DE Summer School 2016: 17-20 July, Newcastle

Theme: Digital Citizens, Connected Communities


The  DE Summer School 2016 took place at Newcastle University from 17-20 July 2016, which was organised and hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics and the Open Lab at Newcastle University. The event theme was Digital Citizens, Connected Communities – which explored the digital civics-based agenda of bringing technology closer to communities and communities closer to each other.

There were 75 participants from across various CDTs at the 3-day event which was held in The Core building (pictured left) at Science Central, in Newcastle City Centre.

Over the three days, attendees benefited from a varied programme of activities including provocative/motivational keynote talks, plenary sessions, masterclasses, skill-based workshops, a discussion panel involving CDT alumni and evening social/networking events.

The organisers  issued a Call for Workshops, which encouraged CDT Students and Researchers to collaborate cross-institutionally to deliver activities on a variety of key areas, relevant to the DEN community.

The Digital Economy Network would like to thank Professor Pete Wright, Alexandra Schubert and the other co-organisers of the Digital Civics CDT/Open Lab at Newcastle University  for organising and delivering the 2016 DE Summer School in the glorious sunshine.

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