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Monday, July 6
 

9:30am

Opening Address
Jonathan Kestenbaum, CEO of NESTA, opens the conference and welcomes Jeremy Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Jeremy outlines the strategy for the future of the UK and how technology can play a part.

Monday July 6, 2009 9:30am - 10:10am
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

10:00am

Reboot Britain in LEGO
Professor David Gauntlett, author of Creative Explorations and Making is Connecting (www.makingisconnecting.org), will be inviting you to build your idea of what is needed to reboot Britain, in Lego, and to add it to a collaborative model"

Monday July 6, 2009 10:00am - 6:00pm
Maxwell Room Savoy Place

10:00am

Delivering public services and information online
The Central Office of Information is interested in understanding the answers to some key questions from participants at Reboot Britain. Digital technologies are profoundly changing the world we live in. Just like any organisation, COI and the wider civil service need to adapt and flex with it. How could we address these challenges, particularly in the way we deliver digital public services, information and communications? We are looking for your contribution at the event to address these questions through facilitated graffiti wall input, wiki platform entries and audio visual vox pops through out this event. We will take the output of this content to feed into a 3 day innovation expose at Civil Service Live, the largest conference for civil servants on 7,8,9 July at London's Olympia. The Central Office of Information (COI) is the Government's centre of excellence for marketing and communications. The Digital Policy team are responsible for setting digital standards and digital guidance across government.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:00am - 6:00pm
Common Room Savoy Place

10:30am

Fool's Gold
The economic crisis, how it happened, what it means.
http://www.ft.com/comment/columnists/gilliantett

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:00am
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

10:30am

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Kam Star from Playgen.
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Kam Star from Playgen talking about serious games and how gaming technology is transforming learning.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:00am
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

10:30am

Creativity vs. Climate Change
90% of all investment in solving climate change is going towards technology innovation and dissemination, yet research suggests that behaviour change and cultural change could double the effectiveness of these measures (in meeting urban carbon reduction targets for example). This session will explore the power of Creativity Vs. Climate Change and serve as a call to arms to get serious about the potential for our world-class creative industries to reach the parts of climate change that technology cannot reach. It will be useful for the world, useful for the UK and a lot of fun. This session is chaired by Andy Hobsbawm of Do the Green Thing.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:30am
Thompson 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

10:30am

The future of Policymaking
How is policymaking changing? Increasingly data and judgement can be crowdsourced. As interactive tools make conversation more open and easy, how is public understanding of complex issues being facilitated? Let's take a look at how the web-standards of usability and accessibility are meeting good design to make these issues more tangible. Come to this session to help ensure that design and usability are priorities for policymakers.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:30am
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

10:30am

How phone-apps thinking could transform the homes of the future
At the moment, broadband infrastructure stops at the entrance to the home and services within the home are more or less glued on. Technologies don't talk to each other and services within the home often need their own proprietary infrastructure, resulting in unnecessary cost and complexity. This significantly limits the range and usefulness of services that can be provided over the broadband connection. UK 3.0 aims to transform the delivery of public and private services by bringing together a new ecosystem, facilitated by standards-based smart-home technologies, products and services, and serving every home in the UK within the next 10 years. Having a standard platform within every home will allow even micro-business to develop many new and valuable applications and services, supporting: Improved safety and security; independent living for those who want it; reduced energy expenditure; enhanced societal participation. UK 3.0 is bringing together a consortium of Government, the construction industry, financial institutions, application and service providers and all other agencies needed to deliver this powerful vision, delivering a net benefit of £100 billion per annum to the UK economy from 2019 onwards. Richard Foggie, Assistant Director Electronics Innovation in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, will present an overview of the initiative and learn from you what value you could add and how UK 3.0 might support what you are doing.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:30am
Mountbatten Savoy Place

10:30am

Yes we can? How to Meet the Biggest Challenges for Public Services now Britain is Broke.
Unless we act rapidly, public services are about to drive off a cliff. The killer combination of recession, debt, and long term macro-challenges, like ageing and climate change, mean the time to talk of tinkering efficiencies is over. We need a radical shift. Given this busted flush, how can technology help us create the far better, much cheaper state we need? In this session, Jonty Olliff-Cooper of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos will outline the key challenges for the public services, and suggest how will we can meet them if the only answer is progressive conservatism - doing more for less. To respond, we welcome Craig Newmark, founder of Craiglist, the revolutionary community website that some believe is a public service in its own right.

