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Invitation to virtually attend ALT-C 2018 in Belfast

ALT is celebrating 25 years this year and the annual conference is in Manchester. There is still time to register to attend, but for those of us who are unable to attend in person, we are hosting virtual sessions in Belfast in a similar vein to last year; one day at Ulster University and one day at Queen’s University.

11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK
For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in Learning Technology from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come.

We will be meeting around 8.30/9.00am each day to register, make introductions and get some ideas of what people would like to gain from the day. Then we will link in with the conference live stream from Manchester (note all live streamed talks have the YouTube icon on the programme). Based on last year’s feedback we will be finishing up just after lunch to allow people to get back to their desks for the afternoon.

Day 1: Tuesday 11th September – University of Ulster – BA-03-028 (City Centre Campus) – register here for free

KEYNOTE: Tressie MacMillan Cottom (at 10.00am)

Day 2: Wednesday 12th September – Queen’s University Belfast, Computer Science Building/02/043 First Derivatives Project Space – register here for free

KEYNOTE: Amber Thomas (at 10.00am)

Each day will have the keynotes live streamed and in between sessions will be all about sharing practice, watching other live streamed sessions and networking over coffee and cake and maybe even some bacon rolls. In addition, it is the perfect opportunity to learn about the new learning spaces hosting the event each day; the new Computer Sciences building at Queen’s and the new purpose built Ulster University Belfast facilities.

Lunch will NOT be provided so this is a great chance to get out and explore the city and if you would like to pitch any ideas to the committee (we will ensure we stand out) for upcoming events or workshops then please let us know, preferably, in advance of the event so we can discuss as a wider group.

The event is very informal and everyone is welcome to stay or come and go over the two days but please do apply for the Eventbrite ticket(s) to give us an idea of numbers and to ensure you get access to the venues.

Looking forward to some lively edtech discussions before term kicks off. In the meantime check out the conference programme and keynote speaker information and don’t forget to join the conversation with the #altc hashtag throughout the conference.

Queries: Clare Thomson (Queen’s) at c.thomson@qub.ac.uk

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