ICTD2010 will consist of two days of plenary peer-reviewed papers and posters, and two days of workshops, demos, panels, discussion fora and other participatory interactive activities. Details of the conference programme are available as follows:
Further details on each type of session are also available through the following links:
- Full conference programme
- Submitted Sessions
- Partner and Invited Sessions
- Social Programme
- The online ICTD2010 pre-conference and online discussion
The published programme is available in digital format, but a printed copy will also be available in delegate packs – so please do not print it out in advance! All papers and conference materials will be on USB cards available at registration. A version of the programme is also accessible through an app for those with iPhones (other smartphones can also access this through the online version).
If ever you want to slip away from the main conference sessions to have quiet informal conversations, do please use the Crossland Suite in the middle of the ground floor of the Founder’s Building, where you can relax with colleagues and choose from a selection of refreshments at the bar.
Keynote speakers and panel discussions
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Director of W3C): World Wide Web and Development
- Geoff Walsham (Emeritus Professor of Management Studies, Information Systems, University of Cambridge): Development Informatics in a Changing World
The Conference Chair will also host the following two important panel discussions during the conference:
- Practitioner Reflections – on the first day – a chance to hear from innovative practitioners (including Erik Hersman, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Ushahidi; Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director of the Association for Progressive Communications; Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change), Ken Banks, Founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS) and Indrajit Banerjee (Director of the Information Society Division, UNECSO) about what they think academics working in the field of ICT4D should concentrate on; and
- Donor Voices – on the last day – thoughts from officials in bilateral and multilateral donor agencies about the contributions that can be made by ICT4D, with participants including Laurent Elder (IDRC-CRDI), Pierre Lucante (GTZ), Patrick Kalas (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), and Christine Qiang from the World Bank.
Please note that delegates should bring their own copies of any materials that they wish to share with other delegates during the conference. The conference organisers will not be providing a photocopying service for delegates during the conference, although there are pay-as-you-use photocopiers on the campus.
Details of the original submission process for papers, posters and sessions are available here.
There will also be various social events associated with the conference. A banquet will be held in the splendid Victorian dining hall on 14th December, ice skating facilities will be available (for a small charge), participants are invited to bring their musical instruments for a jam session on the Monday evening, and a live music extravaganza will take place on the Wednesday evening.