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 11:30am
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

10:30am

The Digital Health Service: 1-on-1 Surgeries
Digital Health Service helps organisations and people get the best from their relationship with technology. If you're suffering from email addiction, twitter overload or are looking to develop more efficient use of technology in your organisation, book into a 1-on-1 surgery to improve your digital health. Gavin will be running the 20 minute consultations between 10.30 and 12.30 and resuming from 2.30 to 4.30. If you want to get one, make sure you go see him at the beginning of the day and book in!

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 12:30pm
Maxwell Room Savoy Place

10:30am

The Social Innovation Camp Express
The Social Innovation Camp brings together ideas, people and digital tools to build effective web-based solutions to real social problems through participant-driven weekends where software developers, designers and those who know about social need build a set of solutions to six social problems - all in just 48 hours. The Social Innovation Camp team will be bringing their usual brand of competition and collaboration to Reboot Britain to take a set of ideas for improving healthcare from back-of-the-envelope to reality in just a few hours

Monday July 6, 2009 10:30am - 12:30pm
Riverside 1 Savoy Place

11:00am

Mining the Archives - a New Age of Opportunity
Monday July 6, 2009 11:00am - 11:30am
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

11:00am

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Dawn Hallybone from Oakdale Primary School
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Dawn Hallybone, ICT Co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School in the London Borough of Redbridge, looking at how using videogames opens up learning for pupils. Also attending are 4 young people from the school. Come and ask them what they think about gaming and learning.

Monday July 6, 2009 11:00am - 11:30am
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

11:30am

Fibrecamp: Access to Next Generation Broadband for the Rural British
Access to Next Generation Broadband will be vital in building "Digital Britain"

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mountbatten Room Savoy Place

11:30am

Ending the Digital Divide
An action plan to tackle the digital divide

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

11:30am

An optimistic look at how co-design can help Reboot Britain
How will budget cuts force us to think more creatively? How will budget cuts encourage us to listen more? How will budget cuts result in needing design to transform participation in public services? How will budget improve the way we communicate?

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:00pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

11:30am

Digital Dividends - Learning Plugged and Unplugged, with Lizbeth Goodman, Director of Research, FutureLab
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Lizbeth Goodman, Director of Research, FutureLab.

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:00pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

11:30am

The Stalemate - where next for the media and politics?
As the relationship between the mainstream media and politicians becomes ever more poisonous, and as political bloggers explode what compacts remain between journalists and MPS, is there a way that the blogosphere can promote decency in political communications and honesty and fairness from the media? In Northern Ireland, Slugger O'Toole has sought to create a new space that is both nimble and analytical while also striving for a standard of decency in public engagement. How can the rest of the UK establish a similar entity? Maybe you can help.

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:30pm
Riverside 1 Savoy Place

11:30am

What can you really learn through games?
Learning without Frontiers hosts Derek Robertson, the National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning in Scotland to discuss how games based learning can transform the way children learn and understand. With them or against them? Embrace or resist? Children's engagement with online and consumer games is inevitable. How should parents and teachers react?

Monday July 6, 2009 11:30am - 12:30pm
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:00pm

How to create a SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL and ETHICAL revolution in business and public bodies
SEE What You Are Buying Into is a revolutionary labelling scheme striving to make the world a better place. It provides the means to rebuild trust and dislodge cynicism in business and public organisations. The project will come out of beta and launch fully in September. Come and see how it works and help shape future strategy in this practical and participatory session. To display the SEE Logo, organisations must complete a rigorous questionnaire examining their SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL and ETHICAL (SEE) practices and offer up their responses for public scrutiny, comment and rating on an open website. The SEE Questionnaire has been developed in collaboration with several world class authorities and currently contains 35 questions addressing a range of issues. SEE listed organisations must answer every question and guarantee their responses as accurate, complete and verifiable. Their information is publicly policed and open for challenge at all times. www.SEEWhatYouAreBuyingInto.com currently has basic interactive features. Anyone can nominate organisations they wish to see participate in the scheme, suggest new SEE Questionnaire questions and rate participants' answers. However, a real revolution requires active participation of the masses and, in these modern times, a harnessing of the power of Web 2.0. Your future needs you. Join us brothers and sisters!

