Time: June 3, 2016 to June 6, 2016
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
City/Town: Ann Arbor
Event Type: conference
Organized By: University of Michigan
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2015
ICTD as a field aims for inclusivity. ICTD2016 as a conference aims to include perspectives and ideas from practitioners, policy makers, and end users, as much as researchers. The Open Session option provides this opportunity — to ensure projects, experiences and viewpoints that will benefit the ICTD community are represented, especially where they do not fit the full papers or notes formats.
Open sessions fall on two additional days at the conference. Sessions can vary widely in subject and style. They often include multiple presenters convening around important, cross-cutting themes. They may take the form of panels, workshops, “ignite” talks, debates, participatory formats or other types of communication and exchange. However, sessions that primarily consist of paper presentations are discouraged. Successful proposals will work towards inclusiveness, relevance and excellence and examples from previous conferences can be found here: ICTD 2015, ICTD 2013, and ICTD 2012. Conference organizers may extend invitations to particular participants to attend or present based on emerging themes in ICTD; likewise, participation is open to any conference attendee who wishes to join in on the day of the session (up to room capacity). See more here.