[One_Mind] Fwd: [RRE]Digital Knowledge III (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:18:56 -0500
From: Kevin Riley <riley@interlog.com>
Subject: Digital Knowledge III - Conference Announcement

            
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                  IMPORTANT CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
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+                 | *** DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE III *** |                 +
+                 =================================                 +
+                                                                   +
+    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: TRACKING THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET    +
+                                                                   +
+              Are Things Better or Just Different?                 +
+                                                                   +
+                                                                   +
+          AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND INVESTIGATION            +
+                           Presented by                            +
+          Canada's Coalition for Public Information (CPI)          +
+                       in association with                         +
+    Ryerson Polytechnic University, Rogers Communications Centre   +
+                                                                   +
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                Location: Rogers Communications Centre
                          80 Gould Street
                     Toronto, Ontario, Canada

            Dates: Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, 1999


Now is your chance to be a part of Digital Knowledge III, a major 
international conference looking at the impact of information 
technology and Internet usage on four key areas of our lives 
- Education, Health, Society and the Workplace.

Third in a unique annual series of investigations engaging Internet 
users, association executives, communications executives, legislators 
and policy makers, Digital Knowledge III will tackle one of the major 
questions surrounding information technology and the impact of the 
Internet - "Are Things Better or Just Different?"


WHAT THIS CONFERENCE IS ABOUT

CONFERENCE THEMES

*  Education
        -- Distance education - more possibilities or more of 
           the same?
        -- Enhancing learning capabilities at home and in the
           classroom
        -- Does improved access to information equal better
           education?
        -- Distance education in Canada's Arctic

*  Health
        -- Telemedicine - the possibilities and the limitations
        -- Can electronic health records and privacy co-exist?
        -- Establishing reliable core data sets for research
           and surveillance
        -- Patient self-education / consumer health info
        -- Links between the community, individuals and
           institutions
        -- Adaptive technologies

*  Society
        -- Democracy, activism, electronic governance
        -- The media beyond the millennium
        -- 'Connected' but isolated
        -- Information overload, information anxiety
        -- Freedom of speech versus censorship
        -- Building smart communities

*  Workplace
        -- Acquiring the skills to use the new technologies
        -- The flexible workplace and tele-commuting
        -- IT health and safety
        -- Women and the knowledge-based economy

This conference will stimulate lively, incisive, and even controversial, 
dialogue in these four areas. Speakers will describe innovative 
developments, encourage vigorous discussion, provoke questions and 
provide concrete strategies and recommendations. 


DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE III - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: 
TRACKING THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET

THIS CONFERENCE IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR:

 *       Association Executives and Volunteers
 *       Community Leaders
 *       Communications Professionals
 *       Community Access Program Coordinators
 *       Community Health Service Providers
 *       Education Administrators
 *       Educators
 *       Elected Municipal Officials
 *       Federal and Provincial Policy Makers
 *       Health Information Providers
 *       Health Professionals
 *       Information Access and Retrieval Specialists
 *       Information Technology Researchers
 *       Labour Leaders
 *       Librarians
 *       Local Internet Service Providers
 *       Municipal Association Executives and Volunteers
 *       Public Interest Groups
 *       Researchers
 *       Social Sector Workers
 *       Systems Developers

REGISTER NOW - SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE!

To register or receive the latest information on this 
timely and exciting event, contact The Ellis Riley 
Group, conference coordinators, at the numbers 
below.


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DK III PROGRAM
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DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE III
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: TRACKING THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET
Are Things Better or Just Different?

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND INVESTIGATION

Presented by
Canada's Coalition for Public Information (CPI)

in association with
Ryerson Polytechnic University; and,
Rogers Communications Centre


Location: Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, 1999


Sponsors:
* Health Canada
* Human Resources Development Canada
* Industry Canada
* Rogers Communications Centre
* Ryerson Polytechnic University


Supporting Organizations:
* CANARIE Canadian Network for the Advancement of
  Research, Industry and Education
* CHRA Canadian Health Record Association
* CLA Canadian Library Association
* Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (TBD)
* COACH Canada's Health Informatics Association
* Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
* SMART Toronto


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DAY 1  -  Thursday May 13, 1999
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9:00 am - 9:15 am  -  Conference Opening

Welcome & Introduction:

Liz Hoffman,
Chair, Canada's Coalition for Public Information (CPI)


Opening Remarks:

Dr. Claude Lajeunesse,
President, Ryerson Polytechnic University


9:15 am - 9:50 am  -  Plenary Session

The Honourable John Manley,
Minister of Industry (invited)


10:00 am - 11:00 am  -  Concurrent Sessions

1A  -  Theme: SOCIETY

John J. Pungente, SJ,
Jesuit Communication Project and Summit 2000
"Children, Youth and the Media Beyond the Millennium"


