The following conferences are coming up in London. The Westminster Forum conferences are always useful. They consist of a couple of mini keynotes of 20 minutes each, and several panel sessions in which each panel member gets 5 minutes to answer a number of questions posed by the organisers. Then the floor is opened up for Q & A and discussion.
Usefully, the conference is followed by a transcript of the proceedings, around 10 days later. Also good is the fact that these seminars end at around 1pm, which leaves time to either get back to the office or, if you don’t live in London, repair to a cafe and catch up with emails, and then get home at a reasonable time.
Please note that as a member of the reporting press I have been given complimentary tickets to these events, but that doesn’t affect my views.
I have never attended a NatCen event, but from the description it sounds very interesting.
Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Young people and digital technology - safety and resilience, enhancing learning, and next steps for policy
7th November 2018 (morning)
Here’s the Agenda (pdf).
National Centre for Social Research: What can social media tell us about society?
7th November 2018 (evening)
The event will focus on how social media data can be used in research that benefits society, as well as what ethical considerations there are in this field. It will also look at how things have changed since last year in this incredibly fast-moving and topical field.
Further details are here: What can social media tell us about society?
This event is free!
Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for education technology - developing resources to aid learning, opportunities to tackle workload and improving supply
25th April 2019 (morning)
Here’s the Agenda (pdf). (Please note that, at the moment, this is rather lacking in detail, so do check back from time to time.)
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