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23 March 2011   -   25 March 2011
EICC, Edinburgh

The premier IT event for UK universities and colleges - Edinburgh 201

Following this successful conference the presentations from most of the speakers have been published on these web pages.

  • Speakers presentations –  see Programme and linked from PDF icon beside individual session
  • University showcase presentations – see University showcase abstracts linked from title of each session
  • Summary of results from World Cafe session – see Programme Day 2  Interactive World Cafe linked from PDF icon “The results”
  • Twitter feed and Blog postings during conference – see Resources

UCISA is returning to Scotland (but to Edinburgh for the first time) for our 2011 Annual Management Conference. The Conference will address your top concerns, provide an opportunity to consult with your peers and valued partners and, over three focused days, provide the best value consultancy you can get.

At our 2010 Conference, we were awaiting the outcome of a General Election and beginning to prepare our responses to the anticipated crisis in public sector funding.  One of our keynote speakers, Tim Marshall, CEO, JANET(UK), predicted a 25% cut over the term of the next parliament and he was on the money.We are now in the eye of the storm, and our Conference will provide answers and solutions as well as opportunities to share the pain with colleagues who are facing the same issues.For this year’s event we have decided to focus the programme on The Marshall Plan and we have engaged an impressive array of experts to address the five key themes Tim set out so coherently in 2010:

Day One: Know your business
Day Two AM: Know your numbers
Day Two PM: Strive to be trusted/empower the team
Day Three: See over the horizon  

The programme includes a wide range of Business and University Showcases.  In parallel, we will be hosting the largest supplier exhibition for our sector with over 60 key partners and suppliers to the UCISA community.

The conference twitter hashtag is #ucisa11




  The Conference will once again include a formal Conference poster session.  We are introducing for the first time a two hour breakfast programme of one to one meetings between delegates and exhibitors on the Thursday morning – striving to squeeze more value for money from this event.  

Whilst we understand that delegates have to make travel arrangements for their return journey after the Conference on Friday, may we please urge you to make every effort to attend the closing keynote who this year is Eliza Manningham-Buller (ex head of MI5).

We invite you to join us at the UCISA 2011 Annual Management Conference in Edinburgh and look forward to seeing you there. 


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