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Monday, October 12
 

13:00 NZDT

Digital Workshop: Decisions and Algorithms – Where do you stand?
The Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand and Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, invites you to take part in a workshop to share your thoughts about how algorithms are used in decision-making in our country.
An algorithm is a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task. Some examples of where computers use algorithms which you may be familiar with include:
·        online streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Spotify
·        search engines like Google and Yahoo
·        the processing of online applications for public services such as passports, benefits, and the prioritising of medical services.
We’ll be sharing a number of algorithm examples with you and asking you to tell us what you think.

Don’t let the word ‘algorithms’ put you off — we promise it will be a lively and fascinating session, and you will help us produce some concrete recommendations that the government, and other organisations, can take to ensure that ADM is trusted and that, as a nation, we make the most of these powerful technologies.

Facilitators
avatar for Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott

Co-Director, The Workshop
Marianne is a legally-trained researcher, strategist and communicator who has used story-based research, advocacy and campaigning to influence policy in New Zealand and elsewhere over the past two decades. Examples of her recent work include the Out of the Maze report on digital divides... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 NZDT

13:00 NZDT

Future Farm Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities
Farm businesses are complex and operate in increasingly volatile business and natural environments. Farm business owners’ and managers’ goals and objectives, and the resources available to the business, also evolve over time in response to changing business environments and social norms. The farming industry as a whole is also facing huge challenges, from rising costs of supplies, a shortage of labour, and changes in consumer preferences for transparency and sustainability, as well as an increased focus on the environmental impact of farming.
 
Meeting these challenges will require a concerted effort by governments, investors, farming businesses and farmers, as well as possibly using innovative technologies such as Visual Internet of Things (V-IoT), drones, robotic and artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain. This session is set up to initiate a conversation on the above topics and bring together government officials, founders, investors, researchers, and farmers who are envisioning and building the future of farm technologies in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Facilitators
avatar for William Liu

William Liu

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
William Liu is currently a lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering (ITSE), School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (SECMS) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. He holds a Masters degree and a PhD degree... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 NZDT

19:30 NZDT

Build (Back) Better Democracy
This Zoom workshop is a chance to reflect on the state of our NZ democracy and discuss whether we need to build it back the same or build it back better - it’s not just our economic and social systems have been disrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.

After the early hope that the internet would strengthen democracies, digital divides, fake news, political manipulation and polarisation are just some of today's prominent concerns. Can that early hope be realised?

The workshop is limited to 18 participants.

Trust Democracy will use the anonymised 'findings' of this workshop to seed further ‘discussions’ about democracy, including via https://pol.is, a mass participation platform famously used by vTaiwan. Findings will also be submitted to the Public Service Commission as it prepares the NZ government’s next National Action Plan under the Open Government Partnership - see https://ogp.org.nz/.   

Trust Democracy, a new not-for-profit, wants to promote, initiate and participate in an ongoing public dialogue about the state of democracy in NZ. It wants to understand how people understand and value democracy in NZ and how they believe it could be improved.

For a Guardian article about vTaiwan and Pol.is, see https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/27/taiwan-civic-hackers-polis-consensus-social-media-platform.

Facilitators
avatar for Keitha Booth

Keitha Booth

IRM Researcher for New Zealand, Open Government Partnership
The Open Government Partnership promotes engagement between government, civil society and the private sector. The New Zealand government is implementing its 2018-2021 open government commitments and will soon start work to collaborate with the public to develop its 2021-2023 programme... Read More →
JP

John Pennington

Committee member, Trust Democracy
I've been in the deliberative democracy bizz for 18 years. I worked on some major nation-wide projects that have involved hundreds of people grappling with really complex and often controversial topics using deliberation and dialogue as ways to reach common ground.
avatar for Simon Wright

Simon Wright

Secretary, Trust Democracy
I serve on the Committee of Trust Democracy, a new not-for-profit that focuses on the health of Aotearoa New Zealand’s democracy and how to strengthen it.  I am also one of two partners in a consultancy called Public Engagement Projects. We have a track record of innovative and... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2020 19:30 - 21:00 NZDT
 
Tuesday, October 13
 

10:00 NZDT

Opening & Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Jordan Carter

Jordan Carter

Chief Executive, InternetNZ
Interested in the whole array of Internet Governance issues. Particularly following these current debates:- Terrorist and violent extremist content-copyright reform- network neutrality- economic gains from Internet use- Internet governance reform

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:00 - 10:15 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

10:15 NZDT

Panel: “Under His Eye”: Human Rights, Surveillance, and Power
This panel will examine the expansion of surveillance via technology in conjunction with the human rights issues that such surveillance must raise. With clear questions about justice, differential impact, and who is more likely to be surveilled, we touch on privacy, access, inclusion, and power.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Beagle

Thomas Beagle

Chairperson, NZ Council for Civil Liberties
Thomas is a fan of technology, civil liberties, and a decent, democratic society. He wants to help us realise the benefits of the first two to better enable the third, while minimising disadvantages and negative side-effects. Thomas is the chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil... Read More →
avatar for Eve Kennedy

Eve Kennedy

Policy Adviser, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Eve has been a policy adviser at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner since May 2019. Prior to joining the Office, she worked in privacy at a tech company and at a large government department. She holds an LLB/BA from Victoria University of Wellington and in her spare time volunteers... Read More →
avatar for Keoni Mahelona

Keoni Mahelona

CTO, Te Hiku Media
avatar for Sara Stratton

Sara Stratton

Pou Ārahi - Māori Advisor, Tech Futures Lab
Tēnā koutou, Ko Ngāti Kahu/Ngāti Hine ahau. My loves are my tamariki, whānau, hapū, and my interests are wide and varied but in the world of digital technology I am excited about the place and relevance of Te Ao Māori and to see Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a template for our collaborative... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Kate Hannah

Kate Hannah

Deputy Director, Equity and Diversity, Te Pūnaha Matatini
Kate Hannah is a cultural historian of science whose principal research area is the historiography of the history of science, with a focus on the cultures and subcultures of science, gender in science history, ‘race’ science, eugenics, and fascism, colonization and science culture... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:15 - 11:05 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

11:05 NZDT

Privacy & The Internet of Things
This lightning talk overviews our research into privacy concerns of New Zealanders around domestic IoT -- smart speakers, smart lights, etc. We explore what are the reasons people use these devices, why they stop using them, and what concerns they have around the devices in their homes. We also identify key areas for future research.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Pearson

Erika Pearson

Assoc. Head of School, CJM Wellington, Massey University Wellington
Kia ora! My name is Erika (she/her/they), I'm the Associate Head of School for Communication, Journalism & Marketing on the Massey Wellington campus. I have been researching the internet and digital society for over twenty years, and lately I have been interested in how technology... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:05 - 11:10 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

11:10 NZDT

Social Media Election Trends
Speakers
avatar for David Hood

David Hood

I have been involved in analysing influence campaigns on Twitter since before the 2017 election. Being really interested in what data represents and what you can learn depending on how you structure it, I've been involved in analysing all kinds of things. As a day job I teach software... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:10 - 11:15 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

11:15 NZDT

Breakout Sessions 101
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 11:20 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 1: Learning Corner
NetHui is all about sparking conversation and discovering new perspectives. Everyone has something to learn and to teach, and our goal is to have everyone walk away from NetHui saying, ‘huh, I never thought of it that way before.’

This is a friendly space focused on learning, with helpful people who can offer explanations and ways to find out more. Whether you’re a newbie or a keen teacher, come here to get background on our panel conversations, to ask questions about the things you are interested in, and to hear from people who will be really nice about sharing their knowledge.

Facilitators
avatar for Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

Community Manager, InternetNZ
Vanisa leads the community facing functions - our philanthropic strategy for partnerships, grants and in-kind support. She is responsible for sponsorship requests and supporting stakeholder relationships. Outside of work she gives a huge amount of time to her favourite causes - gender... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 1: Learning Corner

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 2: Social Licence
Tools like automated facial recognition, digital contact tracing in a pandemic, and data-sharing across agencies can be really useful but also really creepy. How do we feel about our government using these new technologies? And are we having the conversations we need to figure that out?

You may have heard the term ‘social licence.’ This is the idea that successful policy and technology choices depend on a level of trust and buy-in from affected communities, which means taking steps to establish and build that trust.

But what does this look like in practice? How should the government earn your trust, and what do they need to do to keep it? Are things like the Algorithm Charter from StatsNZ the right approach?

Come to this room to talk about what New Zealanders want to see from the government around privacy, trust, the use of data, and more.

Session 1
We'll start with trying to define social licence, and what it means to you. Who uses it, why, and for what means? Are we all talking about the same thing, or are there better terms we could use?


Session 2
What are the mechanisms and approaches for influencing social licence? Where have you seen it be effective? What lessons can we learn from social licence in the non-tech realm that could be applied in tech?

Session 3
Let's put social licence to the test in the context of COVID-19 digital contact tracing apps: why would you use it or not? What information might change your mind?

Session 4
What principles might we recommend that governments have in mind when building social licence? How do governments decide if they should continue or stop doing things?



Facilitators
avatar for Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 2: Social Licence

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 3: Misinformation
This year there’s not just a pandemic, but an infodemic. COVID-19 has brought issues with mis- and dis-information online into sharp relief. Understanding how bad information travels online is difficult, and coming up with meaningful responses can feel even harder.

Come to this room to talk about misinformation and what communities need to help them respond and build trust in each other to share good, useful, and accurate information online.

