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Rotorua: Engage Your Community Conference - agenda, venue and my workshops

Waiariki Institute of Technology, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua - Friday 29th November 2008

See everyone at the workshops (1pm - 2:15pm / 2:30pm - 3:45pm) -

How to get there (by 8:55am)

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The day's agenda
(more on the RoSSCo website (pdf))

Here's our Google Calendar version of the Rotorua conference agenda (pdf) so you can add it to your own calendar using its iCal feed

To learn how to create your own public Google Calendar showcasing your own events read our guide: Make Your Public Event Calendar Usable To All

What the conference is about
A key aim of the conference is to raise confidence amongst the local community to use new Internet tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency. The event is also an opportunity to find out about the free or affordable IT support available to Rotorua community groups through the Rotorua E-Rider Service, and the Waiariki IT Literacy Campaign, and also online through


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