Digital Inclusion Wales – Conference 2010
The Digital Inclusion Wales Conference 2010 is approaching at a rapid pace for the organising team!
The weather forecast looks reasonably good for the week. The temperatures are up a bit so the snow should have melted and no rain is due.
The Conference has taken shape and we’re really looking forward to it!
Lesley Griffiths AM, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation & Skills will talk about delivering a Digital Wales and the Digital Inclusion Framework on Day 1, and there will be an opportunity for questions to Alun Burge, Head of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Digital Inclusion Unit as he discusses “Taking forward the Digital Inclusion Framework for Wales: developing a stakeholder group” on Day 2.
We have some exciting and interesting seminar speakers lined up – Paul Waller and Ewen McKinnon from City of London Delivery Innovation Team will be speaking about digital inclusion and public service delivery; Marc Osten will be speaking via satellite from the US about the values of new technologies to the third and community sector; Margaret Phillips will be speaking about the challenge for libraries and bridging the digital divide.
Sara Carroll will be talking about online trading, DK from MediaSnackers will discuss how organisations can use the web to their advantage and BT Wales will be talking about bringing broadband to communities in Wales.
Information on these and all the other seminars we are holding can be found on the Digital Inclusion Wales website www.digitalinclusionwales.org.uk.
There will also be a showcase of technology currently being used to digitally include the Welsh public in disadvantaged areas – such as smartphones, games consoles, video production units, iPods, eReaders, camcorders and more. Delegates will be able to try these throughout the day.
You can follow tweets using the hashtag #diw2010 and @Communites2_0 will be tweeting from the conference.