Digital Communication Network Global (DCN) in East Asia and the Pacific | Hybrid Inaugural Event
October 16-18, 2023 | Sydney, Australia
The Digital Communication Network’s inaugural event in Sydney, Australia, will gather thought leaders, influencers, and digital professionals from across East Asia and the Pacific to examine how innovations, disruptions, and challenges to information systems are influencing business, politics, society, and the very fabric of daily lives.
Digital leaders, representing a variety of fields including academia, civil society, new and traditional media, government, social entrepreneurs, think-tanks, and technology will discuss the impact of a rapidly transforming digital landscape on human freedoms and expression.
The DCN is a collaborative network working across borders, sectors, and generations to track digital trends, amplify credible voices, foster digitally responsible citizens, and build resilient communities able to live and thrive in the digital world. DCN’s premise is that, in an age of informational disruptions, only coalitions of like-minded professionals can harness cross-sector innovation to address the multiple challenges facing 21st century information systems. Comparable to previous DCN inaugural events in Africa, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere, this two-day forum will be the first step in the creation of a regional network of digital innovators and consumers. The regional forum will be followed by virtual events and opportunities for collaboration.
The forum’s focus on Information Integrity in the Digital Age provides an opportunity to assemble and develop coalitions from countries across the region committed to accurate information. The launch event will be conducted in English, with future programs offered in English and other languages.
Join Us in the DCN-Verse: Shape the Digital Future
For the very first time in Australia, we're offering an immersive experience not just for those attending in person in Sydney, but also for those joining us virtually. When you sign up, you'll also get exclusive access to our virtual training meant to get you acquainted with the Metaverse. You can, and hopefully will, even create your very own avatar to navigate the event!
A blend of technology and human expertise
Based on what you learn, using your mobile device or laptop, you and your avatar can connect with speakers and fellow participants, join the launch of our Metaverse space, attend a virtual party, and even compete for a chance to join us, in-person, at an international event in 2024. This is your chance to experience the fascinating blend of technology and human expertise in a truly one-of-a-kind way while getting exposure and participating in some of the most consequential debates of our time!
AGENDA | OCTOBER 17, 2023
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The forum is organized by World Learning and Digital Communication Network Global with funding from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.