Session 1: Mis/dis/mal: what is misinformation?
What is misinformation? What do the terms disinformation, and even malinformation mean? This first breakout session will explore the terms you hear about misinformation, including the motivations and information sharing practices being seen online. Some challenging discussion on topics, related to misinformation, may be included in this breakout stream, so we'll be agreeing our stream approach to manage that in this session too.


Session 2: Misinformation Past
When did this online misinformation problem start? How do offline misinformation issues get handled and can we apply those approaches to misinformation online? What can we learn from misinformation online on issues in the past: online information around climate change and vaccinations can be explored as two issues where information is important and misinformation can be seen.

Session 3: Misinformation Present
What does online misinformation look like now? How is misinformation a threat in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we learn from the ongoing misinformation concerns around interference in democracy and social cohesion, as seen in the 2016 elections and in ongoing global election processes. What is this global infodemic surrounding Covid-19?

Session 4: Misinformation Future
What can we do about misinformation? How can we respond, collectively and cooperatively, to misinformation online in Aotearoa New Zealand? Could we build an action plan to address the Covid-19 infodemic and reduce the potential harms of pandemic related misinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Facilitators
avatar for Mandy Henk

Mandy Henk

CEO, Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons
I run Tohatoha, incorporated society with a vision for building a just and equitable digital world – for Aotearoa and the planet.
avatar for Ellen Strickland

Ellen Strickland

Chief Advisor, International, InternetNZ
Ellen leads the coordination of our international work across the InternetNZ group. She provides strategic advice on international matters and engages in Internet governance processes for InternetNZ. Ellen has two cats, one dog and one daughter, and she plays a mean game of Scrab... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 3: Misinformation

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 4: Platforms & People
It’s easy to forget how diverse the Internet can be when just a few companies dominate the things we do online. When people talk about Internet issues in 2020, they are probably talking about a few popular social media platforms (each filled with screenshots of the others).

This room will explore the role of these big global services in the broader context of the Internet in 2020. Which services are we talking about, and why are they central to discussion of Internet issues in 2020?

There will be space to cover background questions, like why are these services so popular? How are they different from each other? Who do they serve? There will also be room for big-picture questions about the issues, like do these services have special responsibilities? If so, what are they? Are we stuck with the current services forever, or can we see alternatives?

Zoom link: https://internetnz.zoom.us/j/92291851668?pwd=VGNEcG5pT2lkaDAzblE4K1V4cDE4QT09

The crowdsourced plan

Session 2: Monetization, data mining, is it true that "if you can't see the pricetag, you are the thing being sold?" And if you take yourself "off the market" what happens to the massive platforms

Session 3: Control on platforms. Hate speech, radicalization, war crimes and body policing -- platforms as law/morality

Session 4: What might a people-centred platform look like?


OTHER IDEAS we might discuss
  • What should/could we expect from platforms?
  • The effects of platform consolidation (FB owns the universe and Google picks up the rest)
  • Are platforms too big?
  • What about regulation?  Should governments regulate tech platforms, and if so how?  What would be the impact? 
  • A lot of these platforms come from one or two places -- is there space for a NuZeelund.co.nz platform?
  • And whatever you want to talk about
  • Many platforms report to shareholders -- are platforms public spaces and slash or corporate profit tools (public sphere anyone?)
  • Rise of misinformation and shared knowledge 
  • What about content moderation? How should this evolve?  How do we balance  free speech with security? 
  • Platforms as a space of information (aggregations, misinfo, echo chamber, fresh perspectives) and a space of connection
  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic and other global stresses change tech giants? And whatever you want to talk about
  • Hey whatever happened to net neutrality?
  • Big fish and big ponds - where are the guppies?
  • Have they got so big they have changed social spaces forever?
  • What are people to platforms? Users, fodder, consumers or what’s being sold?
  • The power of people on platforms, or the power of people for platforms?
  • And whatever you want to talk about

Speakers
avatar for Erika Pearson

Erika Pearson

Assoc. Head of School, CJM Wellington, Massey University Wellington
Kia ora! My name is Erika (she/her/they), I'm the Associate Head of School for Communication, Journalism & Marketing on the Massey Wellington campus. I have been researching the internet and digital society for over twenty years, and lately I have been interested in how technology... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Kim Connolly-Stone

Kim Connolly-Stone

Policy Director, InternetNZ


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 4: Platforms & People

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 5: JEDI
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
~Dr. Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist, activist and academic

Inclusion - what does it mean, what does it mean to you, what does it mean to the company that you work for? Or the people you hang out with? We want to use this breakout space to discuss what we like to call the JEDI skills - using the Force to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. How they are all intertwined, and how there are many types of oppression - gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, age, caregiver status, neurodiversity, disability status, and more - We can discuss how they show up in our day-to-day lives and what it means to be an ally.

Session 1
We’ll start by introducing the concepts of JEDI and how it fits in an Aotearoa context. Defining the journey to allyship.


Session 2
Explore deeper the different types of oppression and how they intersect. We will do an online privilege exercise and discuss the concepts that surface as a result.

Session 3
Why is there a lack of diversity in the tech industry? We’ve all observed the blame on small hiring pools and a lack of properly skilled members from underrepresented groups. This is referred to as “the pipeline problem.” In this session we will dive into the pipeline and its leaks, ways we can take responsibility, and explore actions we can take to be a part of the solution.

Session 4
Look at the next steps in an allyship journey and some day-to-day actions that all of us can take away. This breakout will be run in a Lean Coffee style:  we will, as a rōpu (group), add to a virtual whiteboard (http://bit.ly/nethui20-inclusion) and vote on the topics we want to talk about collectively.

Facilitators
avatar for Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Education Team Leader, Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
Vivian Chandra is a facilitator for Allyskills NZ taking JEDI workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) across Aotearoa, but also has a day job at the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust teaching digital technology skills to kaiako (teachers) across the country. Vivian has a First Class Honours in Sociology looking at the language behind rape culture and everyday sexism. In her spare time (hah!) she teaches empowerment self-defence... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Conti

Lisa Conti

Intermediate Developer, Flick Electric
Lisa Conti is a web developer at Flick Electric where she also serves as a mental health first aider and diversity & inclusion committee member. Lisa has led micro workshops on facilitating inclusive meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half-marathons and has recently... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 5: JEDI

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori
Facilitators
RP

Rāhera Peri

MEA NZ
Tēnā koeKo Putauaki te māungaKo Rangiteiki te awaKo Mataatua te waka Ko Ngāti Awa tōku iwiKo Ngāi Tamawera tōku hapūKo Uiraroa tōku marae Nō Tāmaki Makaura ahauKo Kathryn Peri rāua ko Roger Eparaima Peri ōku mātua Ko Rāhera tōku ingoaI'm a web designer and developer... Read More →
HT

Hana Tapiata

Te Ara Waihiko Project Manager, Ariki Creative


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 7: Digital Equity (Tuesday Only)
The Internet is an increasingly crucial tool for being a part of society. COVID-19 showed us how valuable the Internet could be, and revealed the human impact being digitally excluded in 2020. 
Across New Zealand there are a lot of people working to make sure no one gets left behind. But there is a lot more work to be done, as so many New Zealanders are for a variety of reasons not able to access all the benefits of digital connectivity. 
Come to this room to talk about how to make sure all New Zealanders have the opportunity to make the most of the Internet, and contribute your ideas to achieve digital equity in New Zealand. 

Session 1
We'll start by talking about digital inclusion, what we know, what we don't know. 

Session 2
What are the opportunities for a community-led movement for digital inclusion? What’s already happening, and what do we need?

Facilitators
avatar for Jodi Anderson

Jodi Anderson

Principal Policy Advisor, InternetNZ
RM

Rohan MacMahon

Wollemi Consulting Limited
I am an Auckland-based management consultant with a lot of interest in all things tech. Most of my work is in strategic planning, digital technology and sustainability/ climate change. During NetHui 2020 I am facilitating 2 sessions on digital equity/ digital inclusion along with... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 7

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 8: Silver Linings
The Internet is not all doom and gloom. It’s also a vehicle for people to learn, connect, discover, and, of course, share pictures of cute animals.

In 2020, when many of us have seen more and more of our lives take place online, let’s spend some time thinking about how we can amplify the good. From wholesome gardening forums to aquarium penguins on adventures to reconnecting with distant cultures and families, come here to talk about things that spark joy.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 8: Silver Linings

11:15 NZDT

Breakout 9: Barcamp
This is a space for random, serendipitous conversation, or discussion ideas that pop up over the course of NetHui. Think of it as the hallway track - like meeting someone at the tea cart or the fountain outside.

If you want to talk about something that’s not on the agenda, or just catch up with a couple of friends face to (virtual) face, head here. The moderator can create extra breakout rooms for small groups and new discussion topics.

There is a collaborative notes document for you to use if you'd like, but this room does not have a notetaker or facilitator.

Get in touch with NetHui organisers in Slack if you want to get a barcamp on the programme in advance.

Facilitators

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 9: Barcamp

12:00 NZDT

Lunch
Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 NZDT

12:00 NZDT

Aotearoa Tech Union Meet & Greet
Facilitators
avatar for Cordy Black

Cordy Black

Co-Leader, Sharesies AND Aotearoa Tech Union (ATU)
Kia ora - I'm one of the co-leaders of the Aotearoa Tech Union, New Zealand's first trade union specifically for IT and tech workers.


Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 NZDT
Coffee Cart (Zoom)

12:00 NZDT

Shouting Zeros & Ones Book Club
Shouting Zeros and Ones is a new book published by BWB about Digital Technology, Ethics, and Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. The book is a call to action: to reduce online harm, to protect the integrity of our digital lives and to uphold democratic participation and inclusion. A diverse group of contributors reveal the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals, exploring policy change and personal action to keep the internet a force for good.

On Tuesday, some of the authors from the book will share for a few minutes about each of their chapters, giving a quick summary of the main issues, why you should care, and what change they would like to see. On Wednesday we'll hold a Q+A session with a number of the authors, so bring your lunch and questions for discussion!

Facilitators
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

12:30 NZDT

The Power of Play in Virtual Meetings
Presenting online is not the same as presenting on a stage. You can’t ask people to put their screens away and give you their full attention - it is through these screens that your audience is watching you! Unfortunately for leaders, speakers, and teachers, one-way communication is easy to ignore. Zoom fatigue makes our audiences tune out, and highly addictive social media is only a click away. By using the Power of Play, and inviting interaction from your attendees, your next Zoom presentation could be engaging, exciting, and full of smiles.

Speakers
avatar for Caelan Huntress

Caelan Huntress

Marketing strategist for entrepreneurs, Stellar Platforms
Hi everyone! I'm an American digital nomad living in New Zealand, and I have spent ten years running an online business while traveling the world with my young family. I am a website designer, copywriter, and sales strategist, and my specialty is helping entrepreneurs set up marketing... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:30 - 12:35 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

12:35 NZDT

Panel: Beyond Free Speech: (Mis)Information, Power, and Experience
This topic is particularly pertinent as a political moment in this election year, and in light of the work being done by the Department of Internal Affairs around the Christchurch Call.  There has not been enough discussion around issues like online misinformation, hate, and extremism which take structural approaches into consideration. Instead the focus has been to take such issues as merely isolated acts of individuals that need to have roadblocks placed in front of them. There is a lack of focus upon the way mis/disinformation connects to extreme violence. Further, such discussions are wont to devolve into unhelpful debates around free speech, rather than more holistic and nuanced solutions. As we move into election 2020, a push is needed for better political, legislative and policy solutions to complex problems, ensuring that our government pays serious attention to keeping us SAFE from harms caused while advancing anti-violence commitments such as the Christchurch Call.

Speakers
avatar for Emmi Bevensee

Emmi Bevensee

Open Web Fellow, Mozilla
Emmi Bevensee is a Mozilla Open Web Fellow, Founder of the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT) and Rebellious Data LLC. They are also a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right. They received a MA in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding with an emphasis on decentralization of governance in conflict zones and studied Machine Learning in the iSchool PhD program at the University of Arizona. Their work centers... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Hendrica Bickerton

Sarah Hendrica Bickerton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Sarah Hendrica Bickerton is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland. She is a sociologist whose research involves policy and political concerns around gender and technology. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Government... Read More →
avatar for M R. X. Dentith

M R. X. Dentith

Teaching Fellow, University of Waikato
M R. X. Dentith is a philosopher whose work-to-date has concerned the epistemology of claims which are considered fragile and open to dispute, such as conspiracy theories, fake news, and how we understand secrecy. They received their PhD in Philosophy from the University of Auckland... Read More →
avatar for Tina Ngata

Tina Ngata

Researcher, scientist, advocate, Ngāti Porou Indigenous peoples advocate; plastics researcher, scientist, and environmental planner
Indigenous rights. Environmental rights. Plastic Pollution. Marine Litter. Waste Colonialism.
avatar for David Shanks

David Shanks

Chief Censor, The Classification Office
David Shanks is New Zealand’s Chief Censor and leads the Classification Office, an Independent Crown Entity.David is a barrister and solicitor who has executive experience in both private and public sector senior roles.He’s now responsible for protecting New Zealanders from harm... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman

Founder, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono
Anjum Rahman (MNZM, FCA) is the founder and Project Lead for the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, working to develop and implement a national Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion. She is currently one of the co-chairs of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network, and a member... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:35 - 13:25 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:25 NZDT

Arbiter: A New Disinformation Fighting Non-Profit
I fought disinformation at Twitter and now I'm starting a non-profit to continue the fight.

This is a three minute talk explaining what we're planning to do, and hoping you can help! 

Speakers
avatar for Jon Bell

Jon Bell

Founder, Arbiter
I started a non-profit for fighting disinformation, and I'd love to chat!


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:25 - 13:28 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:29 NZDT

Recycle a Device
Speakers

Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:29 - 13:32 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:32 NZDT

Covid-19 & Fake News
Hello! This is a video I made as a part of my GirlBoss Edge scholarship: Engineering and Technology. This 3 minute video is of me showing the harms that misinformation surrounding COVID-19 especially can cause and how to make sure you're staying safe online. Hope you enjoy! :)

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Wells

Charlotte Wells

GirlBoss
A 17-year-old future journalist with a passion for equality.


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:32 - 13:35 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 1: Learning Corner
NetHui is all about sparking conversation and discovering new perspectives. Everyone has something to learn and to teach, and our goal is to have everyone walk away from NetHui saying, ‘huh, I never thought of it that way before.’

This is a friendly space focused on learning, with helpful people who can offer explanations and ways to find out more. Whether you’re a newbie or a keen teacher, come here to get background on our panel conversations, to ask questions about the things you are interested in, and to hear from people who will be really nice about sharing their knowledge.

Facilitators
avatar for Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

Community Manager, InternetNZ
Vanisa leads the community facing functions - our philanthropic strategy for partnerships, grants and in-kind support. She is responsible for sponsorship requests and supporting stakeholder relationships. Outside of work she gives a huge amount of time to her favourite causes - gender... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 1: Learning Corner

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 2: Social Licence
Tools like automated facial recognition, digital contact tracing in a pandemic, and data-sharing across agencies can be really useful but also really creepy. How do we feel about our government using these new technologies? And are we having the conversations we need to figure that out?

You may have heard the term ‘social licence.’ This is the idea that successful policy and technology choices depend on a level of trust and buy-in from affected communities, which means taking steps to establish and build that trust.

But what does this look like in practice? How should the government earn your trust, and what do they need to do to keep it? Are things like the Algorithm Charter from StatsNZ the right approach?

Come to this room to talk about what New Zealanders want to see from the government around privacy, trust, the use of data, and more.

Session 1
We'll start with trying to define social licence, and what it means to you. Who uses it, why, and for what means? Are we all talking about the same thing, or are there better terms we could use?

Session 2
What are the mechanisms and approaches for influencing social licence? Where have you seen it be effective? What lessons can we learn from social licence in the non-tech realm that could be applied in tech?


Session 3
Let's put social licence to the test in the context of COVID-19 digital contact tracing apps: why would you use it or not? What information might change your mind?

Session 4
What principles might we recommend that governments have in mind when building social licence? How do governments decide if they should continue or stop doing things?

Facilitators
avatar for Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 2: Social Licence

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 3: Misinformation
This year there’s not just a pandemic, but an infodemic. COVID-19 has brought issues with mis- and dis-information online into sharp relief. Understanding how bad information travels online is difficult, and coming up with meaningful responses can feel even harder.

Come to this room to talk about misinformation and what communities need to help them respond and build trust in each other to share good, useful, and accurate information online.

Session 1: Mis/dis/mal: what is misinformation?
What is misinformation? What do the terms disinformation, and even malinformation mean? This first breakout session will explore the terms you hear about misinformation, including the motivations and information sharing practices being seen online. Some challenging discussion on topics, related to misinformation, may be included in this breakout stream, so we'll be agreeing our stream approach to manage that in this session too.

Session 2: Misinformation Past
When did this online misinformation problem start? How do offline misinformation issues get handled and can we apply those approaches to misinformation online? What can we learn from misinformation online on issues in the past: online information around climate change and vaccinations can be explored as two issues where information is important and misinformation can be seen.


Session 3: Misinformation Present
What does online misinformation look like now? How is misinformation a threat in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we learn from the ongoing misinformation concerns around interference in democracy and social cohesion, as seen in the 2016 elections and in ongoing global election processes. What is this global infodemic surrounding Covid-19?

Session 4: Misinformation Future
What can we do about misinformation? How can we respond, collectively and cooperatively, to misinformation online in Aotearoa New Zealand? Could we build an action plan to address the Covid-19 infodemic and reduce the potential harms of pandemic related misinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Facilitators
avatar for Mandy Henk

Mandy Henk

CEO, Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons
I run Tohatoha, incorporated society with a vision for building a just and equitable digital world – for Aotearoa and the planet.
avatar for Ellen Strickland

Ellen Strickland

Chief Advisor, International, InternetNZ
Ellen leads the coordination of our international work across the InternetNZ group. She provides strategic advice on international matters and engages in Internet governance processes for InternetNZ. Ellen has two cats, one dog and one daughter, and she plays a mean game of Scrab... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 3: Misinformation

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 4: Platforms & People
It’s easy to forget how diverse the Internet can be when just a few companies dominate the things we do online. When people talk about Internet issues in 2020, they are probably talking about a few popular social media platforms (each filled with screenshots of the others).

This room will explore the role of these big global services in the broader context of the Internet in 2020. Which services are we talking about, and why are they central to discussion of Internet issues in 2020?

There will be space to cover background questions, like why are these services so popular? How are they different from each other? Who do they serve? There will also be room for big-picture questions about the issues, like do these services have special responsibilities? If so, what are they? Are we stuck with the current services forever, or can we see alternatives?

