Just in case you weren’t already really busy (as this time of year tends to be), there are a whole slew of online/digital/interactive-related events in Auckland this week.
On Monday, at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland you can catch the ANZA (Association of New Zealand Advertisers) prominent speakers forum from 3-5. The topic is "Welcome to the Future", it’s also supported by The Internet Bureau and CAANZ, and one of the speakers is the always entertaining (and sometimes right) Tim Flattery. Register here .
Also on Monday evening you can hear Professor Lawrence Lessig, the founder of Creative Commons and a much-revered figure in the online world, for free at Auckland University, from 6:30-8:30. Word on the street is get there early, this guy will be popular. Details here .
On Wednesday The Internet Bureau presents "The Last Online Christmas" between 4 and 6pm. They’re looking at the changing face of retail. Details here .
On Thursday at 5:30 the IAB presents its Thirsty Thursday drinks , where APN interactive is promising to make two big announcements. Unfortunately I’ll miss them, because I’ll be at CAANZ ‘s launch of the Digital Leadership Group , at their new offices in Parnell.
Finally, on Friday Intergen presents a lunchtime session with Andreas Stjernström talking about the importance of online communities in brand building. Should be good, and I’ll be bringing my video camera!
Andreas is also in Wellington and Christchurch. Details:
Wellington Wednesday 5 November, Level 7, 126 Lambton Quay – 4.30pm-6pm
Christchurch Thursday 6 November, Level 2, 158 Hereford Street, 8am – 9.30am
Auckland Friday 7 November, Level 2, 15 Huron Street Bruce Mason Centre, cnr Hustmere Road and The Promenade, Takapuna – 12.30pm – 2pm
To register for these free events, email email@example.com .