• EduGeek Preston Conference 2011

    It's that time of year again when we invite you all to make you way up, down and across to Preston in Lancashire on Thursday 2nd of June for a day of informed talks from companies specialising in education and other areas, socialising and meeting the site sponsors and being pampered by us.

    This year we also have a change of venue as we have now adopted the University of Central Lancashire's Westleigh Conference Centre as our new venue location this year. Just a 5 minutesí drive from the Ibis hotel it means no more trekking to Chorley and booking coaches. As always, the conference is free as we shall keep you up to date on speakers as and when we can confirm them. Please note we have booked 80 seats, so it's first come first served and booking is being handled via EventBright.

    Register Here

    Confirmed speakers are:

    • Dell (courtesy of Joskos) - Demonstrating the Dell Kace automation system
    • Lancaster University Network Services - Schools and independent internet connections
    • Rick Byers - The Data Protection Act - Myths and Musts
    • Adobe - Adobe products and support
    • AEG - UPS and power management
    • SmoothWall - Netcap


    We shall also have tables exhibiting products and services from our speakers and other companies. These include:

    ICT-Direct
    SmoothWall
    Joskos/Dell
    Meru
    Net-Ctrl
    LUNS
    Adobe
    Invictus Technology/Zybert Computing



    Travel and hotels

    As usual we recommend that you stay at the Ibis Preston North which is comfortable, cheap and a mere 5 minute drive from the venue: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-31...rth/index.shtm

    The venue is easy to get to and you can get the location and directions from this site here:
    http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/s...ces/travel.php

    And for those of you using sat-nav you can use this address to find your way:

    Westleigh Conference Centre
    Lea Road
    PR4 0RB Preston



    For those that cannot attend
    We will be streaming the conference online courtesy of Adobe and Adobe Connect. More details are to follow about the streaming service.

    If you have a ticket but cannot attend after all
    Please please contact us ASAP as we can usually allocate your space to another member, the sooner you let us know the faster we can fill the vacant slot.
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. teejay's Avatar
      teejay -
      Well, I was going to attend after having a great time at the Reading conference, but the mrs surprised me for my birthday by booking a few days staying in a castle over half term. Ah well, next year
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
      Well, I was going to attend after having a great time at the Reading conference, but the mrs surprised me for my birthday by booking a few days staying in a castle over half term. Ah well, next year
      Aww that's a shame as we really enjoyed meeting you in Reading, have a lovely Birthday though and enjoy your time in the castle
    1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
      TheScarfedOne -
      Indeed - enjoy the break! Im sure there will be another EduGeek event soon which you can attend :-)
    1. Amber_AEGUPS's Avatar
      Amber_AEGUPS -
      Hi All,

      Any requests for topics that you would like covered at the EduGeek Conference 2011.
      I'll try to cover as many as possible, please let me know ASAP so as to avoid death by powerpoint
      Please can I have requests by Friday 20th please.

      Thank you

      Amber

      AEG Power Solutions
    1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
      TheScarfedOne -
      What time are people arriving on the Wednesday? Me and @EduTech are looking to get to Preston Station for between 3 and 4; so anyone staying at the Ibis is welcome to catch a ride with us (and coffees/alcoholic beverages if desired).

      Looking forward to it! Are we doing the Geek T-shirts again for one/both nights?

      Stuart
    1. Soulfish's Avatar
      Soulfish -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
      What time are people arriving on the Wednesday? Me and @EduTech are looking to get to Preston Station for between 3 and 4; so anyone staying at the Ibis is welcome to catch a ride with us (and coffees/alcoholic beverages if desired).

      Looking forward to it! Are we doing the Geek T-shirts again for one/both nights?

      Stuart
      I'm aiming to get there for around 4-5ish on the Wednesday. Staying both nights, but I own an embarrassing lack of geeky clothing
    1. EduTech's Avatar
      EduTech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
      I'm aiming to get there for around 4-5ish on the Wednesday. Staying both nights, but I own an embarrassing lack of geeky clothing
      Glad to hear you are coming sir, as for geeky wear I've had to make a draw for my t-shirts!! and half another draw is becoming filled hehe! fun times!
    1. GrumbleDook's Avatar
      GrumbleDook -
      Geeky t-shirts? Well, that nice bloke at BoFHCam.org has put his t-shirts online again at BOFHcam: Home: Zazzle.co.uk Store so I might pick up some more before the conference. Only missing "Why you can't find..." from the collection now.
    1. ComputingData's Avatar
      ComputingData -
      Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
      Glad to hear you are coming sir, as for geeky wear I've had to make a draw for my t-shirts!! and half another draw is becoming filled hehe! fun times!
      I would really like to attend (I did last year), but I'm from a Company. I filled in the 'contact us' page, but no-one has got back to me, did you get the info?
    1. f21970's Avatar
      f21970 -
      Hey guys,
      Should I have received a ticket or something? Or is it give name on the door .... if so who's acting as the bouncer? Is it Meat Loaf?
    1. f21970's Avatar
      f21970 -
      Testing post - sent two neither appeared!!
    1. f21970's Avatar
      f21970 -
      I haven't received my ticket yet....is there a bouncer on the door taking names? Is it Meat Loaf?
    1. EduTech's Avatar
      EduTech -
      you mean meatloaf as in @Dos_Box ?

      You should have a Ticket in your email account that is sent, maybe it has gone to your Junk Email.

      If not, login to event bright http://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets/ and you can print off your ticket there.

      James.
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by f21970 View Post
      I haven't received my ticket yet....is there a bouncer on the door taking names? Is it Meat Loaf?
      When you signed up you should have had an email from the registration system confirming your place and an e-ticket for it.

      I'm afraid meat-loaf was unavaliable but we do have the lovely @SimpleSi who I am sure could do a great impression after a few beers of Meat Loaf
    1. Gatt's Avatar
      Gatt -
      Quote Originally Posted by f21970 View Post
      I haven't received my ticket yet....is there a bouncer on the door taking names? Is it Meat Loaf?
      You're names not down, you're not coming in...
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by f21970 View Post
      Hey guys,
      Should I have received a ticket or something? Or is it give name on the door .... if so who's acting as the bouncer? Is it Meat Loaf?
      Have you received the confirmation email after you booked?
    1. SimpleSi's Avatar
      SimpleSi -
      @f21970
      I always remember a pretty face - I'll let you in

      Si
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      @f21970 your name is on the list btw EduGeek.net - Our members attending the conference

      ComputingData: we will be in touch soon, there have been a few hold ups getting final numbers.
    1. ComputingData's Avatar
      ComputingData -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
      @f21970 your name is on the list btw EduGeek.net - Our members attending the conference

      ComputingData: we will be in touch soon, there have been a few hold ups getting final numbers.
      Ok, np. Thanks.
    1. russdev's Avatar
      russdev -
      Just thought let you all know last minute talks Impero will have a stand at the conference and hopefully a nice prize you can win as well..

      Russell
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