bloc // March 12, 2010

Technology for a Small Nation ⁄⁄

Date: Thursday 26th April 2007
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue:Venue Cymru
Partner: ITWales | www.itwales.com
Partner: Real Institute / Rel Institwt | www.realinstitute.org

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

Outline:

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 www.bloc.org.uk.

Contributors:

Professor Sian Hope | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Knowledge Transfer & Enterprise, University of Wales, Bangor
www.bangor.ac.uk
Michael Cross | Journalist, Technology Guardian & Free Our Data Campaign
www.freeourdata.org.uk
Alan Jackson | Chief Technology Officer, Aptivate
www.aptivate.org
Saul Albert | Co-founder, The People Speak
www.theps.net

Sponsors:

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