Monday July 6, 2009 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Mountbatten Savoy Place

12:00pm

Consumer Democracy or a Politics of Citizenship
Matthew Taylor asks: do we have a "

Monday July 6, 2009 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:00pm

Post Digital Britain: Redefining the role of public service media
Monday July 6, 2009 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:00pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Adrian Hall from Okapi Consultancy
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Adrian Hall from Okapi Consultancy.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

12:30pm

The Open Source Shopping Basket
The global food system is intimately connected to the greatest challenges of our time: health, climate change, poverty, environmental collapse and water stress. It is also a model based on closed knowledge systems - opaque supply chains, closed intellectual property rights, and patents on life forms. We might buy Fairtrade coffee but when it comes to most of our shopping basket, consumers have little idea with regards to the social and environmental impacts that have or haven't been caused along the way. But this is all set to change. As we exploit the potentials of networked collaboration, the whole world could become the social and environmental auditor of the food industry: transparent supply-chains and crowdsourced 'ethical' evaluations of food products would be just the start. Come and discuss these issues in a highly participative workshop with the Earth Open Source Institute, a new organisation in the process of creating a collaborative platform that will support the development of "open source"

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30am
Nuffield Savoy Place

12:30pm

The Launch of the Mutual Media Manifesto
Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:30pm

One Click Orgs: lightweight legal structure for community groups
Most volunteer and community projects start off informally as groups of people who share an interest. This is fine until they reach a size where they need to start voting on decisions or need a constitution so they can open a bank account. At this point they're confronted by a bewildering choice of legal structures and a load of bureaucracy to get an organisation set up. We think people have got more important things to worry about. One Click Orgs is building a website where you can automatically create a legal structure and electronic voting system for your group. The platform will maintain a record of group decisions, log how members have voted and provide automatic tools to modify the constitution as the group's needs evolve. Come and see it explained.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Mountbatten Savoy Place

12:30pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Graeme Duncan from Caspian Learning
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Graeme Duncan from Caspian Learning on the 3D internet and social media gaming platforms.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

12:30pm

Busting the Silos: - Opening Organisations for Growth
Come and hear Jeff Saperstein, one of Silicon Valley's economic experts, talk about the changes organisations and individuals need to adopt to compete in the new economy. Organisations for the future need to create new job definitions, improve multi-functional organisational structures and learn how to leverage technology to adapt properly in this challenging economic environment. This is already happening, as anyone running an organisation knows. This session will be a practical and interactive one and valuable for anyone managing internal organisational whether in bigger organisations or SMEs.Busting Open Silos: Opening Up Organisations for Growth - Come and hear one of Silicon Valley's economic experts, talk about the changes organisations and individuals need to adopt to grow in these challenging economic times. Create new job definitions, improve multi-functioning structures and learn how to leverage technology are some of the tips Jeff had for organisations needing to adapt for the future. Adaptability is obvious and imperative to anyone running an organisation in these times - but how? This session will be a practical and interactive masterclass valuable for anyone managing internal organisational whether in bigger organisations or SMEs. Jeff is co-authoring "Busting the Silos: Opening your Organisation for Growth" in the autumn of 2009.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:30pm

Hyperlocality and active citizenship
As local news titles close and community-run websites step into the gap, is there is a new way for local government to converse with the public at a grassroots level? Join this session to take a good look at how these sites help the public to address neighbourhood problems. And let's probe whether online neighbourhood communities create new excluded groups - is there an argument that they're diminishing democracy?

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:30pm

Commissioning Digital Services - a user-led approach
When it comes to public service media, we can no longer afford to commission projects based on one person's "big idea". We need to be more scientific and find out what people really need before spending millions of pounds on ideas which reach the very few. In this session we'll look at how cutting-edge design and research methodologies from industry are being used to de-risk the development of new products and services, how these could be applied to public service media and where they're most needed. We'll explore current examples of public service media - good and bad - before going through some real life practical methods you can use to do it better. You'll come away with a list of key thinking points that you can apply when commissioning or developing new public service media projects.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thompson 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

12:30pm

The Apple Store for Government: what services do people want and how should they be delivered?
Public services often contain information government departments or local government wish to impart to citizens, but do they actually encompass what citizens want to know, and present information in the way citizens want to see and find it? This session will explore how and where public services are being developed from the community up, and how real people can be supported not just to use them but to improve them too. How do public services connect with real people - especially those excluded from technology - and how can we help people connect with public services? Led by UK online centres, we hope to present best practice, think about how that can be scaled up, and consider what needs to be done to put community at the heart of public service. Chaired by Helen Milner, Managing Director of UK online centres, the workshop will aim to produce a top 10 list of key service improvements from the people for the people, generating practical ideas for future action.

