As we head towards June here in Brisbane, the warmth of an Australian summer fades to a distant memory as we dig out the blankets and winter woolies to ward off the winter chill.
It also signals the approach of the biggest event on the KM calendar, the KM Australia Congress held by the Ark Group. This year sees the event held in Sydney again at the Crystal Palace in Luna Park, Milsons Point.
I’m sure this year is going to be a ripper, not least of all because I have been asked to chair the two days of sharing and learning. This is both an honour and a challenge as I hope to build on the strong foundations built by Arthur Shelley (@Metaphorge) and David Gurteen (@DavidGurteen).
This year will see a few tweaks to the format and venue. The line up of recognised leaders and experienced practitioners will be sharing their stories about achieving business outcomes through the application of knowledge management approaches and tools.
The theme this year focusses on the importance of knowledge as a strategic asset to organisations. I am looking forward to hearing from Ruth Bird (@oxfordbirds), the Bodleian Law Librarian, David Galipeau (@galipeau) from UNDP and Bill Kaplan (@ckobill) from Working Knowledge as well as catching the workshops by Vincent Ribiere (@VincentRibiere) and Alexandra Lederer (@alexalederer).
I always enjoy catching up with fellow practitioners, old and new. I look forward to meeting you there. If you can’t make it I’ll be sharing via twitter @corza and I’m sure there will be a Storify feed from myself or Nicky Haywood-Wright and I know there will be live blogging by April Allen (@knowledgebird).
Let me know if you are coming?