1B  -  Theme: EDUCATION

William Belsey,
Teacher-Facilitator, Galileo Professional Development
Centre; Coordinator, LEARN Canada;
President, The NET-worker.com
"The Creation of Igalaaq, the Canadian Arctic's first
Community Access Centre"


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11:00 am - 11:15 am  -  Coffee Break
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm  -  Concurrent Sessions

2A  -  Theme: HEALTH

Carol Kushner,
Health Policy Analyst and Co-Author of two best 
sellers, 'What's Wrong with Canada's Health Care 
System and How to fix it' & 'Strong Medicine: How 
to save Canada's Health Care System'
"From 'Patients' to 'Impatience':
How the Public Uses Health Information Technology"

-and-

Teri Kirk,
Vice President, Corporate Markets
Bell Canada
"Virtual Vitality: The Use of Telecommunications
in Promoting Health Outcomes"


2B  -  Theme: SOCIETY

Brian Beaton,
Keewaytinook Okimakanak
Northern Chiefs Council, Sioux Lookout, Ontario
"The Impact of the Internet in Remote First Nations"

-and-

"Report from the Conference of Champions' The Information
Highway Access Branch's (IHAB) February 1999 Think Tank
on Community Access Sites" Speakers will be CAP Site
Coordinators (TBA)


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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  -  Luncheon
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Luncheon Speaker:

Andrew K. Bjerring,
President & CEO, CANARIE,
Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research,
Industry and Education


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  -  Concurrent Sessions

3A - Theme: SOCIETY

Stan Skrzeszewski,
Past-President, CPI; Principal, ASM Consultants
"Cautionary Notes on the Social 
Impact of the Information Age"

-and-

Thomas B. Riley,
Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow;
Vice-Chair, CPI
"Electronic Governance and Cyberactivism:
The New Political Landscape"

-and-

David Jones, Ph.D.,
Computer Science Professor, McMaster University; 
President, Electronic Frontier Canada
"Cyberdemocracy: Fantasy or Reality?
Access to Information, Freedom of Expression,
and the Right to Privacy"


3B  -  Theme: HEALTH

Igor Jurisica,
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
"Supporting Evidence-Based Medicine
by Cooperative Information Systems"

-and-

Nadia Diakun-Thibault, Ph.D.,
GRH, Ltd.
"VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language)
Applications in Health Care and Care Design"

-and-

Susan Murray,
Director, Consumer Health Information Service,
Toronto Reference Library
"Does Access to Health Information on the Internet
Create Informed Consumers?"


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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  -  Coffee Break
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2:45 pm - 4:00 pm  -  Plenary Session

The Impact of Information Technology 
on Workplace Transitions

Roger Scott-Douglas, 
Director General, Labour Market Directorate, 
Human Resources Development Canada

Summary Keynote Address and Discussions with Audience:

Rick Salutin,
Noted Social Commentator, Author, Playwright,
Columnist for The Globe and Mail



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DAY 2  -  Friday May 14, 1999
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9:00 am - 9:50 am  - Plenary Session  -  Keynote Speaker:

Paul Hoffert,
Executive Director, CulTech Research Centre,
York University


10:00 am - 11:00 am  -  Concurrent Sessions

1A  -  Theme: EDUCATION

Sheryl Danilowitz,
Education Consultant, IT Job Skills

-with-

Karen Borzak,
Head of English, Glenforest Secondary School

-with-

Cheryl Douglas,
Former Assistant Head of English, Glenforest Secondary
School
"The E-TEACHER and Students on the Internet"


1B  -  Theme: HEALTH

Edward M. Brown, MD
Director, Implementation & Planning, The N.O.R.T.H. Network 
(Northern Ontario Remote Telecommunications Health Network)
"Telemedicine: The Possibilities and the Limitations"

-and-

Chuck Letourneau,
President, Starling Access Services;
Secretary, Assistive Devices Industry Association
of Canada (CanADIA); Secretary, Treasury Board of
Canada's Internet Advisory Committee - Access Working
Group; Co-chair of the W3C's Web Accessibility
Initiative-Page Author Guidelines Working Group
"The Accessible Web: Are We There Yet?"


