This year’s SpotOn London conference will take place at the Wellcome Trust on Friday, 14 November and Saturday, 15 November 2014. This year’s theme is on the challenges of balancing the public and the private in the digital age.
You can now see the final programme for Friday below and here. It includes a day of panels, workshops and keynotes on topics including: sharing sensitive data, measuring social impact, open peer review and the right to be forgotten.
You can click onto the sessions links to be taken to detailed information pages on each event.
|9:00am||Registration and Networking|
|09:40 – 10:00||Welcome and unconference explainer|
|10.00 – 11:00||Opening panel: who do we trust? #solo14trust|
|11:00 – 12:00||Sharing sensitive data – Workshop. #solo14sens||Measuring social impact – the tools available and whose responsibility is it? Workshop. #solo14alt||How to build your profile as a scientist? Workshop. #solo14profile|
|12:00 – 1:30||LUNCH|
|1:30- 2:30||Open peer review. Panel #solo14peer|
|2:30 – 3:00||COFFEE BREAK|
|3:00 – 4:30||Right to be Forgotten #solo14forget|
|4:30 – 5:30||Keynote Panel – Social impact and why we should include social impact as part of UK higher assessment. #solo14impact|
On Saturday, the day will start at 9am and the programme will be crafted by the delegates. The programme will be emailed to delegates on the Friday evening.
This is an exciting change to our Saturday programme – an unconference completely picked and run by the community within this year’s theme. If you are not sure what an unconference is, then check out Martin Fenner’s great explainer post here.
There is a Google doc where you can add your suggested session suggestions. Saturday’s schedule will be formulated on the Friday at the conference, not just by the organisers but a handful of other volunteers too.
If you are only attending on the Saturday and want to run a session, do let us know in advance.
There is still plenty of time to purchase your tickets via our Eventbrite page.
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.
We’ve got some great fringe events lined up on the evenings of Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November. Tickets to these events will be offered to conference attendees first. You can see all the details of the fringe events here.
Finally, if you want to be kept updated on this year’s event, follow @SpotonLondon and the hashtag #solo14. If you’re not already on our mailing list, or if you have any questions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily add you!