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Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium

14th-15th September 2006

The ICT4D Collective is inaugurating an annual symposium for postgraduate students, the first of which will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London on 14th and 15th September 2006. This is open to all Master's, MPhil and PhD students, and is designed above all to provide an informal environment in which postgraduates can share their research findings and ideas.

Draft Programme
Full details of the draft programme are now available here

Core purposes
The symposium has three main aims:

  • To encourage the sharing of research ideas and practices among postgraduate students working in the field of ICT4D
  • To provide an opportunity for postgraduates at all stages in their careers to present their findings in a supportive atmosphere
  • To enable postgraduate students at an early stage in their career to gain advice and suggestions from those with greater research experience

Who should attend?
The symposium is open to all postgraduate students with interests in ICT4D. We are especially encouraging the participation of Master's students as well as MPhil and PhD students.

Symposium format
The symposium will be held over two days,and will be divided into three main sessions:Master's students, early stage MPhil/PhD research, final stage of MPhil/PhD research. Precise details of sessions will depend on the offers of papers received. Papers will be of 20 minutes length to ensure maximum opportunity for discussion. A range of dinner locations will be arranged for the night of the 14th September so that small group discussions can continue through the evening.

Symposium location
The symposium will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London's campus near Windsor Great Park, to the west of London. This is readily accessible by train from London (35 minutes from Waterloo) and from Reading (43 minutes) for those arriving from the west. It is only 20 minutes from London Heathrow airport for those arriving by air.

Symposium Committee

  • Sara Brooks (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Marije Geldof (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • David Hollow (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Alex Robinson (University of Huddersfield)
  • Auchariya Yongphrayoon (Royal Holloway, University of London)

To register your interest in the symposium, please complete the attached form, and send to a[dot]yongphrayoon[at]rhul[dot]ac[dot]uk. There is no registration or attendance fee.

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