bloc // March 12, 2010

Technology for a Small Nation ⁄⁄

Date: Thursday 26th April 2007
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue:Venue Cymru
Partner: ITWales |
Partner: Real Institute / Rel Institwt |

This inaugural northern bloc conference explored the ideas, implications and uses of technology in a small nation context. In a series of presentations, workshops and discussions, the day explored the key themes of: Free Public Data, Free Networks, ‘Mash Ups’, Micro Energy Generation, Creative Small Nations, Sustainable Technology


This one-day conference will comprise: 2 themed sessions; 2 workshops; 14 speakers; 150 delegates; infinite information.

* How can technology be best used to benefit small nations?
* Does technology benefit existing small nations, communities & groups. Can it create new ones?
* How can we use energy resources sustainably on a small scale?
* How can we find and utilise relevant information? What is a Mash Up?
* What can we learn from the activities of small nations, communities & groups?

Presenters from across the UK and Europe will join creative practitioners and providers to contribute to the discussion.

Detailed information including presentation outlines and presenters’ biographies available at


Professor Sian Hope | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Knowledge Transfer & Enterprise, University of Wales, Bangor
Michael Cross | Journalist, Technology Guardian & Free Our Data Campaign
Alan Jackson | Chief Technology Officer, Aptivate
Saul Albert | Co-founder, The People Speak


Arts Council of Wales, Anglesey County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Gwynedd Council

Cefnogir Bloc y Gogledd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy, Cyngor Gwynedd a Chyngor Sir Ynys M´n. / Northern Bloc is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council

Area: northern bloc

One Response to Technology for a Small Nation

  1. I’m not whroty to be in the same forum. ROTFL