Information and Communication Technology Summit

02/19/2009 10:00 am
02/22/2009 5:00 pm
Etc/GMT-7

Registration is now open for the First Nations Technology Council's 5th Annual Conference at www.ictsummit.ca.

There is an early bird registration fee of $125 plus $75 for the First Nations Pre-Conference day (Feb. 19), which focuses on land, marine, resource and environmental health information management, including going forward to build the First Nations Shared Information Service, as well as an E-Health update. Please note: If FNTC is successful in securing more Conference funding, the registration fee will be refunded, together with any travel subsidies that are approved once your travel claim is reimbursed.

Our keynote speakers – Grand Chief Ed John and John McKnight from Northwestern University - will discuss how technology can support building strong communities, and how learning to do community asset mapping can identify resources you never realized exist in communities. Be part of building the $5m First Nations ICT Capacity Plan – capacity being defined as computer user skills, technician training and technical support.

Learn how to market your local goods to international markets; how you can become a rap or a rock star, or how to become a film producer.

Learn basic Records Management skills to help manage a resource that is as important as your human, financial or natural resources.

Learn how other communities are building capacity in their Community Learning Centres. Find out how a Biodiversity project is discovering traditional technologies that are very relevant today.

These are just some of the sessions being offered. There are still a couple of open sessions so if you have a project you’d like to present at the Conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

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