Tony Roberts has compiled a handy list of ICT4D conferences this year for you to start putting on your calendar. Which of these do you plan on attending?
- Feb 28-29th, New Dehli, India: Mobiles for Development
- Mar 12-15th, Atlanta, USA: ICTD 2012 – preceded on Mar 10-11th by co-located ACM DEV
- Mar 19-23rd, Abuja, Nigeria: Idlelo5 – Free & Open Source Africa
- Mar 21-24, Kampala, Uganda: ICT for Africa – eInclusion
- May 14-18th, Geneva, Switzerland: WSIS Forum 2012
- May 23-25th, Cotonou, Benin: e-Learning Africa
- May 29-31st, Lausanne, Switzerland: Tech4Dev 2012
- May 29th-Jun 1st, Cape Town, South Africa: Mobile Health Summit
- Sep 5-6th, Kristiansand, Norway: IPID 2012 ICT4D Symposium
- Nov 13-15th Kathmandu, Nepal: 6th ICT for Development & Education Conference
And Tony has a great reminder for event organizers:
If you are still planning your event then perhaps consider either avoiding the second half of March and May or maybe piggy-back on someone else’s event – by scheduling in the same town on the days immediately preceding of following an existing event – so that we can reduce the environmental and financial costs of attending international conferences.
I’ll second that request with one of my own: please make sure your attendees know and use the same Twitter hashtag so we call all follow along. I would suggest #ICT4D as a start.