Special interest group sessions
ICTC 2018

Special Interest Group Sessions

The conference will include Special Interest Group sessions. These informal sessions provide the opportunity for individuals to come together as a group to discuss a common topic or issue of interest. You won’t leave without getting a bag full of ideas from others or having had the opportunity to bounce your ideas around the room too.

Past SIGs have included topics such as:
  • Community led place making: Shifting the government focus from regulator to facilitator
  • Financing and Delivering Place Making Initiatives - Tools for making the idea a reality

Put forward a topic or project for possible discussion by 30 June 2018. 
Email your suggestions to events@ictcsociety.org.

Wednesday 14 November 3.30pm - 5.00pm

IoT and Sensored Cities SIG
Are you developing IoT projects for your cities or towns? What are the drivers and where do we start?

IoT has the potential to radically change the way people and city employees interact with each other, and with the environment around them. What strategies do we need to ensure we leverage IoT without compromising on safety and security?

Come and share your experiences, concerns and plans to help us all map a way forward with the Internet of Things.

Moderator: Adam Denniss, Manager Economic Development and Projects, City of Mandurah

Reinvigorating Rural and Regional Towns SIG
How do we combat the decline of rural and regional towns? How do we successfully build capacity and ensure economic resilience?

There's real opportunity for local government to drive change for its community through innovation,  networks and even unconventional methods that embrace new and established sectors, including tourism.

Professor John Cole from USQ's Institute for Resilient Regions and Queensland's Rural Economies Centre of Excellence will share examples of innovative rural towns successfully re-energising their futures.  We'll then open it up to delegates to share their stories, challenges and successes. This SIG is all about bringing together those who are looking for new ideas on how to capture opportunities for their rural or regional towns -  so bring your ideas to share in this collaboration.

Moderator: Prof. John Cole OAM, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland