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International School on Digital Transformation

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International School on Digital Transformation

Time: July 19, 2009 to July 25, 2009
Location: Portugal
Website or Map: http://colab.ic2.utexas.edu/d…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: University of Texas Austin-Portugal Colaboratory
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2009

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International School on Digital Transformation
Porto, Portugal
University of Porto and the University of Texas at Austin
July 19-25, 2009
Applications are now open for the first International School on
Digital Transformation, to be held July 19-24, 2009, at the University
of Porto in Porto, Portugal. The School is accepting applications from
advanced students and recent graduates from around the world with an
interest in how digital technologies are changing societies and the
world as a whole.
The International School on Digital Transformation will be an
intensive six-day residential program, conducted in English and
bringing together emerging and established scholars and professionals
from around the world. During the week-long session, innovators in
digital communications will serve as teachers and mentors, presenting
their current projects and research and participating in discussions
with advanced students and professionals beginning careers in the
field. Presenters and students will be regarded as peers during the
The School will focus on these themes:
• Democratic transformations of society through digital media
• Innovations in transparency and political participation using new online tools
• Grassroots civic activities using digital technologies
• Building effective communities with the Internet
• Reaching out to new users with mobile and online technologies
• Prospects for digital communication in developing regions
• Digital arts and culture in a globalized, online world
The goals of the International School include:
• Combining lectures on current research and innovation with
practical experience, using accessible, low-cost digital technologies
• Providing an informal venue for sharing expertise, perspectives,
and best practices and for mentoring advanced students
• Fostering a sustainable network of scholars and activists in the
field of digital technology, communication and social change
The basic daily schedule will consist of one 90-minute session of
lecture and discussion in the morning: free time for teachers and
students to interact, converse and explore the city in the afternoon;
and two more 90-minute lecture and discussion sessions in the evening,
followed by a communal meal.
The confirmed speakers for the International School on Digital
Transformation include:

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