As we look ahead to a tough financial year in 2011-12, JISC’s annual conference is now open for registration with a packed programme on the theme of ‘financial challenges, digital opportunities’.
The conference is on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March 2011 in Liverpool and will focus on how digital technologies can bring cost and efficiency savings to universities and colleges.
Vice chancellor of the University of Bristol, Professor Eric Thomas, will be delivering the opening keynote speech ahead of his appointment as president of UUK in August.
Robert Haymon-Collins, director of communications at JISC, said
“2011 is going to be a very difficult year for the sector. There will be strategic issues within the conference but we also want to make sure that there are lots of pragmatic and usable actions that people can take away to improve their daily working life.”
Watch the video of Robert’s conversation at <http://bit.ly/i2cWrT>
Delegates can participate in a new preview afternoon of mini interactive workshops to get even more from the experience.
Professor Thomas’ keynote will be followed by sessions combining strategic guidance on areas like digital literacy and shared services with more hands-on advice on topics like improving research management and student assessment.
There will be networking opportunities throughout the day and delegates can visit exhibition stands to find out how to make the most of JISC’s own services and other organisations back in their home institution.
Over 950 people from the UK and around the world watched the 2010 conference keynotes in London streamed live over the internet.
If you follow the conference online, you can interact with the events via the dedicated Twitter feed and keep up-to-date through the live microblogging, as well as watching the keynote speaker and selected sessions.
Join the debate using the hashtag #jisc11
Register now at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2011/03/jisc11.aspx