Done! I’ve just emailed my application for the Australia 2020 Summit. Here’s my “100 words or less on why you (or your nominee) should participate”:
Australiaâ€™s democracy, created in the age of steam trains and the telegraph, must grasp the social media and online collaboration tools already transforming our world. Not tentatively, but with bold confidence.
I know these tools and their technology â€” and their flaws. Practical knowledge, untainted by the need to prop up old-media empires or sell products.
Armed with a high-powered â€œBS Detectorâ€, I take a forensic approach to analysing complex issues â€” synthesizing and explaining practical solutions in clear, unambiguous language.
My passions are aroused by issues of integrity, human rights, truth, tolerance and transparency.
The more I look through my writing, the more I see the themes of this summit session running through so many articles.