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

1:00pm

If you can see it you can change it: visualising energy
Finding ways to visualise energy is critical in solving the behaviour change problem. Climate change in general and (energy use in particular) are such amorphous, invisible, abstract concepts. Everyone understands pollution is bad because you can experience it, but what about the rest? As social networks, web APIs, and open data become more pervasive, a new breed of technologies is appearing, dedicated to putting people in touch with the energy they use. From monitoring devices to pervasive feedback, from simple graphs to an online energy identity, this session will describe some of the projects that are coming together to change the way we understand, interact with, and reduce our use of energy. This is your one-stop shop, a tour of the visualising tools of the future.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mountbatten Savoy Place

1:00pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Chris Deering, Chairman of Codemasters
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Chris Deering, Chairman of Codemasters on how consumer electronics will change the face of learning.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

1:30pm

Is the web female? Discuss.
Research from Nielsen Online in the UK shows that for the first time, the largest demographic group on the web are women aged between 35-49. Marketing agencies are significantly reviewing their online approaches to this group as women control much of the household income and are increasingly buying online. Greater transparency and collaboration are often perceived as female attributes. As the web opens up these things more and more, should we assume the web is more female than male , and if so, what are the implications of this for what can be achieved through the web?

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 1:30pm
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

1:30pm

Creative Industries in the era of constraint
The Creative and Cultural Industries are held up as one of Britain's most valuable economic assets. As we enter the era of constraint, precedent tells us that artists will produce better work. But this new phase is also a curse: an arts funding crisis and a complete restructuring of media organisations and agencies poses this question: how exactly are we supposed sustain the Creative Industries? Enter Crunchlab, a new grassroots community of creative practitioners developing more resourceful ways of operating, outside of traditional institutions. Come talk to them about the new business models they've been spotting in developing economies like Brazil, and which Britain needs to latch onto. Fast.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thompson 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

1:30pm

Social x Social - the launch
At Reboot Britain we're taking a hard look at the challenges we face as a nation. As we follow-through to explore possible solutions, let's not forget how they'd actually play in a local neighbourhood far away from the twitterati scene. Step in Social by Social, a new toolkit and handbook commissioned by NESTA's Public Services Innovation Lab, which launches hot-off-the-press at Reboot Britain to help you implement social technologies for social change. Find out how Social by Social can help you implement collaborations for on-the-ground project delivery - jargon free and full of practical advice. More than that, as a Creative Commons project, Social by Social invites you to join a community of practitioners to share knowledge and ideas. Let's keep developing the toolkit as our institutions and technologies change.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mountbatten Savoy Place

1:30pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Tony Parkin of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Tony Parkin, Head of ICT Development at the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust talking about the difference between 19th century models of learning and 21st Century learners.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

1:30pm

we20 Summit on Participatory Budgeting
we20.org allows citizens to shape and inform policy, action and business through their own G20 meetings. Join the Reboot Britain we20 session to discuss participatory budgeting. Amongst other issues, we will discuss whether direct citizen involvement in directing public spending can benefit society. Discuss case studies, your ideas, experiences, the challenges and perhaps help create an action plan to take forward after Reboot Britain. Hosted by Paul Massey, one of we20's co-founders. Please email paul@we20.org if you are interested in taking part or chairing the meeting.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nuffield Savoy Place

