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ITA13 conference at Glyndwr University – Storify


It was time to party, they assured us, like it was 1413.

As the bi-annual ITA conference drew to a close after a week of keynotes, workshops and presentations at Glyndwr University, we all retired to the Ruthin Castle Hotel for the Jester’s Feast, a modern-day recreation of a medieval banquet.

It was a night of mead, meat and merry-making – a camped-up melange of Spamelot meets Carry On Up The Middle Ages.

For some, the highlight was a rousing chorus of Men of Harlech during the second meat course.

For others, it was possibly the goat-milking dance, whereby delegates were treated to a colour-guided guide to learning Welsh while pretending to milk the castle goat with the aid of a serving girl. Or possibly not.

Either way, the conference is over and it wasn’t all syllabub and showing off.

I ran the social media team, organising a group of five student bloggers to live blog the conference from Tuesday to Thursday last week.

We worked hard and our collective efforts are compiled in this Storify, ITA conference at Glyndwr University Wrexham.

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Take a read. Let me what you think.

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ITA13 Conference coming to Glyndwr University


* Back on campus this week and gearing up for this major conference coming to Glyndwr University from September 9. My group of student bloggers [pictured above at MediaCityUK] will be covering the event – look out for updates with the hashtag #GlyndwrUni.

Registration is under way for the fifth International Conference on Internet Technologies & Applications (ITA13) to be hosted at Glyndwr University in September.

The biennial conference, which features a range of keynote speakers, workshops and fringe events, returns to Glyndwr University from September 10-13.

It brings together researchers from academia and industry developers from digital media, computing and engineering.

The conference has been held in Wrexham since 2005 and will this year attract over 70 delegates from over 30 countries.

The wider programme, including an exhibition of research posters, workshops and demonstrations of new technology in the foyer, will open up the event to the public for more general interest.

In-between-ness: using art to capture a sense of self, an exhibition of paintings, film stills and moving image by contemporary artists Karen Heald and Susan Liggett at the university’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery, also forms part of the programme.

Student journalists from the Broadcasting and Journalism programme will be live blogging the conference and events around it. Follow updates on twitter via the hash tag #GlyndwrUni.

Dr. Richard Picking, Reader in Human-Computer Interaction and Conference Chair, said:

“This high-profile event is good for the university, the local economy and it puts northeast Wales on the international map as a centre of academic research.”

Dr. Picking added: “It’s an opportunity for experts in a wide range of disciplines to share their ideas and research.”

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