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EVENT

Shutdown


Dates:
Thu Jan 29, 2009 00:00 - Thu Jul 31, 2008

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The personal computer promises everything faster, better, cheaper. You can even conduct your social life online. But does this shift risk damaging our local economies and communities? What happens when you turn your back on the computer and use technology to build communities in real life instead?

- look at technology’s ability to bring concrete benefits to tangible communities
- examine the digital divide created by new technologies
- explore new business models with one foot in technology and the other in the real world

Hands-on Workshop and Masterclass:
- Outdoor Programming ! Paul Granjon, electronic artist and fine-art lecturer
- Technology-enabled Social Innovation Masterclass ! Paul Miller and the Social Innovation Camp

Networking:
- Meet the Neighbours ! Gill Saunders and Amy Cuff, The FAN Groups, Cardiff

Seminar:
- Adrian Bowyer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
- Paul Miller, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, School of Everything
- Simon Whitehead, Movement Artist

Book now! FREE but advance booking essential.

Further details and online booking: http://www.bloc.org.uk/cgi-bin/showbig.cgi?id=93

Venue: Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB


EVENT

A Soft Sell


Dates:
Thu Dec 04, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jul 31, 2008

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

It’s David and Goliath time! New technologies mean small players can now make a marketing impact traditionally reserved for big-budget big-business. What do these unprecedented developments mean for you?

- learn new marketing skills and update existing ones
- look at real world marketing examples
- explore current trends in online marketing technology
- check out future technological developments

Hands-on Workshops:
- Go Mobile: Chris Mills, Developer Relationship Manager, Opera Software
- DIY? : Basheera Khan, writer, photographer, wannabe geek & Simon Cotton, Managing Director, View Creative
- Informal Networking ! guided by the northern bloc team in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government’s Local Supplier Development Project

Seminar:
- Mark Boulton, Creative Director, Mark Boulton Design
- Tom Kay & Ernest Capbert, Finisterre
- Richard Ishida, Internationalization Activity Lead, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

Book now! FREE but advance booking essential.

Further details and online booking: http://www.bloc.org.uk/cgi-bin/showbig.cgi?id=92

Venue: Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB


EVENT

All Together Now


Dates:
Thu Oct 23, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jul 31, 2008

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Recent dramatic developments in online technologies have brought us together for social, business and educational purposes. Think Facebook, Flickr, De.li.cio.us, Wikipedia, WordPress and Blogger. Think again on Open Source, Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science. But is this just part of a wider change in society?

- receive practical advice for your business and social networks
- get clued-in to the critical debate on business benefits and privacy issues
- experience real world networking with practitioners, businesses and students

Hands-on Workshops:
- An introduction to Social Media: Matthew Yeomans, Director, Custom Communications
- Getting Creative with Linux: North Wales Linux User’s Group

Speed Networking in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government’s Local Supplier Development Project

Seminar:
- Peter Westwood, Lead Developer for Wordpress
- Keir Whitaker, Head of Future of Mobile, Carsonified
- Tarek Cheniti, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Book now! FREE but advance booking essential.

Further details and online booking:
http://www.bloc.org.uk/cgi-bin/showbig.cgi?id=91

Venue: Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB


EVENT

Technology for a Small Nation Conference


Dates:
Thu Apr 26, 2007 00:00 - Tue Apr 10, 2007

Date: Thursday 26th April 2007
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB, North Wales, UK
Partner: ITWales | www.itwales.com
Partner: Real Institute/Rel Institwt | www.realinstitute.org

This inaugural northern bloc conference will explore the ideas, implications and uses of technology in a small nation context. In a series of presentations, workshops and discussions, the day will explore the key themes of:

* Free Public Data
* Free Networks
* aE