1:30pm

We:Bank: Changing the Face of Financial Institutions
Given the failure of traditional banks and financial instruments, are peer-to-peer finance platforms an answer or just a fleeting phenomenon? As well as exploring the broader issues of web enabled finance services, we'll also get detailed insight into how platforms like Zopa, Kubera, Wonga, Sellaband and Free Risk work. First we will explore the reality of innovative finance services online. The entrepreneurs behind them will shed light on innovative aspects of their technology, business processes and likewise discuss how they fit into a regulatory framework built for a more physically attached finance sector. We will hear how the centuries old Rotating Saving and Credit Associations and brought online by Kubera, how Zopa has implemented p2p lending and borrowing, how Sellaband has build a platform for collaborative investment in artists, Wonga will show how credit scoring and lending can happen in almost real time, and FreeRisk will explain why traditional credit rating is flawed and how an open source approach could fix it. Following the presentations by the companies we will discuss whether those businesses can scale and provide real alternatives to traditional financial institutions. We will also ask if new ethical challenges are emerging and if there are areas where government should help, or current regulatory setups hinder innovation. THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION FINISHING AT 3.30.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

1:30pm

Towards an Interactive Charter
Tim Davies has identified 50 small hurdles that prevent public bodies from unlocking their knowledge and opening themselves up to more conversational, interactive processes. Take a look at the 50 here.

At this session, take part in the creation of an interactive charter that will create a momentum to remove these obstacles and promote a more open and transparent policy-making.

Monday July 6, 2009 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverside 1 Savoy Place

2:00pm

Straight Line Thinking Stops Here: The true promise of the networked society
Carlota Perez in her book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital - says that there comes a point in time when; old institutions are found wanting, and the old frameworks of society insufficient to respond to the needs and demands of society. At this moment we seek a new language, a new common sense that allows us to remake the world afresh. We are "
http://www.communities-dominate.blogs.com/

Monday July 6, 2009 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

2:00pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with Neil Bailey of Wild Knowledge
Learning without Frontiers brings together leading experts in new learning technologies to show their wares and discuss the impact they will have on learning for the future. This session features Neil Bailey, Chief Executive of WildKnowledge talking about location based learning.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

2:00pm

Social by Social - the game
Directly following its launch, get a first-hand flavour of how Social by Social works, but taking part in an interactive session that invites your feedback on this Creative Commons toolkit Beginning with the local experience of key Reboot Britain issues - democracy, environment, economy, public service delivery - you'll be taken through an intensive and fun process. Work in groups to develop practical projects for a neighbourhood based on earlier discussions, using a pack of cards to provide ideas for engagement, technology and funding. Each of these link to the the Social by Social wiki and handbook. The projects that emerge will go straight into Reboot Britain's final big session which will refine project ideas and take advantage of the collective of minds in the room. Develop a Social by Social project in the game, and you can take it right through to benefit from the minds of the whole audience. However you get involved, you'll be able to benefit from and contribute to the social x social toolkit and leave Reboot Britain ready to improve the way you use technology to help deliver projects.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mountbatten Savoy Place

2:30pm

Weary Giants and New Technology
Paul hopes that an ecology of private start-ups, social entrepreneurs and government investment can be created to deliver services that are better and more effectively targetted. The digital world is not about content, but about organisation, he argues; cyberspace is not a world apart but rather a tool for re-imagining and re-creating the real world.
http://www.schoolofeverything.com

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

2:30pm

We:Bank Continued...
Given the failure of traditional banks and financial instruments, are peer-to-peer finance platforms an answer or just a fleeting phenomenon? As well as exploring the broader issues of web enabled finance services, we'll also get detailed insight into how platforms like Zopa, Kubera, Wonga, Sellaband and Free Risk work. First we will explore the reality of innovative finance services online. The entrepreneurs behind them will shed light on innovative aspects of their technology, business processes and likewise discuss how they fit into a regulatory framework built for a more physically attached finance sector. We will hear how the centuries old Rotating Saving and Credit Associations and brought online by Kubera, how Zopa has implemented p2p lending and borrowing, how Sellaband has build a platform for collaborative investment in artists, Wonga will show how credit scoring and lending can happen in almost real time, and FreeRisk will explain why traditional credit rating is flawed and how an open source approach could fix it. Following the presentations by the companies we will discuss whether those businesses can scale and provide real alternatives to traditional financial institutions. We will also ask if new ethical challenges are emerging and if there are areas where government should help, or current regulatory setups hinder innovation. THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION STARTING AT 1.30, BUT FEEL FREE TO DROP IN.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

