On the 8th and 9th June JISC and UKOLN hosted the Survive or Thrive conference in Manchester. This event hadn’t been without its challenges in the planning stages but it came together brilliantly over the two days (give or take the occasional AV problem) with an agenda full of interesting talks and an engaged and knowledgeable audience eager to debate the issues.
I’m not going to report on the event here but rather point to the quite incredible live blog that Owen Stephens produced during the event (I swear sometimes he had published his posts before the audience had finished clapping the speaker!).
You can also check out an analysis of the Twitter tag on the Eduserv Labs Summarizr site (a bit of a disclaimer here is that we did end up clashing tags with a Spanish fishing event of all things but it doesn’t seem to have made much difference to the analysis!) .
We also videoed all the talks and have started to make them available on the Survive or Thrive site.
If you attended the event I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and if not I do urge you to check out the videos.