Community ICT Conference and Barcamp return to North East

Sunderland City Council is pleased to announce the dates for its third annual conference on digital inclusion, which explores how technology can bridge the digital divide and promote social inclusion.

IT in the Community is FREE to attend and will take place on 1-2 December 2009 at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.

It will be preceded by an FREE to attend Barcamp event at the Quayside Exchange on Monday 30th November.


The 2009 events promise an inspirational and engaging programme with national and international experts in social inclusion, lively debate and panel sessions on how to tackle digital exclusion so register now at .


Conference and Barcamp hot topics that you can come along and explore include:

  • Which direction is technology going in?

  • Social media for communities

  • Is there a market for community ICT?

  • What’s the latest on digital policy and strategy in the North East?

  • How to promote digital inclusion

  • Developing software for ‘Alex’

  • When is the market right to launch a new product?


What will you gain from attending?

  • Links to new markets in the community

  • Practical ICT help

  • The chance to discuss conference topics in more depth

  • The chance to influence digital policy

  •  Valuable advice from experts

  •  Insight into user’s experience of technology in the community

  •  New contacts 


Who else will be there?

  •  ‘Digital’ policy makers

  •  Community groups / reps

  •  People working on digital inclusion projects

  •  Developers of new technologies and services

  •  Intermediaries that support users with technology in the community

  • IT experts

  •  Organisations planning digital inclusion initiatives


Confirmed speakers so far include:


  • Contact (Address removed) or call 0191 244 2826 for more information.


Register now at