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Conference 2008 - Call for Submissions

The ActKM 08 Organising Committee is pleased to provide the opportunity for interested parties to submit proposals for actKM 08.

actKM 08 will be held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of October 2008 at University House, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia. The theme for actKM 08 is ‘Managing Knowledge for Competitive Advantage’ and actKM 08 is being designed to address the crucial issue of how we realise value from knowledge management activities.

actKM 08 will again be highly participative and interactive.

We are seeking submissions with a preference for interactive/experiential activities that engage conference participants in a learning or competitive environment to foster understanding and facilitate an effective knowledge transfer. Submissions are requested by 9 June 2008.

One complementarity pass to the conference will be provided for each presentation.

Important Dates
Abstracts Submission Deadline: 9 June 2008
Notification: 16 June 2008
Full Submission: 20 September 2008
Author and Early Bird Registration: 30 June 2008
Conference: 14th and 15th October 2008

actKM 08 Abstract Guidelines
Abstracts should only be a short document (250 – 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 if so, they should note this in their submission.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to: conference2008@actkm.com.

Enquiries
Any questions on the submission of abstracts or actKM 08 in general, should be directed to the co-convenors:

David Williams
Ph: 61 2 6121 3714
Mob: 0412 237 695
e-Mail: convenor@actkm.org

Nerida Hart
Ph: 61 2 6263 6014
Mob: 0418 423 270
e-Mail: deputyconvenor@actkm.org

Conference details

actKM 08 - Managing knowledge for competitive advantage

The actKM knowledge management forum is proud to announce that actKM 08 will be held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of October 2008 at University House, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia.

Cost will be held at the very affordable price of $650 per person or $550 pp for a team of five or for early bird registrations, representing the best value for money KM conference available.

In 2007, actKM was recognised by Straits Knowledge as having run one of the best km conferences in the region. However, we cannot rest on our laurels and we need to look at how we can improve on that for 2008.

Keynote presenters
Following our previous successes, actKM is currently exploring options for a number of international renowned speakers to present at actKM 08. We are proud to advise the David Gurteen from the UK has agreed to present.

actKM Knowledge Management Awards
In 2008, 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. Organisations or individuals who believe that they may have a potential for a submission, should register an expression of interest as early as possible.

Registration
Registration forms are available on our 2008 conference page at www.actkm.org/actkm_2008_conference.php.

Sponsorship
actKM remains an independent community of practice and is self funding. However, there are opportunities for sponsors to participate in actKM 08. Interested parties should contact the actKM convenor at: convenor@actkm.org.

About ActKM
The actKM Forum is a not-for-profit learning community dedicated to building and sharing knowledge about knowledge management, and contributing to improved performance through effective management of knowledge and information resources. It aims to provide an environment where members can create and share knowledge about knowledge management issues.

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