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Prato 2004: Sustainability and Community Technology: What Does this Mean for Community Informatics?'

Monash University
Prato Centre
Via Pugliesi, 26
Prato, Tuscany, Italy

September 29 - October 1, 2004

The CIRN Inaugual Conference and Colloquium 2004 was meant to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to present findings and reflect in a convivial atmosphere on key issues of concern for the future of enabling communities with Information and Communication Technology.

It was also the founding organisational conference of CIRN.

Some of the conference keynotes are available in real audio fomat:
Conference Opening, including Monash Deputy Vice Chancellor, Stephen Parker

Don Schauder's, Monash University Keynote "VICNET as an institutional form". Schauder powerpoints

Keynote with Fiorella Di Cindio, Erica Rosalen and Laura Ripamonti , Milan Civic Network and Universita degli Studi di Milano address the effects of community networking in the Arno Valley
Their powerpoints.

Mike Gurstein, NJIT addresses "Effective Use and Community Informatics: Let's Make Sustainability Go Away" .
Gurstein powerpoints

This conference has been generously sponsored by Claremont Graduate University, National Research Council Canada - Institute for Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington, Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University, Intel, The Canadian Research Alliance For Community Innovation And Networking (CRACIN) and Community Network Analysis Project, University of Brighton, UK.