APO Forum 2018 – videos and slides

Redesigning the Public Knowledge System

This year’s theme: ‘Redesigning the Public Knowledge System: New Tools and Strategies for Research, Policy and Practice’ addressed the global crisis in the production, use and management of publicly funded research and information across all industries.

For those who were not able to make the APO Forum 2018 – or those who did but can’t get enough – we captured the day on video so you can watch the presentations from our public knowledge luminaries at your convenience. You can also find the run of the day in the APO Forum 2018 Program and see our picture gallery in the APO Forum 2018 Wrap Up.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof Jane Farmer, Director of the Social Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology.

Keynote Presentation: The Four Waves of the Evidence Revolution

Dr Howard White, The Campbell Collaboration: The Four Waves of the Evidence Revolution – Howard White slides

Open Knowledge and the Public Interest: Issues and Strategies

Chair: Dr Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)
1. Gwenda Thomas, Director of Scholarly Services & University Librarian at University of Melbourne: Equity and (Open) Access – Gwenda Thomas slides
2. Dr Ken Coghill, Chair of the Australian Open Government Partnership Network: Open Government Partnership National Action Plan – Ken Coghill slides 
3. Karen Mahlab AM, CEO of Pro Bono Australia – The Need for Public Interest Journalism: Karen Mahlab slides

Mobilising Knowledge(s): Practices and Perspectives for Connecting Research and Public Policy

Chair: Derek Whitehead, Chair of the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA)
1. Prof. Lisa Given, Associate Dean (Research and Engagement), Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology: Engaging Academic Research – Lisa Given slides 
2. Assoc. Prof. Catherine Althaus, Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political
Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne & Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG): Recognition Rather than Redesign? The Value of Indigenous Evidence – Catherine Althaus slides 
3. Amanda Lawrence, Director of the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO): Alternative Publishing and Platforms for Policy Evidence and Influence – Amanda Lawrence slides 

Open Lightning Talks

Chair: Michelle Zwagerman, Operations Director at the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO)
1. Dr Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG): Do We Need a National Approach to Open Scholarship? – Ginny Barbour slides 
2. Dr Thomas Shafee, Editor at WikiJournal of Science: Disseminating Knowledge with Wikipedia-integrated Academic Journals – Thomas Shafee slides 
3. Brendan Fitzgerald, Director of 641 DI: Community Voices: Information Challenges for Alliances in Real Life – no slides available
4. Craig Burton, Editor for Built Environment at Centre for Urban Transitions: A PlumX Citation System for Grey Literature? – Craig Burton slides 
5. Prof. Pompeu Casanovas Romeu, Research Professor at La Trobe Law School: Linked Democracy and the Meta-rule of Law – Pompeu Casanovas Romeu slides

Data, Platforms and Connected Knowledge

Chair: Prof. Susan Luckman, Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Creative Industries at the University of South Australia (UniSA)
1. Prof. Julian Thomas, Director for the Enabling Capability Platform (ECP), Social Change at RMIT University: Trust, AI and Blockchains: Imagining Automated Decision Making – Julian Thomas slides 
2. Pru Mitchell, Manager of Information Services at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER): Wikidata, Wikipedia and Integrated Knowledge Systems – Pru Mitchell slides 
3. Assoc. Prof. Amir Aryani,  Swinburne University of Technology: Connecting Systems and Visualising Networks – Amir Aryani slides 

Knowledge Cafe – Making Change Happen: Designing the Roadmap

Facilitator: Brendan Fitzgerald,  Director of 641 DI
Breakout discussions on key issues and actions for change. How will we redesign the public knowledge system and prepare for the next decade of change?

Forum Feedback

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Author: Emily Silvester

Marketing and Communications at APO. If you'd like to guest blog on public policy issues or research get in touch esilvester@apo.org.au