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11:00 am - 11:15 am  -  Coffee Break
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11:15 am - 12:00 pm  -  Concurrent Sessions

2A  -  Theme: WORK

Andrew Toller,
Technical Consultant, DMR Consulting Group Inc.
"Information Technology and its Impact on the Workplace"

-and-

Dimitrina Dimitrova,
Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
"The Flexible Workplace: A Blessing or a Curse"


2B  -  Theme: HEALTH

Bill Barrable,
Chief Executive Officer, British Columbia Transplant
Society, Honourary Board Member, Multiple Organ Retrieval
and Exchange Program of Ontario (MORE)
"BC Transplant Society's Use of Information Technology
to Implement the First Organ Donor Registration System"


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12:00 noon - 1:50 pm  -  Luncheon & AGM
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12:40 pm - 1:10 pm  -  Luncheon Speaker:

Andrew Siman,
Director General, Health IWAY Branch, Health Canada

1:15 pm - 1:50 pm  -  Annual General Meeting,
                      Canada's Coalition for
                      Public Information


Concurrent Sessions  -  2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

3A  -  Theme: SOCIETY

Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.,
ECBC/NSERC/SSHRC Associate Chair in the
Management of Technological Change,
University College of Cape Breton (UCCB)

-with-

Bruce Dienes, Ph.D.,
Centre for Community and Enterprise
Networking (C\CEN), UCCB
"Community Informatics: Where will Community-
Based Use of Technology Go?"


3B  -  Themes: HEALTH and WORK

Andrew Clement, Ph.D.,
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto

-with-

Professor Leslie Shade,
Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
"Accessibility to Canada's Health Info-Structure"

-and-

Professor Leslie Shade
"Women and the Knowledge-Based Economy"


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2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  -  Coffee Break
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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm  -  Closing Plenary Session

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Maureen Cubberley,
President & CEO, CPI; Principal, ASM Consultants
"Change or Enhancement?:
IT and the Well-Being of our World"

3:15 pm - 4:00  pm
Graham Lowe,
Director, Work Network,
Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.
"Smart Machines or Smart Workers? The Human
Resource Implications of the IT Revolution"

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm  -  Closing Remarks
Liz Hoffman, Chair, CPI;
Thomas B. Riley, Vice Chair, CPI and Chair, 
Conference Planning Committee;
Members of the CPI Board of Directors


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4:15 pm - CONFERENCE CLOSE
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Registration Fees for Digital Knowledge III:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - UP TO APRIL 9, 1999:

1. $325. for CPI Members (plus $22.75 GST = $347.75)

2. $395. for Non-CPI Members (plus $27.65 GST = $422.65)

3. $50. student rate - CPI Members
   (plus $3.50 GST = $53.50)

4. $95. student rate - Non-CPI Members 
   (plus $6.65 GST = $101.65)


AFTER APRIL 9, 1999:

1. $395. for CPI Members (plus $27.65 GST = $422.65)

2. $495. for Non-CPI Members (plus $34.65 GST = $529.65)

3. $50. student rate - CPI Members 
   (plus $3.50 GST = $53.50)

4. $95. student rate - Non-CPI Members
   (plus $6.65 GST = $101.65)

Cheque or money order should be made payable to "Canada's
Coalition for Public Information". 

Please call The Ellis Riley Group, Conference Coordinators,
at (416) 593-7352 to arrange payment by Visa. 

Fee includes one luncheon per day, morning and 
afternoon refreshments and a full conference delegate 
kit including list of attendees, speakers' biographies 
and session abstracts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER,  Please contact 
the DK III Conference Coordinators:

The Ellis Riley Group
15A Elm Street, Suite 104
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1H1

T: 416-593-7352; F: 416-593-0249; E: riley@interlog.com


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BECOME A MEMBER OF CPI - Canada's Public Interest Voice In
                         The Information Age

___Individual $60   ___Business/Corporate/Government $500

___Student $30      ___Non-Profit Organization $250

___New Member       ___Renewal

Please make cheque or money order payable to CPI and mail to:

Canada's Coalition for Public Information
15A Elm Street, Suite 104
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1H1

T: 416-260-8336; F: 416-593-0249; E: cpi@web.net


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Hotel Info:

NOVOTEL HOTEL, 45 The Esplanade
(416) 367-8900
$159 per night for single / double room

(10 min. subway or $8 cab ride
to Rogers Communications Centre)


DAYS INN TORONTO DOWNTOWN, 30 Carleton St.
(416) 977-6655
$129 per night for single / double room
Quote number Digit 152

(5 minute walk to Rogers Communications Centre)


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, 240 Jarvis Street
(Formerly The Ibis Hotel)
(416) 979-5301
$75 per night for single / double room

(3 minute walk to Rogers Communications Centre)


PITMAN HALL, 160 Mutual St.
(416) 979-5296
$44.75 per night for single dorm room / shared bathroom

(3 minute walk to Rogers Communications Centre)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, Please contact 
the DK III Conference Coordinators:

=====================================================================

=====================================================
Kevin Riley
The Ellis Riley Group
15A Elm Street, Suite 104
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1H1

T: 416-593-7352
F: 416-593-0249
E: riley@interlog.com


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