IT in the Community 2009


Stadium of Light, Sunderland


Tue 1 December 2009 at 09:00 - Wed 2 December 2009 at 17:00




IT in the Community





Sunderland City Council is hosting this third annual conference on digital inclusion, which explores how technology can bridge the digital divide and promote social inclusion.

IT in the Community

Visit for the latest information and speaker announcements. Confirmed speakers include:

Stephen Uden: Head of Skills & Economic Affairs, Microsoft

Stephen Dodson: Director, DC10plus

Steve Goodman: Local Authority Engagement Manager, Becta

John Fisher: Chief Executive, Citizens Online

Andy Hudson: Founder, The Broadband Computer Company

Paul Watson: Director, SIDE - Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy

Cllr Dave Allan, Executive Cabinet Member, said: "Sunderland City Council is proud to host this third annual conference. As the winner of the Digital Challenge and a Beacon Authority for Digital Inclusion, Sunderland is an example of how the social and digital divide can be bridged and serves as a blueprint for local partnerships for the future.

"As a City, Sunderland competes on a global scale. It is committed to the use of digital technologies to promote social inclusion and make a positive impact on the quality of life for all. The integration of technology can lead to an empowered community, a highly skilled workforce and a thriving economy."

The 2009 conference promises an inspirational and engaging programme with national and international experts in social inclusion, lively debate and panel sessions on how to tackle digital exclusion.