Please note this is a two day conference running from 21 June 9am through to 22 June ending at 5pm.
Evidence shows that inequalities in access to and use of digital media have measurable impacts on the life chances, health and economic wellbeing of citizens. Recent research has looked at understanding inequalities in complex skills and use. This shift has become key to some governmental digital strategies, such as those of the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and their equivalents around the globe.
This conference will bring together academic research with policy makers and stakeholders to link up international policy efforts to address digital inequalities, access and skills with the outcomes of recent research from around the globe and to support sharing best practice and research insights.
The two days will includes confirmed presentations from: Citizens Online; Carnegie Trust; Good Things Foundation; Office of National Statistics UK; National Telecommunications and Information Administration USA; DCMS; National Health Service UK; Lloyds Bank Ltd; Ofcom UK; and Home Office UK
The conference will be a mix of invited presentations from policy and research colleagues, along with open paper sessions. For the open sessions we seek presentations that cover empirical research as well as policy and practice interventions, such as: