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 www.itinthecommunity.com .
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
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
Organisations planning digital inclusion initiatives
Confirmed speakers so far include:
Dave Briggs: Community Evangelist, Learning Pool
Steve Goodman: Local Authority Engagement Manager, Becta
Stephen Dodson: Director, DC10plus
John Fisher: Chief Executive, Citizens Online
Andy Hudson Founder, The Broadband Computer Company
Paul Watson: Director, SIDE, Newcastle University
Contact (Address removed) or call 0191 244 2826 for more information.
Register now at www.itinthecommunity.com