We are pleased to announce some pre-conference events that are taking place the day before the main conference on Monday 23 March at the EICC. To register simply go to the registration booking form online and choose the pre-conference sessions that you want to attend along with the parallel sessions on the main conference day:
Higher Education in a global economy. The implications for technology and JISC
Monday 23 March, 12.30 – 1600
The pre-conference activities will start with a forum to discuss the changing higher education environment and the implications for JISC and the academic community. The purpose of the forum will be to engage with senior management and policy makers as part of the JISC strategy consultation process. Professor David Baker, Vice-Chair, JISC will be chairing a panel of expert speakers including:
- Rashik Parmar, CTO & Distinguised Engineer, IBM
- Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President & Chief Strategist, OCLC
- Professor Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal Knowledge Management, CIO, University of Edinburgh
- Juliet Williams, Chair, South West Regional Development Agency
For full details, see the programme online
JISC Question Time: Student Experiences
Monday 23 March, 1615 – 1745
The forum will be followed by a JISC Question Time event on Student Experiences, chaired by Donald MacLeod, the Guardian HE Editor. Donald will be chairing a panel including:
- Professor Sir David Melville, Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience
- Professor Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal Knowledge Mangement, Chief Information Officer, University of Edinburgh
- Rob Howe, Head of Learning Technology & Media, University of Northampton
- Sue Beck, Student, University of Northampton
This special event will allow attending delegates to pose questions to the panel and take part in discussion and debate around the theme of Student Experiences. For full details please refer to the programme online
Join in Online
There will be lots of online amplification activities around the JISC Conference 2009. In the run-up to the conference, delegates will be able to benefit from taking part in online discussion forums around the sessions they are attending. Further information about this will be sent to registered delegates nearer the time. Delegates can also submit questions to session leaders/presenters via the booking form in advance of the conference, this facility is now live on the Day Planner Service.
On the day, make sure you bring your laptop/hand-held device so that you can follow and contribute to the conference blog. There is free wifi throughout the conference venue. Perhaps you have your own blog or are a Twitter fan. The conference tag is: jisc09 – so if you blog or twitter about the JISC Conference 2009 on the day make sure you tag it! We will be showing a live feed of all tagged posts on the day. This will includes any photos you take and post!
We will have official JISC Conference roving bloggers, blogging about all the various aspects of the conference. They might stop you for an interview to find out your experience of the day?!! So we encourage everyone to join in online, if you don’t, you might be missing out!
We will also be live streaming the plenary sessions, so anyone that isn’t able to attend can watch, hear and follow the presentation and slides online, live. Delegates physically attending may also want to do this, as there will be the facility to comment live online whilst the speeches are taking place. You can either follow the commenting or contribute yourself, live.
Finally, we will also be launching the 1-2-1 networking facility 2/3 weeks before the conference; delegates will be sent full details when this happens. Delegates will be able to use the Day Planner Service to search for other delegates that you might want to meet and use the system to book appointments with them in a dedicated networking area at the conference venue.
We hope this will all make for a memorable JISC Conference 2009 and we look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!