Jisc Digital Festival 2014 online programme announced

With just one week to go, today Jisc is announcing details of how to follow its Jisc Digital Festival 2014 online.

The Jisc Digital Festival, which will be held in the ICC in Birmingham on the 11-12 March 2014, will bring you its highlights, showcasing innovations in higher education (HE), further education (FE) and skills, as well as exploring the future of digital technology from the comfort of your office, home, or on the move.

Online participants will be able to follow the event online thanks to Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite software which will stream the keynote speakers and expert presentations from the festival’s ‘Hangout’ area. There is no need for registration, simply visit the live coverage page on the Jisc website to join in on the day.

In addition to the four keynote addresses, the Digital Festival will offer a wide selection of workshopssurgeriespanel discussionsexpert speakers and live demonstrations of the latest education technology.

As well as the livestreamed video, there will also be a social media team live-tweeting all keynotes, workshops and expert speakers as well as highlights from the Technology Garden and images from around the site.

For the keynote speakers, follow the @JiscLive Twitter account and for expert speakers, workshops and the Technology Garden check the programme to find out which member of the team to follow. Follow the @JiscTwitter account for updates on activity from around the site.

Robert Haymon-Collins, Jisc’s executive director customer experience and one of the event’s online hosts said:

“Whilst there’s no replacement for attending an event in person, our livestreaming highlights, combined with delegate and speaker interviews, provide a great opportunity to take part in the Jisc Digital Festival.

Being able to deliver the event through multiple online channels means that as many people as possible have the chance to discover the latest innovations in digital technologies for education and research.”

If you are tweeting, blogging or sharing photos, videos or other materials related to this event, please use the event hashtag #digifest14.