Event summary by theme

Since launching in April 2014, the Digital Economy Network has funded and delivered series of 38 events, activities and initiatives for the benefit of the EPSRC Digital Economy community of researchers, students and staff.

These activities have all been delivered under the DEN five themes, with some activities being cross-themed.

Theme 1:

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Sharing best practice

Events:

  • DEN Annual Meetings x 3 – held in February each year since 2015 for CDT staff & students.
  • DEN CDT Directors Meetings x 3 – held in Feb each year at the DEN Annual Meetings.
  • DEN CDT Managers & Administrators  Meetings x 5 – held in May & Nov each year.

Initiatives:

  • DEN Social Media Advocate – since Jan 2015.
  • Digital Economy Diversity Network – launched in July 2017

Total number of theme 1 events/initiatives: 13

Theme 2:

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Large-scale shared events
  • DE Summer Schools x 4 – held in July each year, hosted by a different CDT and funded by DEN since 2014.
  • Cross-CDT PhD Writing Retreats x 4– 2-day time structured, goal-based sessions held in Leics, Gloucs and Lancs since June 2016.
  • Data Publics International Conference, Lancaster University, 31 Mar-2 Apr 2017.
  • Futures of the End of Life  International Symposium- Lancaster University, 21-22 Jan 2016.

Total number of theme 2 activities: 11

Theme 3:

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Sustainable impact
  • CDT Entrepreneurial competition – to be held in London, 19-20 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital YES 2015: Say YES to Digital Innovation & Mentoring, Manchester, 1 Dec 2015.

Total number of theme 3 activities: 3

Theme 4:

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New collaborative initiatives
  • Entertainment & Authenticity in the Digital Museum (DiMEA) workshop, Bristol 17-19 Oct 2017
  • Double Dabble: A Feminist Day of Making: Newcastle, 4 Feb 2017.
  • Exploring Common Values: Diving Deeply into the Digital Frontier, Tiree, 8-13 Oct 2016
  • Interdisciplinary reflections on Games and Human Values workshop, London, 4 Oct 2015.
  • Leading together in the Digital Economy, Celebrating women working in trans-disciplinary careers, London, 6 July 2015.
  • Digital Economy DIY Researchers Colloquium -Newcastle, 25 April 2014.
  • Second Screen and Live TV Football Workshop, London, 5 Dec 2014.

Total number of theme 4 activities: 7

Theme 5:

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Community Outreach/Dissemination
  • INTER/SECTIONS 2017 – Symposium/DEN Panel to be held in London,  8 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital Shoreditch 2015 – Hackathon expert panel on ‘Make’ Day, London, May 2015.
  • Digital Economy Research Showcase, RichMix, London, 22 Oct 2014.

Total number of theme 5 activities: 4

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