The actKM knowledge management forum is proud to announce that it will hold its 10th conference, actKM 09, on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th of October 2009 at University House, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia.

Cost will be held at the very affordable price of $690 per person or $590 pp for a team of five, 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 and the accolades were again forthcoming for 2008.  However, we cannot rest on our laurels and we need to look at how we can improve on that for 2009.

actKM 09 is planned to look to the future and consider what the discipline of Knowledge Management in 2020 will be like. Will KM dissolve into general management practice, will it mature into the critical management discipline that many believe it should be or will it mutate into something we have yet to envisage in order to survive.  actKM 09 will again be highly participative and interactive.

Keynote presenters

Our call for papers has gone out and we are looking forward to an innovative spread of presenters and facilitators.  Following the outstanding success of last year’s collaboration cafe, we have invited Serena Joyner back for an encore performance.

We have also engaged the services of the infamous Dr David Vaine of Apparently KM PLC in our exploration of the future of KM.

actKM Knowledge Management Awards

In 2009, 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.

Organising Committee

Our organising committee is currently being finalized and details will be out soon.


The program for the conference is now available.

Until then, why not print out our conference flyer and pin it up on the noticeboard. Or, for you consultants, pin it on a client's. Take a photo of you, the flyer, and the noticeboard, bring it to the conference, and perhaps get less of a hard time from other attendees.


Registrations are now available. Download a copy of the registration form (doc 66k, pdf 91k), and return it via post, fax, or email.


actKM remains an independent community of practice and is self funding. However, there are opportunities for sponsors to participate in actKM 09. Interested parties should contact the actKM convenor at:

General enquiries

More information will be made available in the lead up to the event. Any other enquiries about the conference can be e-mailed to