A message from Sarah Porter, JISC’s Head of Innovation

“We are now only a week away from welcoming you to the JISC Innovation Forum at Keele University on 15 and 16 July 2008.

The Forum will bring together over three hundred colleagues from further and higher education to meet together to discuss the role of technology in supporting innovation in education and research. Participants come from over a hundred different organisations and include representatives from JISC projects, JISC services and JISC committee members and staff as well as representatives from funding bodies and government organisations.

We hope that the 2-day forum will provide many opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences and practice, through keynote presentations and a wide range of parallel discussion sessions that are supported by online discussion forums, covering themes such as barriers to the take up of technologies, research data, the changing student experience, innovation and sustainability, and user-owned technologies vs institutional infrastructures. The forum also provides an opportunity to feed into planning for future JISC programmes and activities. I look forward to meeting you in Keele.”

Sarah will be leading a discussion Forum on JISC future priorities at 13.15 on Day 1. You can post your questions, comments and priorities for Sarah here