Sunderland to host IT in the community conference

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Sunderland to host IT in the community conference

Warwick Ashford

Sunderland, the winner of the government’s digital challenge competition is soon to become the first city in north east England to host an international IT event.

The International IT in the Community Conference 2007 will bring more than a thousand IT businesses and professionals together at the University of Sunderland on the fifth and sixth of July.

The conference will be supported by an established IT exhibition, IT Works, which will host stands from leading industry suppliers.

Chris Laws, project manager for the event, says being selected to host this event will give Sunderland the opportunity to showcase its plans to tackle social exclusion through digital media.

The two-day conference will include a regional directors’ forum and discussion on a wide range of topics such as wireless cities, the digital challenge and IT as a career.

The conference will look at IT and communities; particularly how many communities, both urban and rural, are becoming increasingly detached from the digital world and what can be done to tackle this.

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