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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:03

 

As usual I have had a go at putting together a calendar of ICT4D conferences scheduled for the year ahead.

 

With many conferences still to announce details it already looks like a bumper harvest with May, as ever,
looking to be the busiest month.

 

I am hoping to get to both Singapore and Sri Lanks and hope to see many of you there.

 

Feb 4-6th,  IEEE Technologies for Sustainable Development, Mumbai, India
Feb 9-11th, ICTs & People with Disabilities, Caribbean Workshop, Antigua
Mar 24-26, Commonwealth Smart Governance Forum, Kigali, Rwanda
May 15-15,  ICTD 2015, Singapore
May 20-22, Opennness in ICT4D, IFIP WG 9.4, Nogombo, Sri Lanka
May 20-22, eDemocracy & Open Government, Krems, Austria
May 20-22, eLearning Africa, Addis, Ababa
May 24-27, ISCRAM ICT & Crisis Response, Kristiansand, Norway
May 27-29,...

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