This year, all across education, people are finding it more difficult to justify a day off campus to attend events.
So this year, we’re going to come to you. Right to your desk. Via the wonders of virtual conferencing. On the 19th June.
Although all of the materials will be available to watch afterwards, via video downloads, the big advantage of ‘attending’ on the day is that there is a chance to ask your own questions, and get answers from some of the most informed people around, then and there.
There are two different auditoriums* – one which is deeply techie, and one is labelled “IT Management”. The content is pretty varied, including product sessions on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Office Communications Server and SharePoint – as well as longer-term strategy sessions, such as ‘How IT will change over the next 10 years’. And Andrew Fryer is running a session on ‘Data Protection Manager’, which has got to be a hot topic for education!
* Auditoria or Auditoriums? Turns out the Cambridge English dictionary says that both ways are okay. I went for the one that seemed less high-brow!