2:30pm

Climate Change Optimism: from scarcity to abundance in clean energy
Energy is responsible for 60% of the world's CO2 emissions. Generating clean, renewable power is far and away the single biggest solution in the fight against climate change. This could be the cornerstone of how we re-build our economy, yet Britain's energy policy is up the spout and we have no plan for how to cut CO2 emissions and stop the lights going out. When it comes to energy, everyone seems to have different sets of lies, damned lies and statistics. So Robert Webb, founder and Chairman of Quiet Revolution wind turbines and new startup cleansource.me, will lead a discussion grounded in physics and hard facts. How can we speed the rapid construction of a renewable power infrastructure when we know for a fact that humanity can provide abundant clean energy to all, affordably and quickly, with current and proven technologies? Robert is joined by Stephen Tindale, a climate and energy expert who has been an executive director of Greenpeace and is co-founder of www.climateanswers.info. The discussion will explore how to give the facts and data to the people, how communication and enrollment are essential to enabling the transition and how real and virtual networks can help.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Riverside 1 Savoy Place

2:30pm

How we learn to stop worrying and love local government.
As new tools and processes raise an expectation of interactivity from local government, they provide councils with a new opportunity to communicate their work and change the way they are perceived. At this practical session fronted by a panel of local government politician, let's explore what is it that the public truly want from councils - how do they ensure the experience and perception of government matches the performance statistics? At the end of the hour, we'll have a 12 point plan for change in local government: a manifesto for change that will be opened up to the wider local government sector after the event.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

2:30pm

Transforming Learning Showcase: with a selection of the leading practitioners on learning technology in the UK.
Learning without Frontiers presents this panel discussion for those of us interested in how the education system needs to reinvent itself to compete for the attention of young people in the 21st Century. With gaming technology, social media and consumer electronics commanding the attention of young people, how can these tools be used to develop learning and help teachers teach. Come and have your say.

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Riverside 2 Savoy Place

2:30pm

The Digital Health Service: 1-on-1 Surgeries
Digital Health Service helps organisations and people get the best from their relationship with technology. If you're suffering from email addiction, twitter overload or are looking to develop more efficient use of technology in your organisation, book into a 1-on-1 surgery to improve your digital health. Gavin will be running the 20 minute consultations between 10.30 and 12.30 and resuming from 2.30 to 4.30. If you want to get one, make sure you go see him at the beginning of the day and book in!

Monday July 6, 2009 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Maxwell Room Savoy Place

3:00pm

Creating Regional Wealth in the Innovation Economy
Author of a book with this very title, Jeff Saperstein, teacher, writer and consultant from the Bay area of Silicon Valley and the Co-founder and Co-Organiser of the Travelling Geeks presents his views on increasing economic and social justice. Regions that are good at innovating need to create stronger links with equivalent regions, bypassing the idea of nation states, and collaborate to raise their game. Jeff will also talk about how to develop successful collaborations among sector - public, private, NGO and universities - in order to achieve progress - and outline the lessons learnt from the nine regions he studied for the book - one of which was our very own Cambridge.

Monday July 6, 2009 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

3:30pm

Policy and Climate Change: forcing the pace of change
After arguably a lost decade or two, legislation to tackle climate change now appears to be coming thick and fast. As the race to invent ways of cutting emissions seems poised to start in earnest, this session will consider what these new policies provide us in terms of information about what we are doing to the planet, how accessible it will be and what can be done with it to speed the pace of change. Join this interactive session to explore how the immense power of our interconnected world can brought to bear on the subject. Topics covered will include - who owns my energy data? What are the up-to-the-minute developments (literally) in carbon calculators? How do actions we as individuals can take compare? What do we know about the world's biggest industrial and commercial sources of emissions? How can we use, scrutinise and play with the available data to force the pace of change?

Monday July 6, 2009 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

3:30pm

Innovation Live
Practical innovation session with Stan Stalnaker, founder of Hub Culture, a global social network of influential people managing businesses and projects in a trans-national community. Linked to a forthcoming article in the Harvard Business Review, Stan will reveal how business in the new economy will operate, and then with you, develop project ideas that answer questions raised through the day on our answers to the economy, public services, democracy and the environment. Meet collaborators, pitch your project idea and become a stakeholder in future projects on the spot. You can feed into this session prior to and during the day on the Hub Culture platform.