The crowdsourced plan

Session 2: Monetization, data mining, is it true that "if you can't see the pricetag, you are the thing being sold?" And if you take yourself "off the market" what happens to the massive platforms

Session 3: Control on platforms. Hate speech, radicalization, war crimes and body policing -- platforms as law/morality

Session 4: What might a people-centred platform look like?


OTHER IDEAS we might discuss
  • What should/could we expect from platforms?
  • The effects of platform consolidation (FB owns the universe and Google picks up the rest)
  • Are platforms too big?
  • What about regulation?  Should governments regulate tech platforms, and if so how?  What would be the impact? 
  • A lot of these platforms come from one or two places -- is there space for a NuZeelund.co.nz platform?
  • And whatever you want to talk about
  • Many platforms report to shareholders -- are platforms public spaces and slash or corporate profit tools (public sphere anyone?)
  • Rise of misinformation and shared knowledge 
  • What about content moderation? How should this evolve?  How do we balance  free speech with security? 
  • Platforms as a space of information (aggregations, misinfo, echo chamber, fresh perspectives) and a space of connection
  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic and other global stresses change tech giants? And whatever you want to talk about
  • Hey whatever happened to net neutrality?
  • Big fish and big ponds - where are the guppies?
  • Have they got so big they have changed social spaces forever?
  • What are people to platforms? Users, fodder, consumers or what’s being sold?
  • The power of people on platforms, or the power of people for platforms?
  • And whatever you want to talk about


Speakers
avatar for Erika Pearson

Erika Pearson

Assoc. Head of School, CJM Wellington, Massey University Wellington
Kia ora! My name is Erika (she/her/they), I'm the Associate Head of School for Communication, Journalism & Marketing on the Massey Wellington campus. I have been researching the internet and digital society for over twenty years, and lately I have been interested in how technology... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Kim Connolly-Stone

Kim Connolly-Stone

Policy Director, InternetNZ


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 4: Platforms & People

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 5: JEDI
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
~Dr. Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist, activist and academic

Inclusion - what does it mean, what does it mean to you, what does it mean to the company that you work for? Or the people you hang out with? We want to use this breakout space to discuss what we like to call the JEDI skills - using the Force to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. How they are all intertwined, and how there are many types of oppression - gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, age, caregiver status, neurodiversity, disability status, and more - We can discuss how they show up in our day-to-day lives and what it means to be an ally.

Session 1
We’ll start by introducing the concepts of JEDI and how it fits in an Aotearoa context. Defining the journey to allyship.

Session 2
Explore deeper the different types of oppression and how they intersect. We will do an online privilege exercise and discuss the concepts that surface as a result. Link to the exercise here: https://forms.gle/UtuEAGP3qzpKkfeM6


Session 3
Why is there a lack of diversity in the tech industry? We’ve all observed the blame on small hiring pools and a lack of properly skilled members from underrepresented groups. This is referred to as “the pipeline problem.” In this session we will dive into the pipeline and its leaks, ways we can take responsibility, and explore actions we can take to be a part of the solution.

Session 4 Wed
Look at the next steps in an allyship journey and some day-to-day actions that all of us can take away. This breakout will be run in a Lean Coffee style: we will, as a rōpu (group), add to a virtual whiteboard (http://bit.ly/nethui20-inclusion) and vote on the topics we want to talk about collectively.

Facilitators
avatar for Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Education Team Leader, Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
Vivian Chandra is a facilitator for Allyskills NZ taking JEDI workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) across Aotearoa, but also has a day job at the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust teaching digital technology skills to kaiako (teachers) across the country. Vivian has a First Class Honours in Sociology looking at the language behind rape culture and everyday sexism. In her spare time (hah!) she teaches empowerment self-defence... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Conti

Lisa Conti

Intermediate Developer, Flick Electric
Lisa Conti is a web developer at Flick Electric where she also serves as a mental health first aider and diversity & inclusion committee member. Lisa has led micro workshops on facilitating inclusive meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half-marathons and has recently... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 5: JEDI

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori
Facilitators
RP

Rāhera Peri

MEA NZ
Tēnā koeKo Putauaki te māungaKo Rangiteiki te awaKo Mataatua te waka Ko Ngāti Awa tōku iwiKo Ngāi Tamawera tōku hapūKo Uiraroa tōku marae Nō Tāmaki Makaura ahauKo Kathryn Peri rāua ko Roger Eparaima Peri ōku mātua Ko Rāhera tōku ingoaI'm a web designer and developer... Read More →
HT

Hana Tapiata

Te Ara Waihiko Project Manager, Ariki Creative


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 7: Digital Equity (Tuesday Only)
The Internet is an increasingly crucial tool for being a part of society. COVID-19 showed us how valuable the Internet could be, and revealed the human impact being digitally excluded in 2020.
Across New Zealand there are a lot of people working to make sure no one gets left behind. But there is a lot more work to be done, as so many New Zealanders are for a variety of reasons not able to access all the benefits of digital connectivity.
Come to this room to talk about how to make sure all New Zealanders have the opportunity to make the most of the Internet, and contribute your ideas to achieve digital equity in New Zealand.

Session 1
We'll start by talking about digital inclusion, what we know, what we don't know.

Session 2 
What are the opportunities for a community-led movement for digital inclusion? What’s already happening, and what do we need?

Facilitators
avatar for Jodi Anderson

Jodi Anderson

Principal Policy Advisor, InternetNZ
RM

Rohan MacMahon

Wollemi Consulting Limited
I am an Auckland-based management consultant with a lot of interest in all things tech. Most of my work is in strategic planning, digital technology and sustainability/ climate change. During NetHui 2020 I am facilitating 2 sessions on digital equity/ digital inclusion along with... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 7

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 8: Silver Linings
The Internet is not all doom and gloom. It’s also a vehicle for people to learn, connect, discover, and, of course, share pictures of cute animals.

In 2020, when many of us have seen more and more of our lives take place online, let’s spend some time thinking about how we can amplify the good. From wholesome gardening forums to aquarium penguins on adventures to reconnecting with distant cultures and families, come here to talk about things that spark joy.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 8: Silver Linings

13:35 NZDT

Breakout 9: Barcamp
This is a space for random, serendipitous conversation, or discussion ideas that pop up over the course of NetHui. Think of it as the hallway track - like meeting someone at the tea cart or the fountain outside.

If you want to talk about something that’s not on the agenda, or just catch up with a couple of friends face to (virtual) face, head here. The moderator can create extra breakout rooms for small groups and new discussion topics.

There is a collaborative notes document for you to use if you'd like, but this room does not have a notetaker or facilitator.

Get in touch with NetHui organisers in Slack if you want to get a barcamp on the programme in advance.

Facilitators

Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 9: Barcamp

14:25 NZDT

An Accessible Internet For All
The internet is an amazing tool for connecting communities of people all around the world, helping us enjoy entertainment, participate in government, even access health and education. But the internet isn't always fair and equally accessible to everyone - please spend 5 minutes with me to talk about the importance of making sure we make the internet accessible to everyone. Because if we don't design to remove barriers - we're almost always including them by default. 

Speakers
avatar for Humphrey Hanley

Humphrey Hanley

Creative Director, No Hands No Excuses
Humphrey Hanley is a Content Creator, Accessibility Specialist, Videographer, Photographer, andcoffee lover from Wellington, New Zealand. While broadcasting on Twitch, he focuses on motivatingand inspiring people to make sure there’s one thing in every day that makes it worth being... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:25 - 14:30 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

14:30 NZDT

Queering Games
Can you imagine rugby or football without winners and losers? What about videogames? This talk begins with a lightning overview of LGBTQIA+ ("queer") representation in games, queer games creators, and the sometimes literally life and death issues at stake in queer games and queer gaming. It then considers how queer games redefine winning and losing, not through pacifism but by calling into question whether games (and other players) exist to be "beaten."

Speakers
avatar for Tof Eklund

Tof Eklund

Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
Tof Eklund (they/them pronuns) is a Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, creating and studying digital storywork and queer game culture.


Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:30 - 14:35 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

14:35 NZDT

Panel: The Revolution Will Be Livestreamed
The ongoing struggle for social and racial justice in the public square has unfolded alongside a takeover of the virtual one. Amid cell-phone footage of protests and toppling statues, the internet has been further inundated with what we might call online social activism.

The digital space has given voice to the outrage, grief, trauma, anger, and resiliency within the black and brown community of Aotearoa New Zealand. It has unified a diverse group of people, activated our common allies, and demanded action, but not without a price. And while there is no question that social media is a powerful activism tool, we must recognise its difficult complexities in order to make positive progress.

