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Northern Grid Conference and Awards 09


Above: Northern Grid Conference 09

The Northern Grid Awards Ceremony and Conference 2009 held on the 25th till the 26th June at the Gosforth Park Marriott was a huge success!

Northern Grid Awards

This year we had over 100 entries to the Northern Grid for Learning Excellence in ICT Awards. On Thursday 25th June, over 200 pupils and students attended the awards ceremony at Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel.

With 11 categories the Awards celebrate the excellent and innovative ICT work happening in the region’s schools.

Click the image on the right to find our Awards site showing examples of the winning and highly commended entries alone with some photos from the event.

Sharing Success Conference

On Friday 26th June, 200 delegates attended the Northern Grid conference. The keynotes and workshops showcased the excellent work that is happening in the region with presenters from schools and LAs.

Feedback was extremely positive for the whole conference and everyone agreed what the best part was.

100% of the delegates rated the final keynote session as excellent. 

This session was led by pupils with lots of examples of the outstanding work they are doing.

 
Conference Feedback

This year we took advantage of the technology and invited people to contribute to the conference by Twitter. This proved an excellent way for delegates to share their thoughts and for those not able to be there in person to follow what was happening.
@simfin RT @fastlane2 : Posterous | Re: #ngconf09 http://post.ly/13fo
@simfin RT @darktigerlily : #ngconf09 Thanks for great conference... xtranormal animations really fun...here's mine... http://bit.ly/asr3q FANTASTIC!
@humourmachine The #ngconf09 was excellent. The students presentation was amazing! The only downside was I didn't get one of those fab pens!
@mhickson #ngconf09: Watch out Wossy 'n Wogan! These media-savvy, seriously professional looking youngsters are breathing down your necks!