Monday July 6, 2009 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Council Chamber 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

4:00pm

Building an Entrepreneur Country
Julie charts the distance from the Digital Island which the UK was in 1999 to the Entrepreneur Country which it has become in 2009.      She discusses the trends of Individual Capitalism, Entrepreneur-Led Economic Growth and Privately-backed Social Enterprise, and makes the case for what people can do to build more of an Entrepreneur Country.
http://www.ariadnecapital.com/team_julie.htm

Monday July 6, 2009 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

4:30pm

How People Power can Reboot Britain
Placing people at the centre of a more innovative and agile government and public sector is Lee Bryant's priority, to enable 'smart' government - 'big' in its inclusiveness, 'small' in its bureaucracy. We need to move beyond pointless debates about 'protecting' or 'cutting' public sector spending and instead focus on how we mobilise service users and providers to re-invent user-centric public services for the Twenty-First Century.
http://www.headshift.com/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=3&id=20

Monday July 6, 2009 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

4:30pm

The Reboot Britain Car
Could this be the future of cars? Come meet Hugo Spowers from River Simple and decide for yourself if we have a truly revolutionary business model on our hands. Here's how it's different: 1) The hydrogen-powered technology 2. A lease vs. buy model. 3) The company structure is a negotiated power-sharing system based around four key stakeholders groups: investors, workers, the community and the environment. Each group signs up to the company's values and gets a seat on the board 4) The firm's intellectual property will be freely available to all under an open source license. This means that anyone can re-use and build upon the technology as long as they license their new works back to the wider world on the same open terms. 5) They're are aiming to create a network of small, local factories close to demand and local markets - what they call a "distributed, human scale manufacturing' system. The session's focused on a short presentation from Hugo, after which 40 minutes in which you can ask as many questions as you like. It's the Reboot Britain Car, people!

Monday July 6, 2009 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faraday 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

5:30pm

Concluding Address
Will our grandchildren grow up knowing how to pluck the answer to any question out of the air, summon their social networks to assist them, organize political movements and markets online? Will they collaborate to solve problems, participate in online discussions as a form of civic engagement, share and teach and learn? Or will they grow up knowing that the online world is a bewildering puzzle to which they have few clues, a dangerous neighborhood where their identities can be stolen, a morass of spam and porn, misinformation and disinformation, urban legends, hoaxes, and scams? The humanity or toxicity of next year's digital culture depends to a very large degree on what we know, learn, and teach each other about how to use the one billion Internet accounts and four billion mobile phones available today.

The future tenor of online culture depends now on whether new literacies spread far enough, fast enough in the next few years. Authoritarian control, whether it is by the state or private interests, is not inevitable - yet. The speed, scope, and spread of knowledge is more important at this historic moment than microchips, business models, Web 2.0 services, or fiberoptic cables. And don't swallow the myth of the digital native. Just because young people Facebook, IM, and Youtube, don't assume they know the rhetoric of blogging, collective knowledge gathering techniques, collaborative norms and, by far most importantly, online crap detection.

Monday July 6, 2009 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Chamber (via live feed) 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

5:30pm

Concluding Address
Will our grandchildren grow up knowing how to pluck the answer to any question out of the air, summon their social networks to assist them, organize political movements and markets online? Will they collaborate to solve problems, participate in online discussions as a form of civic engagement, share and teach and learn? Or will they grow up knowing that the online world is a bewildering puzzle to which they have few clues, a dangerous neighborhood where their identities can be stolen, a morass of spam and porn, misinformation and disinformation, urban legends, hoaxes, and scams? The humanity or toxicity of next year's digital culture depends to a very large degree on what we know, learn, and teach each other about how to use the one billion Internet accounts and four billion mobile phones available today.

The future tenor of online culture depends now on whether new literacies spread far enough, fast enough in the next few years. Authoritarian control, whether it is by the state or private interests, is not inevitable - yet. The speed, scope, and spread of knowledge is more important at this historic moment than microchips, business models, Web 2.0 services, or fiberoptic cables. And don't swallow the myth of the digital native. Just because young people Facebook, IM, and Youtube, don't assume they know the rhetoric of blogging, collective knowledge gathering techniques, collaborative norms and, by far most importantly, online crap detection.
http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/ http://www.rheingold.com/vc/book/ http://www.smartmobs.com

Monday July 6, 2009 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL