices and with social media. These sessions have been organised in collaboration with volunteers from the Health sector.  There is fantastic opportunity also to network with and learn from other sectors and communities that are participating.

Participating in NetHui is low cost. InternetNZ’s investment and support from sponsors enable the registration fee to be only $40 including GST for the entire three days. Lunches are also subsidised. See:

This is the second year for NetHui and 500 participants are expected. Open discussion streams are the core of the conference and are designed with community input, covering Access, Law, Net Safety and Security, Openness, Education, Health, Rural, Culture, and more. There will also be sessions to help people get up to speed on Internet basics, keynotes, panel discussions and an “open mic” session each day. In addition, there are a number of associated events in the evenings. See:

To round out the conference, on the Friday afternoon of NetHui 2012 there will be a “barcamp”. This means that topics for these final dozen or more sessions are decided on the day. These sessions may well be utilised by people to get action going on something that has been heard about at NetHui, or to address issues that simply need further discussion.

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