#DigCitSummitUK event to promote effective edtech use

The Digital Citizenship Summit

The Digital Citizenship Summit is about safe, savvy and ethical social tech use. It is a unique hands-on conference that brings together ALL stakeholders involved with improving social media and tech use: students, educators, administrators, organisations, community leaders, and industry professionals. The event is focused on promoting positive and practical solutions, and allowing participants to be an active part of this important global conversation.

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On Saturday 23rd January, Bournemouth University will host the Digital Citizenship Summit UK, a free-of-charge conference organised to promote “positive, practical, and action-based solutions towards safe, savvy and ethical technology use”. An event that began as a Twitter conversation, #DigCitSummitUK is the British evolution of the Digital Citizenship Summit, who enjoyed their inaugural gathering in Connecticut during October 2015.

#DigCitSummitUK is being internationally co-organised by Americans Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Julie Szaj and David R. Polgar, Scot William Jenkins and Kiwi Craig Kemp. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Joanne Sweeney Burke & Sophie Burke
  • Anthony Doyle
  • Alan Katzman
  • Gary King
  • Paul Moss
  • David R. Pollard
  • Timmy Sullivan
  • James Stanbridge

“This is an international event, with speakers coming from Singapore, Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain and the United States,” said Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran, an American educator and recognised digital citizenship leader. “It is a remarkable testament to the connected educator community and grassroots movement, and demonstrates what educators are capable of when there is a culture of trust and collaboration.

Digital Citizenship Summit UK has been organised by a group of volunteers within two months, and is shaping up to be an exciting event where people can truly influence the global conversation around social media and tech use.”

Enthusiastic Digital Citizenship Summit co-organisers Marialice B.F.X. Curran and David Ryan Polgar

Digital Citizenship Summit UK is suited for educators, senior managers, parents, students, industry, and organisation leaders,” said William Jenkins. “The day will include four sessions of speakers, a student panel discussion, coding playground provided by Barclays, and ample time to network with others from across the UK, Europe, and the United States that are involved in improving student social media and tech use.

“The all-day event (9 AM until 5 PM) is free. We hope to see you on the 23rd January in sunny Bournemouth.”

The first Digital Citizenship Summit was held on 3rd October 2015 at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. The event brought together over 220 educators, administrators, students, parents and organisation leaders. An Australian Digital Citizenship Summit will be coming to Sydney in late 2016.

Visit www.DigCitSummit.com or contact [email protected] for more information.

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