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17th CIRN Conference 2019

Whose Agenda: Action, Research, & Politics

Wednesday, 6 Nov - Friday, 8 Nov 2019

Monash University | Prato Centre, Italy

Learn more about the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN).

Submissions are now closed. Learn more about submission timelines.

2019 program, session schedule, and keynote speakers.

Action, Research, & Politics

ABOUT THE THEME: What is our role as researchers and practitioners in fields committed to the well-being of people and their communities? Against a backdrop of international data oligopolies, how is technology challenging our understanding of community dynamics and information sovereignty? Alternatively, how can technology and research engagement be refocussed to empower individuals and communities in addressing social inequalities? The 17th annual CIRN conference, Action, Research, & Politics, aims to address these questions and more.

WHO IS IN ATTENDANCE: This year’s conference welcomes academics, practitioners, and researchers working in Community Informatics, Information & Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Informatics, Participatory Information Governance, Recordkeeping Informatics, Community Archives, Cultural Informatics, and beyond (e.g., Health Informatics) to listen, learn, and discuss research and practice in international and domestic politics, policy, and advocacy.


Early Registration Rate (30 September 2019)

  • Student: $AUD 275
  • Developing country: $AUD 275
  • Professional: $AUD 500

*Regular Rate

  • Student: $AUD 325
  • Developing country: $AUD 325
  • Professional: $AUD 600

*Additional Fees

  • Conference banquet at Il Baghino: $AUD 80
  • Pay for conference banquet here
Monash University Prato Center, Via Pugliesi, 26, 59100 Prato PO, Italia

Traveling to prato, italy

Location: Monash University Prato Center

Travel: Prato can be reach by air, train, or bus from a variety of locations including Florence, Bologna, Rome, or Milan. Detailed travel information here.

Accommodations: Prato offers a range of charming lodging options including hotels, apartment rentals, and Airbnb. We encourage you to book your accommodations early with more information here.

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