Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into Australia, and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

The Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society is brought together by a shared interest in the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus: Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challenges
  • Theme 1: Histories of Technology
  • Theme 2: Knowledge Makers
  • Theme 3: Social Realities

Plenary Speakers

The Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Gregor Kennedy

Gregor Kennedy

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Melbourne and, Professor of Higher Education, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE)

Linda Corrin

Linda Corrin

Associate Professor and Director, Learning Analytics, Learning Transformation Unit, Swinburne University of Technology

Susanna Paasonen

Susanna Paasonen

Professor of Media Studies at University of Turku, Finland

Deborah Breen

Deborah Breen

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Boston University (BU), Massachusetts, USA

2021 Conference Partner

Local Organizing Committee

Dr Kathryn Coleman, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts and Design Education, Co-Director UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Professor Sophia Arkoudis, Professor of Higher Education, Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne CSHE, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Dr Bella Blaher, Faculty Research Manager, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melina Mallos, PhD Candidate, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Meredith Hinze, Manager, eLearning/eTeaching, eTeaching Unit, Academic Support Office, Faculty of Arts

Dr Charles Sevigny, Senior Lecturer, Director of Digital Learning, School of Biomedical Sciences, Academic Programs and Major Coordinator, Department of Physiology. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Dr Clare McNally, Lecturer, Oral Health, Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Dr Karen J. Donald, Senior Lecturer, Doctor of Physiotherapy Course Coordinator, Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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