If you’re a network manager or in a similar technical networking role in research or education, Networkshop47 is your event.
This is your chance to discover the future of connectivity, while enjoying networking opportunities with your technical peers.
A three-day conference in central Nottingham
For 2019, we return to our tried and tested three-day format, popular with delegates in past years.
Be informed and inspired
Learn about the future of connectivity – while being inspired by speakers, peers and technology experts.
The theme this year is "discovering the next generation of connectivity, together".
We're planning sessions in three core streams:
Connectivity services are at the heart of Networkshop and are key to enabling research and education.
This stream provides first-hand member stories on key topics such as camps, wifi and mobility challenges with a constantly evolving estate. We also look at ethics issues raised by seamless connectivity.
This stream explores the disconnect between core networking and strategy.
Automation is top of everyones agenda and we are pleased to confirm we have six sessions from members on their journeys.
Other topics include 100G networking and the ever-increasing requirements for the bandwith that research requires.
This year we are looking to cover both the human and technical challenges the sector faces with security, and how honey pots can help.
There will be additional sessions around professional technical development and cloud.
Get practical, take-home insights
You’ve told us you value practical takeaways that help you do your job. That’s why Networkshop47 includes practical features such as:
- Our parallels series of case-study talks, which this year includes industry insights
- Our popular lightning talks, which tackle a topic in a five minute blitz
- Industry led demo sessions - showcasing new-to-market products and services meeting the constantly evolving needs and challenges of the sector
During the breaks visit speakers’ corner - grab the mic and voice your thoughts.
You have five minutes, so make them count.
This is a chance for your organisation to engage directly with the community and platform yourself amongst your peers. You can sign up to speak on the day.
Do you have a technical question or need some advice? Drop by the lounge area to meet subject specialists covering connectivity, network engineering, cloud solutions and cyber security. Account managers will also be on hand to help.
Experience life as a student of the future with Natalie 4.0, a VR experience.
Come and chat to members of the training team about your training needs and the courses available to you.
Find the surgery in the exhibition area throughout the conference to talk to:
- Sophie Wilkins, training adviser, Jisc
- Rebecca Burningham, deputy training manager, Jisc
- Matthew Newton, eduroam trainer
If you fill out our training needs survey, you could also be in with a chance of winning a place on the next penetration testing course in London on 26 July and a Vector home robot.
Visit Jisc’s pop-up classroom located next to stands 23 and 34, on the ground floor of the exhibitor area, to dig deeper into ways to create high quality, small group, inclusive learning spaces that provide technology-rich collaborative learning environments right across the campus.
From social spaces in libraries to digital classrooms and large cohort collaborative lecture spaces, environments that support peer-to-peer learning can help you meet the assessment criteria of the teaching excellence and student outcomes framework (TEF), build digital capabilities and provide true accessibility and inclusivity for all students.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make a hands-on evaluation of how students can interact better and co-create their own learning. Read more about the sticky campus.
Network with your community
Our three-day format gives you more chances to network with other delegates. Opportunities include
- Drinks reception - a chance to meet over a drink and light refreshments
- Pub quiz - back by popular demand, the quiz will be hosted following the drinks reception
- Our annual conference dinner - catch up with other experts and discuss what's inspired you at the conference so far. This year, we return to a sit-down, three-course meal, offered as part of the full conference package
- Penetration testing training (fully booked) - Networkshop delegates get a special £150 discount off the training course running before the conference opens, on 8 and 9 April 2019. This hands-on course encourages you to think like a hacker.
The central Nottingham location means there is every opportunity for socialising and networking with your peers, at and around the conference.
Nottingham Conference Centre (part of Nottingham Trent University), Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU.