Register for the Australian Regional Development Conference

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This conference brings together a range of speakers from both the public and private sectors who represent their regions nationally and internationally. 

With a diversity of presentations, delegates will gain a greater understanding of the drivers, challenges and opportunities associated with regional development. 

Hear from keynote speakers and leading specialists on regional development:

  • Associate Professor Trevor Budge AM, Manager, Strategy City of Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
  • Adjunct Professor Tony Sorensen, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England
  • Professor John Cole, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
  • Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO
  • Mr Mark Glover, Principal, Renewed Carbon
  • Professor Kate Auty, The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria and Chair, National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
  • Ms Sylvia Burbery, General Manager, MARS Petcare Australia
  • Mr Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Ai Group
  • Ms Alexandra Gartman, CEO, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Professor Max Finlayson, Professor for Ecology & Biodiversity, Director, Institute for Land, Water & Society, Charles Sturt University

The line up of speakers makes this conference an experience that should not be missed. Visit the conference website to find out more about this event and and to register online.

Keynote Presenter Professor Y. Jay Guo

Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO will present his keynote address on Connecting Regional Australia with Cost Effective Wireless Networks at the Australian Regional Development Conference

Jay Guo

Prof Y. Jay Guo is the Research Director of the Smart and Secure Infrastructure Portfolio (Theme) in the Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, being responsible for digital infrastructure, broadband enabled applications and services, cyber security and sensor informatics. He has over twenty years of international experience in industry, academia and CSIRO across three continents.

Prior to joining CSIRO, he worked for eight years in the European wireless industry serving as senior managers of advanced technology development and strategy planning in Fujitsu, Siemens and NEC.

Jay is an internationally established scientist with over 260 publications and expertise in antennas and wireless communications systems, and an innovator with strong industrial impact.

He is the recipient of Australia Government Engineering Innovation Award (2012), Australia Engineering Excellence Award (2007) and CSIRO Chairman’s Medal (2007 & 2012).

He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Fellow of IET. He has served as Guest Editor and Chair for numerous top tier international journals and conferences.

Find out more about the Australian Regional Development Conference
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068  Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298
E: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au
W: http://regionaldevelopment.org.au

Digital economy strategy: regional Australia how are we tracking?

Developing a digital economy strategy for regional Australia – what your plans? A digital regional network with access to high speed broadband and the digital economy will offer unprecedented opportunities for rural, remote and regional Australia.

Digital Economy Strategy Development

RDA-NR is leading the development of the Northern Rivers Digital Economy Strategy in conjunction with the Northern Rivers Digital Working Group, which includes representation from all the local councils in the region and education providers. For more information about http://digitalnorthernrivers.com.au/

Also Hume RDA has committed to the development of a digital economy strategy for the whole of the Hume Region. The Strategy covers connectivity and technologies across mobile, fixed and digital. The completed strategy will assist to identify the level of readiness and barriers to readiness, as well as the creation of strategies and actions to support the region in responding to opportunities. Read More about Digital Hume: A Digital Strategy for a Smart Region

What are your plans for your digital economy strategy for your region? Have you mapped your current and future infrastructure requirements for mobile, satellite service, fixed wireless and broadband in the region. What are the best practice around service delivery relevant to regional and rural environments?

How are regional businesses and enterprises prepared for success in the digital economy.

National Digital Economy Strategy is under review-  http://www.nbn.gov.au. By 2014 NBN Commonwealth Strategy will have progressed and we would like to hear from you at this Australian Regional Development Conference.

The conference will feature a keynote on “Connecting Regional Australia with Cost Effective Wireless Networks.” from Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure at the CSIRO.

Call for papers – do you want to speak at a conference on digital economy, NBN or other issues related to rural broadband.

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme.

Australian Regional Development Conference

RDA Conference15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au

Regional Innovation: Did you know?

Australia’s inventions include: the black box flight recorder; the bionic ear; high speed WiFi; the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine; the flu treatment drug Relenza; the pacemaker; the plastic disposable syringe: the dual-flush toilet; anti-counterfeiting technology for banknotes; and spray-on skin for burns victims (Read More about innovation)

The Australian Regional Development Conference will showcase Regional Innovation. It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

A keynote speaker at the conference will be Professor Y. Jay Guo who is the Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National. Prof. Yingjie Jay Guo is an internationally recognised R&D leader with proven track record, a well established scientist with over 250 publications and expertise in antennas and wireless communications systems, and an innovator with strong industrial impact. He is the recipient of Australia Government Engineering Innovation Award (2012), Australia Engineering Excellence Award (2007) and CSIRO Chairman’s Medal (2007 & 2012).

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Call for papers – would you like to speak about innovation for Regional Australia?

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Australian Regional Development Conference

RDA Conference15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au