We speak with young leaders behind the historic 14 June Black Lives Matter Wellington rally, attended by 20,000 people, to learn more about their experiences with online social activism.
  • Has the internet become better at mediating change?
  • What is the toll on young people and how can we better support them?
Join our online panel in a candid conversation about the double-edged sword of online activism, and the internet stories we aren’t hearing.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Inskeep

Nicole Inskeep

Nicole Inskeep is a New Zealand based African American racial justice advocate.  Before moving to New Zealand, Nicole volunteered as a youth mentor for several years within South Australian Indigenous Aboriginal communities. During her teenage years in the US, Nicole was involved... Read More →
avatar for Yanah Partsch

Yanah Partsch

Union Educator, E tū
Yanah Partsch From Porirua, WellingtonMy Father is a Pākeha brought up in Tawa Wellington. My Mother is Samoan from Nono’a, SaleimoaI work as a Central Region Educator for E tū union educating union delegates and members on their rights in the workplace and how to build workers... Read More →
avatar for Vera Seyra

Vera Seyra

Activist
Vera Seyra was part of the young organisers behind the Black Lives Matter March in early 2020. She is a currently finishing her Bachelor in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology at the Victoria University of Wellington. Her goal is to continue her academic career into research, analysing... Read More →
avatar for Beth Teklezgi

Beth Teklezgi

Beth Teklezgi is one of the organizers of the BLM march. She is a student at the Victoria University of Wellington, studying Bachelor of Health. She is also the co-founder of a Voice of Aroha, which is a radio show that aims to represent diverse voices and issues surrounding minorities... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Guled Mire

Guled Mire

Third Culture Minds
Guled Mire is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. He is also a writer, speaker and community advocate. Guled was a finalist for the 2019 Wellingtonian of the Year Award and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most prominent young voices... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:35 - 15:25 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:25 NZDT

Believe in the Power of Youth
Speakers

Tuesday October 13, 2020 15:25 - 15:30 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:30 NZDT

TenForward Tech Lounge: Where Kids & Grandparents Get Gaming & Internet Skills for Life
TenForward Technology Lounge is the dream after school and holiday destination for today's digital native kids. We support positive social development and eliminating toxic online environments. And, we support seniors with digital literacy sessions!

I'm also looking for entrepreneurs to set up TenForward's around NZ so we can help young people and seniors everywhere learn internet skills for life.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Hope

Belinda Hope

Managing Director, TenForward Tech Lounge
I own TenForward Tech Lounge which is a gaming themed after school care and holiday programme, and also a senior digital literacy centre. We inspire kids and seniors to enhance their lives with online skills that appeal to them!I'm also looking for entrepreneurs around NZ to set up... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 15:30 - 15:35 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:35 NZDT

Closing
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 15:35 - 15:45 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

16:00 NZDT

Get Smart Fast on the Emerging Singularity Technologies
Option (a): Just attend or watch the Zoom session...
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Topic: Get smart fast on the singularity technologies
Time: Oct 13, 2020 04:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84144906696?pwd=R0JQT2dienJ2anRCMDIyY2c4b0JQdz09

Meeting ID: 841 4490 6696
Passcode: 383211

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb3BXJbEBc
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Option (b): For the brave who want to attend it in VR (optionally also simultaneously in Zoom as well)
A day or so beforehand...
  • Create a (free) account at www.altvr.com and do the ten minute tutorial so you can navigate easily.
  • In the menu at bottom, click 'Worlds', scroll to find the 'Singularity Technologies' world where it will be held. 
  • In the 'Info' tab for that world, 'Favorite' it (to save having to scroll next time, just look in your favourites.)
  • Maybe in the menu click 'Discover' and 'Featured Hub Spaces, and visit the 'Campfire' 'popular' world (to practice meeting people, moving round, etc.)
  • To be included in the 'allowed' list for the event, send your email address to  Bruce Thomson at palmytomo@gmail.com (enquiries welcome there too.)

Facilitators
avatar for Bruce Thomson

Bruce Thomson

Director, Abretech New Zealand Limited
MY BACKGROUND- Decades in telecom, IT instructing, some AI creation, tech writing, crypto.- Co-presenter, Richard Levi has electrical engineering, and tech writing.- Since 2015 I've led a private group, Singularity Technologies, in Palmerston North, New Zealand.- You can see a list... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 16:00 - 18:00 NZDT
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

10:30 NZDT

Tech & Digital Habits - Redesign your relationship with tech
Do you sometimes find yourself struggling to put your phone down?
Have you lost hours of your life endlessly scrolling through social media?
Have you ever stopped to think if your use of tech aligns with your life goals?
Have your tech habits been impacted during the COVID 19 lockdown? 

The internet and tech are amazing. They have so many wonderful things to offer and have changed the way we communicate, work and live! However most of us recognise tech can have an impact on our physical and mental wellbeing and that it can affect our productivity and creativity. But what can you do about it?

In this unique online workshop we’ll uncover the science behind digital distractions and attachment. Explore what you can do to make sure your digital habits align with your personal and professional goals. Discover practical and compelling methods to establish a more balanced, productive and healthy relationship with technology. We'll share some cool and effective hacks to use tech for a more productive and effective outcome.

Facilitators
avatar for Marc Jacquemin

Marc Jacquemin

CEO - Lead Trainer, Bloom my Mind
I have over 10 years experience in training and facilitation; my training career started delivering training in Europe’s busiest Apple Store.I then moved to become a freelance trainer focusing on soft skills and behavioural training were I established myself as a successful international... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 NZDT

12:00 NZDT

Lunch Break
Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 NZDT

12:00 NZDT

Shouting Zeros & Ones Book Club
Shouting Zeros and Ones is a new book published by BWB about Digital Technology, Ethics, and Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. The book is a call to action: to reduce online harm, to protect the integrity of our digital lives and to uphold democratic participation and inclusion. A diverse group of contributors reveal the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals, exploring policy change and personal action to keep the internet a force for good.

On Tuesday, some of the authors from the book will share for a few minutes about each of their chapters, giving a quick summary of the main issues, why you should care, and what change they would like to see. On Wednesday we'll hold a Q+A session with a number of the authors, so bring your lunch and questions for discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman

Founder, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono
Anjum Rahman (MNZM, FCA) is the founder and Project Lead for the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, working to develop and implement a national Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion. She is currently one of the co-chairs of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network, and a member... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Errington

Kathy Errington

Executive Director, Helen Clark Foundation

Facilitators
BB

Briony Blackmore

University of Otago
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 NZDT
Hallway (Zoom)

12:30 NZDT

Day 2 Opening
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:30 - 12:35 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

12:35 NZDT

Panel: Why Copyright Policy Matters in 2020
When fretting about the state of the internet in 2020, you’re probably not too preoccupied with copyright. We get it: misinformation, data protection, and platform dominance are all centre stage right now — and besides, “Skynet” wound up being a bit of a dud. But our panelists are stubbornly convinced that copyright policy should be near the top of your list of internet issues to care about heading into the new decade, and are keen to share why. 

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Pappalardo

Kylie Pappalardo

Senior Lecturer, Law School, Queensland University of Technology
Kylie Pappalardo researches in intellectual property and innovation law, focusing primarily on the intersection between copyright and creativity and the rights of copyright users. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisb... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Leachman

Victoria Leachman

Head of Collection Access, Te Papa
My day job is managing the Collection Access team at Te Papa. This consists of the Rights Team, the Collection Imaging team, Te Papa Press team, the Loans and Acquisitions team, the team responsible for Te Papa's collections database, and the Knowledge and Information team (library... Read More →
avatar for Thomasin Sleigh

Thomasin Sleigh

Digital NZ Community Manager, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Thomasin Sleigh is Community Manager at DigitalNZ. She promotes and seeks out new audiences for the digitalnz.org website and data service, through public presentations, social media, and a range of other outreach activities. She is also responsible for testing digitalnz.org with... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

Consulting Copyright Policy Lead, Tohatoha

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Campion

Jennifer Campion

Lecturer, Te Piringa- Faculty of Law, University of Waikato
Jennifer has a research interest in intellectual property law, particularly copyright.  She is a member of Universities New Zealand’s Copyright Experts Working Group and a board member of Tohatoha


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:35 - 13:20 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:20 NZDT

13:25 NZDT

Loneliness & The Digital Divide
In June 2020 The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP released Alone Together: The risks of loneliness in Aotearoa New Zealand following Covid-19 and how public policy can help. The report outlined the health and wellbeing risks posed by loneliness, described those most likely to be negatively impacted, sketched the impact of the Level 4 lockdown, and recommended six key policy planks to enable social connection to thrive:
  1. Make sure people have enough money
  2. Close the digital divide
  3. Help communities do their magic
  4. Create friendly streets and neighbourhoods
  5. Prioritise those already lonely
  6. Invest in frontline mental health.
This short video talk will focus on point 2 - the relationship between loneliness and digital inclusion. It will argue that a suitable device with an affordable internet connection should be considered a baseline for social inclusion, and outline key policy recommendations to enable this.

Read the report here, or here (accessible version).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Walker

Holly Walker

Deputy Director and WSP Fellow, The Helen Clark Foundation
Holly is the Deputy Director and WSP Fellow at the Helen Clark Foundation, an independent public policy think tank founded in 2019. She spent the Level 4 lockdown researching the risks of loneliness in Aotearoa during Covid-19 and how good public policy can create the conditions for... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:25 - 13:30 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 1: Learning Corner
NetHui is all about sparking conversation and discovering new perspectives. Everyone has something to learn and to teach, and our goal is to have everyone walk away from NetHui saying, ‘huh, I never thought of it that way before.’

This is a friendly space focused on learning, with helpful people who can offer explanations and ways to find out more. Whether you’re a newbie or a keen teacher, come here to get background on our panel conversations, to ask questions about the things you are interested in, and to hear from people who will be really nice about sharing their knowledge.

Facilitators
avatar for Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

Community Manager, InternetNZ
Vanisa leads the community facing functions - our philanthropic strategy for partnerships, grants and in-kind support. She is responsible for sponsorship requests and supporting stakeholder relationships. Outside of work she gives a huge amount of time to her favourite causes - gender... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 1: Learning Corner

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 2: Social Licence
Tools like automated facial recognition, digital contact tracing in a pandemic, and data-sharing across agencies can be really useful but also really creepy. How do we feel about our government using these new technologies? And are we having the conversations we need to figure that out?

