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September 23, 2013

Taxonomy Development and Knowledge Audit workshops with Patrick Lambe

ACTKM is proud to bring Patrick Lambe to Canberra to present 2 outstanding workshops. Numbers are capped at 20 to ensure optimal benefit to the particiapnts. Building taxonomies and conducting knowledge audits are two of the most important - and difficult - activities that a knowledge management (KM) team may be responsible for. From one of the most experienced KM consulting teams in the world, we bring two workshops to share step by step methodologies and a set of tools for both activities - based on over a decade of practice and solid research.

Taxonomy development workshop 17 - 18 October 2013
Knowledge audit workshop 21 - 22 October 2013
Location: The Brassey, Macquarie Street Barton, ACT 2600


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August 29, 2013

Knowledge Management for the Australian Government

The Ark Group are running a one day CASE STUDY led connected forum with two post-forum workshops
10 – 11 October 2013, Rydges Capital Hill, Canberra
You can register at:

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April 27, 2013

Canberra Leveraging knowledge to make better decisions, actKM event for Information Awareness Month 2013

The world no longer cares about what you know; the world only cares about what you can do with what you know”. Where Knowledge management provides significant value for money is when providing advice or making key decisions. This presentation looks at building organisational capability to make better decisions
• Why people and organisations make poor decisions
• Rapid cognition decision making – pros and cons
• Decision support systems and methods
• What are the attributes of a good decision-maker

Date Tuesday 7 May 2013
Time : 5-6.00pm
National Library of Australia, Ferguson Room

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October 23, 2012

2012 actKM Conference - Live News Feed

September 17, 2012

actkm Awards 2012

In 2012, actKM will once again judge and award prizes to organisations or individuals that have made significant achievements in organisational capability, performance or sustainability through the application of knowledge-based projects or activities.

actKM now calls for submissions for the 12th annual Knowledge Management Awards, to be announced at actKM 2012 dinner on 23 October 2012 in Canberra, Australia.

There is no cost to submit for the actKM Awards

All Australian-based public, private and not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit responses for consideration.

Awards are provided for cultural and technological initiatives - if a nomination meets both these criteria to a very high level it may be awarded a Platinum award.

Closing Date:
Friday 12 October 2012

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July 25, 2012

actKM Forum 12th Annual Conference

Registration is now available for actKM Forum’s 12th Annual Conference
When: 23 - 24 October 2012
Where: The Inspire Centre, University of Canberra – Bruce Campus
How much: $790 (early bird and group discount $690)
The actKM knowledge Management Forum is excited to announce that it is holding its 2012 conference in newly opened Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra. Once again, the cost will be held at the very affordable price of $790 per person or $690 per person for early bird registration or a team of five.

We are looking for participants that are passionate about how organisations are managed. You should be prepared to enthusiastically engage with other KM/OD practitioners and professionals that are willing to share their experiences or views on our theme of 'Connecting Knowledge - building the knowledge-centric organisation’.
We have been fortunate to acquire access to the newly-opened Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra. This state of the art collaborative space is intended to spearhead innovation in the use of technology in education. We intend to use the facility to showcase our capability for innovation, build knowledge resources and share best practice over a two day conference.

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May 28, 2012

2012 actKM Conference Submissions

actKm 2012 Conference - Call for Papers
When: 16-17 October 2012
Where: Canberra, Australia

The actkm knowledge management forum is now calling for Papers and
Presentations for our 12th Annual Conference.
We are looking for presentations from KM/OD practitioners or similarly
interested professionals willing to share their experiences or views on our
theme of 'Connecting Knowledge - building the knowledge-centric

Your challenge is to bring your knowledge and experience to the table and
engage with a discerning and interactive audience to explore possibilities
for organisations in the current and future environments.

We are seeking submissions with a preference for interactive/experiential
activities or practical solutions/techniques that engage conference
participants in a learning or collaborative environment to foster
understanding and facilitate an effective knowledge transfer. Submissions
are requested by 30 June 2012.

Important Dates:
Submission of abstracts: 30 June 2012
Author and Early Bird Registration: 30 July 2012
Full Submission: 2 September 2012
Conference: 16th and 17th October 2012

actkm 2012 Abstract Guidelines
Abstracts should only be a short document (150 - 500 words) that outlines
the activity or presentation. The abstract should have a title that reflects
the content and should be succinct. A good abstract will also outline the
message or the learning objective and will describe the process that the
presenter plans to use to engage the audience. A brief biography of the
presenter/facilitator should also be attached.

Authors may also elect to have their papers peer reviewed and included in
the actkm Journal of Knowledge Management. If so, they should note this in
their submission.

Abstracts should be submitted to

May 11, 2012

Network Numerology : Demystifying Numbers in Social Network Analysis

Information Awareness Month - actKM event - presentation by Graham Durant-Law of HyperEdge at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery on the 15th of May 2012 - 4pm to 6 pm

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December 28, 2011

Connected - the film

actKM, KMRt, Special Libraries Association - Australia New Zealand Branch and HyperEdge is pleased to present:

Connected - the film

Have you ever faked a bathroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

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October 24, 2011

Using social network analysis for organisation and personal improvement

By guest blogger Sarah Jansen

A Defence man from way back, Graham Durant-Law now works at Hyperedge and talked about the idea that each organisation is made up of a formal organisation and an informal organisation. He says that the formal organisation has its place but 90% of the work gets done inside the informal organisation.


Although Graham has worked in knowledge management since 2001 and built KM systems for Defence, he has some issues with the term and the industry. His main criticism is that KM professionals don’t know what exactly they’re talking about; it’s all a bit trial and error because we haven’t played with KM theory enough. His view is that more discussion of KM theory would get the industry to a shared understanding and common meaning.

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