Wow – what a great set of sessions on the first afternoon of ICTD2010 – everything from IPID’s award for the best postgraduate paper, through practical training in participatory video, to media literacy, SPIDER’s session on decision making and accountability, and a mirror of what’s been happening online! Thanks so much to Dorothea Kleine for putting such a great programme together, and for all the team who registered delegates so swiftly – there’s even a picture below of me thanking Matthew Woodham from Facilities Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, who has been fantastic in ensuring that everything has run so smoothly.
Thanks to everyone for getting ICTD2010 off to such a great start. I just want to thank the whole team of postgraduates, undergraduates and visitors acting as staff for everything that they have done, as well as the registration team who have processed everyone so efficiently! Brilliant effort and team work!
Below are some shots from the morning’s sessions
The bag-packing is over, the rooms are prepared, and delegates have started to arrive at ICTD2010! Thanks to all of the helpers who have put everything together, and especially to Sandie and Annieka for managing the registration process. Come and get your badges, registration packs and meal tickets!
Very many thanks to Caitlin, Ati, Ben and Ettie for all of their help in packing the delegate bags for ICTD2010 this morning! Given the larger than expected numbers attending, not all delegates will be able to have the full suite of sponsor materials in their bags, but the first 550 delegates to collect bags will indeed have a bag, hard copy programme and digital card with the papers, programme and session materials on it!
Thanks to the generous support of the conference sponsors, the ICTD2010 conference organisers have recently been able to announce a further call for scholarships. All applications must be on the appropriate form, and need to satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- Have had a paper accepted, or be a speaker in an accepted session (including posters, workshops and demos) at the conference.
- Be from a country ranked below 100th on the latest Human Development Index (as at 1st June 2010)
- Be studying for a postgraduate degree
- Be on a low income (if applying on these grounds, the most recent payslip must be attached as proof of income)
Those who submitted unsuccessful applications in the first round will automatically be reconsidered, and must not submit new applications (otherwise they will be excluded).
More than 60 scholarships were awarded in the first round (from more than 170 applications), and it is hoped that a further 20 scholarships may be offered, covering some or all of the following: registration fee, accommodation and travel.