You may have heard the term ‘social licence.’ This is the idea that successful policy and technology choices depend on a level of trust and buy-in from affected communities, which means taking steps to establish and build that trust.

But what does this look like in practice? How should the government earn your trust, and what do they need to do to keep it? Are things like the Algorithm Charter from StatsNZ the right approach?

Come to this room to talk about what New Zealanders want to see from the government around privacy, trust, the use of data, and more.

Session 1 Tue
We'll start with trying to define social licence, and what it means to you. Who uses it, why, and for what means? Are we all talking about the same thing, or are there better terms we could use?

Session 2 Tue
What are the mechanisms and approaches for influencing social licence? Where have you seen it be effective? What lessons can we learn from social licence in the non-tech realm that could be applied in tech?

Session 3 Wed
Let's put social licence to the test in the context of COVID-19 digital contact tracing apps: why would you use it or not? What information might change your mind?


Session 4
What principles might we recommend that governments have in mind when building social licence? How do governments decide if they should continue or stop doing things?

Facilitators
avatar for Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 2: Social Licence

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 3: Misinformation
This year there’s not just a pandemic, but an infodemic. COVID-19 has brought issues with mis- and dis-information online into sharp relief. Understanding how bad information travels online is difficult, and coming up with meaningful responses can feel even harder.

Come to this room to talk about misinformation and what communities need to help them respond and build trust in each other to share good, useful, and accurate information online.

Session 1: Mis/dis/mal: what is misinformation?
What is misinformation? What do the terms disinformation, and even malinformation mean? This first breakout session will explore the terms you hear about misinformation, including the motivations and information sharing practices being seen online. Some challenging discussion on topics, related to misinformation, may be included in this breakout stream, so we'll be agreeing our stream approach to manage that in this session too.

Session 2: Misinformation Past
When did this online misinformation problem start? How do offline misinformation issues get handled and can we apply those approaches to misinformation online? What can we learn from misinformation online on issues in the past: online information around climate change and vaccinations can be explored as two issues where information is important and misinformation can be seen.

Session 3: Misinformation Present
What does online misinformation look like now? How is misinformation a threat in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we learn from the ongoing misinformation concerns around interference in democracy and social cohesion, as seen in the 2016 elections and in ongoing global election processes. What is this global infodemic surrounding Covid-19?


Session 4: Misinformation Future
What can we do about misinformation? How can we respond, collectively and cooperatively, to misinformation online in Aotearoa New Zealand? Could we build an action plan to address the Covid-19 infodemic and reduce the potential harms of pandemic related misinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Facilitators
avatar for Ellen Strickland

Ellen Strickland

Chief Advisor, International, InternetNZ
Ellen leads the coordination of our international work across the InternetNZ group. She provides strategic advice on international matters and engages in Internet governance processes for InternetNZ. Ellen has two cats, one dog and one daughter, and she plays a mean game of Scrab... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 3: Misinformation

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 4: Platforms & People
It’s easy to forget how diverse the Internet can be when just a few companies dominate the things we do online. When people talk about Internet issues in 2020, they are probably talking about a few popular social media platforms (each filled with screenshots of the others).

This room will explore the role of these big global services in the broader context of the Internet in 2020. Which services are we talking about, and why are they central to discussion of Internet issues in 2020?

There will be space to cover background questions, like why are these services so popular? How are they different from each other? Who do they serve? There will also be room for big-picture questions about the issues, like do these services have special responsibilities? If so, what are they? Are we stuck with the current services forever, or can we see alternatives?

The crowdsourced plan

Session 2: Monetization, data mining, is it true that "if you can't see the pricetag, you are the thing being sold?" And if you take yourself "off the market" what happens to the massive platforms

Session 3: Control on platforms. Hate speech, radicalization, war crimes and body policing -- platforms as law/morality

Session 4: What might a people-centred platform look like?


OTHER IDEAS we might discuss
  • What should/could we expect from platforms?
  • The effects of platform consolidation (FB owns the universe and Google picks up the rest)
  • Are platforms too big?
  • What about regulation?  Should governments regulate tech platforms, and if so how?  What would be the impact? 
  • A lot of these platforms come from one or two places -- is there space for a NuZeelund.co.nz platform?
  • And whatever you want to talk about
  • Many platforms report to shareholders -- are platforms public spaces and slash or corporate profit tools (public sphere anyone?)
  • Rise of misinformation and shared knowledge 
  • What about content moderation? How should this evolve?  How do we balance  free speech with security? 
  • Platforms as a space of information (aggregations, misinfo, echo chamber, fresh perspectives) and a space of connection
  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic and other global stresses change tech giants? And whatever you want to talk about
  • Hey whatever happened to net neutrality?
  • Big fish and big ponds - where are the guppies?
  • Have they got so big they have changed social spaces forever?
  • What are people to platforms? Users, fodder, consumers or what’s being sold?
  • The power of people on platforms, or the power of people for platforms?
  • And whatever you want to talk about


Speakers
avatar for Erika Pearson

Erika Pearson

Assoc. Head of School, CJM Wellington, Massey University Wellington
Kia ora! My name is Erika (she/her/they), I'm the Associate Head of School for Communication, Journalism & Marketing on the Massey Wellington campus. I have been researching the internet and digital society for over twenty years, and lately I have been interested in how technology... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Kim Connolly-Stone

Kim Connolly-Stone

Policy Director, InternetNZ


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 4: Platforms & People

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 5: JEDI
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
~Dr. Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist, activist and academic

Inclusion - what does it mean, what does it mean to you, what does it mean to the company that you work for? Or the people you hang out with? We want to use this breakout space to discuss what we like to call the JEDI skills - using the Force to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. How they are all intertwined, and how there are many types of oppression - gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, age, caregiver status, neurodiversity, disability status, and more - We can discuss how they show up in our day-to-day lives and what it means to be an ally.

Session 1
We’ll start by introducing the concepts of JEDI and how it fits in an Aotearoa context. Defining the journey to allyship.

Session 2
Explore deeper the different types of oppression and how they intersect. We will do an online privilege exercise and discuss the concepts that surface as a result.

Session 3
Why is there a lack of diversity in the tech industry? We’ve all observed the blame on small hiring pools and a lack of properly skilled members from underrepresented groups. This is referred to as “the pipeline problem.” In this session we will dive into the pipeline and its leaks, ways we can take responsibility, and explore actions we can take to be a part of the solution.


Session 4 Wed
Look at the next steps in an allyship journey and some day-to-day actions that all of us can take away. This breakout will be run in a Lean Coffee style: we will, as a rōpu (group), add to a virtual whiteboard (http://bit.ly/nethui20-inclusion) and vote on the topics we want to talk about collectively.

Facilitators
avatar for Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Education Team Leader, Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
Vivian Chandra is a facilitator for Allyskills NZ taking JEDI workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) across Aotearoa, but also has a day job at the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust teaching digital technology skills to kaiako (teachers) across the country. Vivian has a First Class Honours in Sociology looking at the language behind rape culture and everyday sexism. In her spare time (hah!) she teaches empowerment self-defence... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Conti

Lisa Conti

Intermediate Developer, Flick Electric
Lisa Conti is a web developer at Flick Electric where she also serves as a mental health first aider and diversity & inclusion committee member. Lisa has led micro workshops on facilitating inclusive meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half-marathons and has recently... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 5: JEDI

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori
Facilitators
RP

Rāhera Peri

MEA NZ
Tēnā koeKo Putauaki te māungaKo Rangiteiki te awaKo Mataatua te waka Ko Ngāti Awa tōku iwiKo Ngāi Tamawera tōku hapūKo Uiraroa tōku marae Nō Tāmaki Makaura ahauKo Kathryn Peri rāua ko Roger Eparaima Peri ōku mātua Ko Rāhera tōku ingoaI'm a web designer and developer... Read More →
HT

Hana Tapiata

Te Ara Waihiko Project Manager, Ariki Creative


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 7: Encryption (Wed only)
The Five Eyes governments, including New Zealand, have signed on to a joint policy statement on encryption. They say strong encryption is vital for security online — but also that the need to enforce laws means governments must be able to access information sent through encrypted online services. We’ll be talking about this, asking what does it mean? Is it even possible? What would this look like, and what can interested people do about it?

Facilitators
avatar for Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Senior Policy Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia ora! I'm part of the NetHui team and you can talk to me about pretty much anything you have questions about regarding NetHui, or Internet stuff!
avatar for James Ting-Edwards

James Ting-Edwards

Issues Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia Ora Koutou! I'm James, and I'm part of the team at InternetNZ. I'm on the policy team, where we do write and talk about the big Internet issues, to help people understand what's at stake, and help make progress towards an Internet for All and an Internet for Good in New Zealand... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 7

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 8: Silver Linings
The Internet is not all doom and gloom. It’s also a vehicle for people to learn, connect, discover, and, of course, share pictures of cute animals. 
In 2020, when many of us have seen more and more of our lives take place online, let’s spend some time thinking about how we can amplify the good. From wholesome gardening forums to aquarium penguins on adventures to reconnecting with distant cultures and families, come here to talk about things that spark joy. 

