In October 2015, West Hartfortd Connecticut saw the first Digital Citizenship Summit. Co-founded by Marialice B.F.X. Curran & David Ryan Polgar, the summit’s aim was to bring together “all stakeholders involved in SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL social media and tech use”. The event was attended by over 220 delegates from all walks of digital life, and made an impact on the Twitter world, becoming the top trending topic in the US on that day.
After talks with William Jenkins of EdTech_Stories, a plan was made to bring DigCitSummit to the UK. We became involved as the initial idea was to host the event in Scotland. However, for various reasons, the event ended up taking place today, at the University of Bournemouth.
We were asked to present a virtual seminar, and decided on the joint topic of Glow and the possible impact of HGIOS 4. We huddled around a laptop, and were lucky to catch a great presentation from Barclays about their Digital Eagles enterprise, and to chat to a few of the delegates, but unfortunately the day wasn’t running to time, and we ended up not being able to present. We’ve put the slides up on SlideShare anyway, in case anyone is interested in having a wee look – we’d be happy to answer any questions! We hope the rest of the day went well – you can look back at the day’s tweets on the #DigCitSummitUK tag. We’re hoping for a Scotland based summit at some point in the not too distant future.