We’re pleased to announce that the SpotOn London conference will take place at the Wellcome Trust on Friday, 14 November and Saturday, 15 November 2014.
This year’s theme will be on the challenges of balancing the public and the private in the digital age. Friday will see panels, workshops and keynotes on topics including: sharing sensitive data, measuring social impact, open peer review and the right to be forgotten. In an exciting change to our Saturday programme, SpotOn London will be hosting an unconference completely picked and run by the community within this year’s theme.
Find out more details about the event in our previous blog post.
Tickets go on sale today at noon (UK time) via our Eventbrite page.
This year there are two ticket types, a full two-day conference ticket (£60) and a Saturday only ticket (£35) – which includes breakfast, lunch and other refreshments.
As the conference has sold out every year, we recommend buying your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
|09:40-10am||Introduction and unconference explainer|
|10.00 – 11:30am||Keynote Panel – Social impact and why we should include social impact as part of UK higher assessment.|
|11.30 – 12.30||Sharing sensitive data – Workshop.||Measuring social impact – the tools available and whose responsibility is it? Workshop.||How to build your profile as a scientist? Workshop.|
|12.30 – 2.00||LUNCH|
|2.00- 3.00||Who do we trust? Panel|
|3.00 – 4.00||Open peer review. Panel|
|4.30-6.00||Right to be Forgotten. Closing Panel|
On Saturday, the programme will be crafted by the delegates. There will be a Google doc before the conference for session suggestions. Saturday’s schedule will be formulated on the Friday at the conference. If you are only attending on the Saturday and want to run a session, do let us know in advance.
If we’ve already been in touch with you and you’ve agreed to coordinate a session on the Friday, please don’t purchase a ticket. If you’ve got any questions about organising sessions and joining in the unconference, please do get in touch.
We’ve also been busy coordinating plans for fringe events on the evenings of Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November. Tickets to these events will be offered to conference attendees first. We’ll announce details of the fringe events soon – so stay tuned!