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 8: Silver Linings

13:30 NZDT

Breakout 9: Barcamp
This is a space for random, serendipitous conversation, or discussion ideas that pop up over the course of NetHui. Think of it as the hallway track - like meeting someone at the tea cart or the fountain outside.

If you want to talk about something that’s not on the agenda, or just catch up with a couple of friends face to (virtual) face, head here. The moderator can create extra breakout rooms for small groups and new discussion topics.

There is a collaborative notes document for you to use if you'd like, but this room does not have a notetaker or facilitator.

Get in touch with NetHui organisers in Slack if you want to get a barcamp on the programme in advance.

3:25 PM, 14 October - Developers of NetHui. Coders Unite! Come meet your fellow devs and chat about how you can apply what we've discussed at NetHui to your own work.

Facilitators

Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 9: Barcamp

14:15 NZDT

Afternoon tea
Wednesday October 14, 2020 14:15 - 14:35 NZDT

14:15 NZDT

InternetNZ Members Meetup
Grab a brew and come along to the InternetNZ virtual member meetup. If you just want to hang out, meet other members and join a short discussion about what's been happening at NetHui, everyone's welcome! If you're not a member of InternetNZ but are interested in becoming one, come along to learn more from one of our friendly InternetNZ staff members.

Zoom link: https://internetnz.zoom.us/j/96032317241?pwd=TDFGZGFvRytYK3M1aWRuRGdOUkVmdz09

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Sam Marsh

Sam Marsh

Community Advisor, InternetNZ
Sam is a Community Advisor for InternetNZ. He has previous engagement experience in private and public sectors, even working for the Queen out of Buckingham Palace. Although he is no royal, he is the self proclaimed king of anything geeky.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 14:15 - 14:35 NZDT
Coffee Cart (Zoom)

14:15 NZDT

Pets (and Plants) of NetHui
What's a virtual event without a comically-timed dog bark or cat stroll in front of the camera? Bring your furry friends (or not furry, we love all pets!) to say hello. Feel free to bring a houseplant if you don't have a pet, or just come along to meet some cute animals.

Zoom link: https://internetnz.zoom.us/j/94682284219?pwd=bUVoZnVmbGdnaXBCcUJmSitpVmhJUT09

Facilitators
avatar for Jess Ducey

Jess Ducey

Programme Design, Internet NZ
I'm a freelancer who designs the NetHui programme, among other things in the nebulous intersection of events, communications, tech, engagement, and fundraising (want to hire me? Get in touch!). I also work at The Common Unity Project Aotearoa, and sit on the boards of Wellington Rape... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 14:15 - 14:35 NZDT
Hallway (Zoom)

14:35 NZDT

Parents’ awareness of their children’s experiences of online risks and harm
Neil will be sharing insights from the new Netsafe research exploring parents’ awareness of their children’s experiences of online risks and harm.
Contact Neil directly for access to the final report at neilm@netsafe.org.nz

Speakers
avatar for Neil Melhuish

Neil Melhuish

Director of Research and Policy, Neil Melhuish
Neil leads the development of Netsafe’s public policy and research programme. Before joining Netsafe Neil worked in the education sector, first as a practitioner in the UK and NZ and then at Ministry of Education where he led a national programme developing teachers’ digital capabilities... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 14:35 - 14:40 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

14:40 NZDT

Panel: Who Run the World?
This panel will inspire you. It will challenge you to be better. It will bring together the voices of some of Aotearoa’s rising wāhine who are harnessing the power of the Internet in a way that makes us feel like singing a Beyoncé song.

Join us to learn what good the Internet might do out in the wild. Panellists Aleisha Amohia, Molly Ravenswood, and Sophie Handford will discuss youth, social justice, tech, and the sisterhood.

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Handford

Sophie Handford

Founder, SS4C NZ
Kia ora e te whānau. Ko Sophie Handford toku ingoa. I live in the beautiful seaside village of Paekākāriki and am 19 years of age.I founded School Strike 4 Climate NZ last year and am now a Kāpiti Coast District Councillor, holding the climate and youth portfolios.I'm keen to... Read More →
avatar for Molly Ravenswood

Molly Ravenswood

Student
Hey! My name is Molly Ravenswood and  I am a student at Aotea College who is running a fundraiser for Youthline by breaking the world record for the longest Calculus Class! I also ran workshops to bridge the digital divide between men and women in tech called "The Digital Collide... Read More →
avatar for Aleisha Amohia

Aleisha Amohia

Koha Developer, Catalyst IT
Koha Developer.Advocate for diversity and inclusion in all spaces, but especially tech.Wellington Branch Vice President of National Council of Women New Zealand.Past President of Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech.

Moderators
avatar for Eteroa Lafaele

Eteroa Lafaele

Software Enginner, Voluntarily
Of Samoan descent, 23-year-old Eteroa is a trailblazing Software Engineer from Wellington. Her work championing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is why she was named a 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winner.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 14:40 - 15:20 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:20 NZDT

Voluntarily
Speakers
avatar for Eteroa Lafaele

Eteroa Lafaele

Software Enginner, Voluntarily
Of Samoan descent, 23-year-old Eteroa is a trailblazing Software Engineer from Wellington. Her work championing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is why she was named a 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winner.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:20 - 15:21 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:21 NZDT

The Citizen's Handbook
Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:21 - 15:25 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 1: Learning Corner
NetHui is all about sparking conversation and discovering new perspectives. Everyone has something to learn and to teach, and our goal is to have everyone walk away from NetHui saying, ‘huh, I never thought of it that way before.’

This is a friendly space focused on learning, with helpful people who can offer explanations and ways to find out more. Whether you’re a newbie or a keen teacher, come here to get background on our panel conversations, to ask questions about the things you are interested in, and to hear from people who will be really nice about sharing their knowledge.

Facilitators
avatar for Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

Community Manager, InternetNZ
Vanisa leads the community facing functions - our philanthropic strategy for partnerships, grants and in-kind support. She is responsible for sponsorship requests and supporting stakeholder relationships. Outside of work she gives a huge amount of time to her favourite causes - gender... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 1: Learning Corner

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 2: Social Licence
Tools like automated facial recognition, digital contact tracing in a pandemic, and data-sharing across agencies can be really useful but also really creepy. How do we feel about our government using these new technologies? And are we having the conversations we need to figure that out?

You may have heard the term ‘social licence.’ This is the idea that successful policy and technology choices depend on a level of trust and buy-in from affected communities, which means taking steps to establish and build that trust.

But what does this look like in practice? How should the government earn your trust, and what do they need to do to keep it? Are things like the Algorithm Charter from StatsNZ the right approach?

Come to this room to talk about what New Zealanders want to see from the government around privacy, trust, the use of data, and more.

Session 1
We'll start with trying to define social licence, and what it means to you. Who uses it, why, and for what means? Are we all talking about the same thing, or are there better terms we could use?

Session 2
What are the mechanisms and approaches for influencing social licence? Where have you seen it be effective? What lessons can we learn from social licence in the non-tech realm that could be applied in tech?

Session 3
Let's put social licence to the test in the context of COVID-19 digital contact tracing apps: why would you use it or not? What information might change your mind?

Session 4
What principles might we recommend that governments have in mind when building social licence? How do governments decide if they should continue or stop doing things?

Facilitators
avatar for Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 2: Social Licence

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 3: Misinformation
This year there’s not just a pandemic, but an infodemic. COVID-19 has brought issues with mis- and dis-information online into sharp relief. Understanding how bad information travels online is difficult, and coming up with meaningful responses can feel even harder.

Come to this room to talk about misinformation and what communities need to help them respond and build trust in each other to share good, useful, and accurate information online.

Session 1: Mis/dis/mal: what is misinformation?
What is misinformation? What do the terms disinformation, and even malinformation mean? This first breakout session will explore the terms you hear about misinformation, including the motivations and information sharing practices being seen online. Some challenging discussion on topics, related to misinformation, may be included in this breakout stream, so we'll be agreeing our stream approach to manage that in this session too.

Session 2: Misinformation Past
When did this online misinformation problem start? How do offline misinformation issues get handled and can we apply those approaches to misinformation online? What can we learn from misinformation online on issues in the past: online information around climate change and vaccinations can be explored as two issues where information is important and misinformation can be seen.

Session 3: Misinformation Present
What does online misinformation look like now? How is misinformation a threat in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we learn from the ongoing misinformation concerns around interference in democracy and social cohesion, as seen in the 2016 elections and in ongoing global election processes. What is this global infodemic surrounding Covid-19?

Session 4: Misinformation Future
What can we do about misinformation? How can we respond, collectively and cooperatively, to misinformation online in Aotearoa New Zealand? Could we build an action plan to address the Covid-19 infodemic and reduce the potential harms of pandemic related misinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Facilitators
avatar for Mandy Henk

Mandy Henk

CEO, Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons
I run Tohatoha, incorporated society with a vision for building a just and equitable digital world – for Aotearoa and the planet.
avatar for Ellen Strickland

Ellen Strickland

Chief Advisor, International, InternetNZ
Ellen leads the coordination of our international work across the InternetNZ group. She provides strategic advice on international matters and engages in Internet governance processes for InternetNZ. Ellen has two cats, one dog and one daughter, and she plays a mean game of Scrab... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 3: Misinformation

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 4: Platforms & People
It’s easy to forget how diverse the Internet can be when just a few companies dominate the things we do online. When people talk about Internet issues in 2020, they are probably talking about a few popular social media platforms (each filled with screenshots of the others).

