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Register now for the Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing

There are still a few places available for our landmark learning event to celebrate 20 years of Eldis: 

"From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "

On 15 and 16 September Eldis will host a two-day workshop at IDS in Brighton to reflect on the key lessons from the first 20 years (or more) of digital knowledge sharing in global development and to examine the challenges and opportunities for our sector moving forward.

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OKhub workshop participants. Photo by Jen PerssonThe event is targeted at knowledge brokers, communications professionals, librarians and researchers with an interest in how digital technologies and online spaces support knowledge generation, sharing and use. Participants will share learning on the current "state-of-the-art" in digital knowledge sharing theory and practice, examine the challenges that remain in achieving equitable and effective access to knowledge in digital spaces and identify opportunities for further collaboration.

The first day will be in seminar format with invited keynote speakers and panel sessions.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Adrian Bannister ? IDS Knowledge Mobilisation and Impact Unit
  • Chris Addison ? Senior Programme Coordinator, Knowledge Management, CTA (Virtual presentation!)
  • Geoff Barnard ? Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, CDKN
  • Mike Powell – IKM Emergent
  • Neil Pakenham?Walsh ? DGroups Foundation
  • Nick Ishmael Perkins ? Director, SciDev.Net
  • Rachel Phillipson – Mott MacDonald, lead author of DFID Portal Evaluation
  • Rob Cartridge ? Head of Global Knowledge, Practical Action
  • Ruth Bottomley ? Senior Programme Manager for Research Development & Support, INASP
  • Sarah Cummings ? Independent Consultant 
  • Sherine Ghoneim ? former Director of GDNet
  • Williams Nwagwu ? CODESRIA


The second day will be facilitated in an “unconference” style allowing participants to identify and explore in more depth some of the issues and opportunities that have emerged. More details on the broad themes for the event and how to contribute are available in the event information.

An informal networking event (including dinner) and celebration of the Eldis 20th Anniversary will be held on the evening of the first day and a parallel “Share Fair”, giving participants the opportunity to showcase their own work, will run concurrently across both days.

Registration for the event costs £150 (€200 approx.) plus booking fee. Some subsidised places and other options are available. You can register online via our Eventbrite page using the link below.

Participants at the OKhub workshop 2015The workshop will take place at the Institute of Development Studies situated on the leafy campus of the University of Sussex just outside Brighton.

Sitting between the sea and the South Downs National Park, and just one hour from London by train, Brighton is a great place to visit at any time of year. We highly recommend that you extend your visit to spend a bit of time exploring Brighton and the surrounding area if you can and we hope to organise some informal excursions for participants, on the Saturday following the workshop, to show you some of our favourite places.

By happy coincidence our workshop also coincides with the Brighton Digital Festival – an increasingly international celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove every September.

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Images: Participants in the Open Knowledge Hub workshop at IDS in 2015. Photos by Jen Persson.