This room will explore the role of these big global services in the broader context of the Internet in 2020. Which services are we talking about, and why are they central to discussion of Internet issues in 2020?

There will be space to cover background questions, like why are these services so popular? How are they different from each other? Who do they serve? There will also be room for big-picture questions about the issues, like do these services have special responsibilities? If so, what are they? Are we stuck with the current services forever, or can we see alternatives?

The crowdsourced plan

Session 2: Monetization, data mining, is it true that "if you can't see the pricetag, you are the thing being sold?" And if you take yourself "off the market" what happens to the massive platforms

Session 3: Control on platforms. Hate speech, radicalization, war crimes and body policing -- platforms as law/morality

Session 4: What might a people-centred platform look like?


OTHER IDEAS we might discuss
  • What should/could we expect from platforms?
  • The effects of platform consolidation (FB owns the universe and Google picks up the rest)
  • Are platforms too big?
  • What about regulation?  Should governments regulate tech platforms, and if so how?  What would be the impact? 
  • A lot of these platforms come from one or two places -- is there space for a NuZeelund.co.nz platform?
  • And whatever you want to talk about
  • Many platforms report to shareholders -- are platforms public spaces and slash or corporate profit tools (public sphere anyone?)
  • Rise of misinformation and shared knowledge 
  • What about content moderation? How should this evolve?  How do we balance  free speech with security? 
  • Platforms as a space of information (aggregations, misinfo, echo chamber, fresh perspectives) and a space of connection
  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic and other global stresses change tech giants? And whatever you want to talk about
  • Hey whatever happened to net neutrality?
  • Big fish and big ponds - where are the guppies?
  • Have they got so big they have changed social spaces forever?
  • What are people to platforms? Users, fodder, consumers or what’s being sold?
  • The power of people on platforms, or the power of people for platforms?
  • And whatever you want to talk about


Speakers
avatar for Erika Pearson

Erika Pearson

Assoc. Head of School, CJM Wellington, Massey University Wellington
Kia ora! My name is Erika (she/her/they), I'm the Associate Head of School for Communication, Journalism & Marketing on the Massey Wellington campus. I have been researching the internet and digital society for over twenty years, and lately I have been interested in how technology... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Kim Connolly-Stone

Kim Connolly-Stone

Policy Director, InternetNZ


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 4: Platforms & People

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 5: JEDI
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
~Dr. Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist, activist and academic

Inclusion - what does it mean, what does it mean to you, what does it mean to the company that you work for? Or the people you hang out with? We want to use this breakout space to discuss what we like to call the JEDI skills - using the Force to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. How they are all intertwined, and how there are many types of oppression - gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, age, caregiver status, neurodiversity, disability status, and more - We can discuss how they show up in our day-to-day lives and what it means to be an ally.

Session 1
We’ll start by introducing the concepts of JEDI and how it fits in an Aotearoa context. Defining the journey to allyship.

Session 2
Explore deeper the different types of oppression and how they intersect. We will do an online privilege exercise and discuss the concepts that surface as a result.

Session 3
Why is there a lack of diversity in the tech industry? We’ve all observed the blame on small hiring pools and a lack of properly skilled members from underrepresented groups. This is referred to as “the pipeline problem.” In this session we will dive into the pipeline and its leaks, ways we can take responsibility, and explore actions we can take to be a part of the solution.

Session 4 Wed
Look at the next steps in an allyship journey and some day-to-day actions that all of us can take away. This breakout will be run in a Lean Coffee style: we will, as a rōpu (group), add to a virtual whiteboard (
http://bit.ly/nethui20-inclusion) and vote on the topics we want to talk about collectively.

Facilitators
avatar for Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Education Team Leader, Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
Vivian Chandra is a facilitator for Allyskills NZ taking JEDI workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) across Aotearoa, but also has a day job at the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust teaching digital technology skills to kaiako (teachers) across the country. Vivian has a First Class Honours in Sociology looking at the language behind rape culture and everyday sexism. In her spare time (hah!) she teaches empowerment self-defence... Read More →
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Lisa Conti

Intermediate Developer, Flick Electric
Lisa Conti is a web developer at Flick Electric where she also serves as a mental health first aider and diversity & inclusion committee member. Lisa has led micro workshops on facilitating inclusive meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half-marathons and has recently... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 5: JEDI

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori
Facilitators
RP

Rāhera Peri

MEA NZ
Tēnā koeKo Putauaki te māungaKo Rangiteiki te awaKo Mataatua te waka Ko Ngāti Awa tōku iwiKo Ngāi Tamawera tōku hapūKo Uiraroa tōku marae Nō Tāmaki Makaura ahauKo Kathryn Peri rāua ko Roger Eparaima Peri ōku mātua Ko Rāhera tōku ingoaI'm a web designer and developer... Read More →
HT

Hana Tapiata

Te Ara Waihiko Project Manager, Ariki Creative


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 6: Te Ao Māori

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 7: Encryption (Wed only)
The Five Eyes governments, including New Zealand, have signed on to a joint policy statement on encryption. They say strong encryption is vital for security online — but also that the need to enforce laws means governments must be able to access information sent through encrypted online services. We’ll be talking about this, asking what does it mean? Is it even possible? What would this look like, and what can interested people do about it?

Facilitators
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Nicola Brown

Senior Policy Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia ora! I'm part of the NetHui team and you can talk to me about pretty much anything you have questions about regarding NetHui, or Internet stuff!
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James Ting-Edwards

Issues Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia Ora Koutou! I'm James, and I'm part of the team at InternetNZ. I'm on the policy team, where we do write and talk about the big Internet issues, to help people understand what's at stake, and help make progress towards an Internet for All and an Internet for Good in New Zealand... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 7

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 8: Silver Linings
The Internet is not all doom and gloom. It’s also a vehicle for people to learn, connect, discover, and, of course, share pictures of cute animals. 
In 2020, when many of us have seen more and more of our lives take place online, let’s spend some time thinking about how we can amplify the good. From wholesome gardening forums to aquarium penguins on adventures to reconnecting with distant cultures and families, come here to talk about things that spark joy. 

Moderators
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Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 8: Silver Linings

15:25 NZDT

Breakout 9: Barcamp
This is a space for random, serendipitous conversation, or discussion ideas that pop up over the course of NetHui. Think of it as the hallway track - like meeting someone at the tea cart or the fountain outside.

If you want to talk about something that’s not on the agenda, or just catch up with a couple of friends face to (virtual) face, head here. The moderator can create extra breakout rooms for small groups and new discussion topics.

There is a collaborative notes document for you to use if you'd like, but this room does not have a notetaker or facilitator.

Get in touch with NetHui organisers in Slack if you want to get a barcamp on the programme in advance.

3:25 PM, 14 October - Developers of NetHui. Coders Unite! Come meet your fellow devs and chat about how you can apply what we've discussed at NetHui to your own work.

Facilitators

Wednesday October 14, 2020 15:25 - 16:10 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 9: Barcamp

16:15 NZDT

What is Government doing about digital inclusion?
What is Government doing about digital inclusion? Paul James, Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) and the Digital Inclusion Programme team explain in this five-minute Nethui 2020 lightning talk.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 16:15 - 16:20 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

16:20 NZDT

Panel: Digital Activism
This panel will focus on why we need to protect the best of the internet (e.g. oppressed and marginalised people building a platform/organising communities for change) while we regulate against the worst of the internet (online hate, disinformation), and how we can best do that. 

Four veteran campaigners from different fields will share their insights. Moderated by Kathy Errington, Executive Director of the Helen Clark Foundation.

Speakers
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Emilie Rākete

People Against Prisons Aotearoa, Co-founder
Emilie Rākete (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is a prisoner advocate from Tāmaki Makaurau and a grad student at the University of Auckland studying the political economy of prisons in Aotearoa. She is one of the founders of People Against Prisons Aotearoa.
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Jonathan Mosen

CEO, Workbridge
Jonathan Mosen MNZM is CEO of Workbridge, the largest New Zealand-owned agency dedicated to the employment of disabled people. He has been totally blind from birth and is also hearing impaired.He has been a thought leader, broadcaster, podcaster, advocate, change agent, government... Read More →
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Laura O'Connell Rapira

Director, ActionStation
Laura O'Connell Rapira (Te Ātiawa, Ngāruahine, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is the Director of ActionStation. She serves on the boards of JustSpeak and The Workshop and is passionate about digital and community organising, effective collaboration, values-based storytelling... Read More →
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Tamatha Paul

Pukehīnau Ward Councillor, Wellington City Council
Tamatha was first elected to Council in 2019, and is one of three Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward councillors for the 2019–22 triennium.Tamatha brings a strong youth voice to the Council table, having previously been the first wahine Māori President of the Victoria University of Wellington... Read More →

Moderators
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Kathy Errington

Executive Director, Helen Clark Foundation


Wednesday October 14, 2020 16:20 - 17:10 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

17:10 NZDT

The Way Forward
Moderators
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Andrew Cushen

Outreach & Engagement Director, InternetNZ
Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams at InternetNZ. He has 15 years experience working managing relationships, messages and issues across the internet, telco and tech sectors. What he loves about this job is getting... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 17:10 - 17:20 NZDT
Plenary Livestream

17:30 NZDT

Happy Hour
Grab a drink or a snack and join us to toast the end of our first-ever virtual NetHui. We'll be able to create some breakout rooms in case you want to have reunions, sector-specific meetups, or similar. 

Wednesday October 14, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 NZDT
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