Beyond Video Conferencing

A talk by Darran Gillan
Event Organiser, YMCA Paisley

15 June 2021, 10:00 AM

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About this talk

This is a one day conference to explore the use of digital technologies and platforms to engage socially and digitally excluded young people. In doing so, the conference with draw together up to 50 leaders from social care, education, youth work and business to consider alternative approaches and uses of digital, media and technology to enhance/ transform young people's online and offline learning experiences, in particular in response to the pandemic.

The Conference will contain 4 key themes that run throughout the event, with breakout activities that promote knowledge exchange, facilitate development of real-world ideas and then involve young people in developing next steps.

Draft Structure:

  • Keynote Opening Address
  • First Break Out Session - conceptual thinking: (1) Digital Disruption (2) Digital Outreach (3) Digital Divide (4) Circular Economy
  • First Panel Discussion: Debating Data
  • Second Break Out Session - practical implementation: (1) Digital Disruption (2) Digital Outreach (3) Digital Divide (4) Circular Economy
  • Networking Lunch
  • Second Panel Discussion: Learning & Best Practice post-pandemic
  • Third Break Out Session - involving young people: (1) Digital Disruption (2) Digital Outreach (3) Digital Divide (4) Circular Economy
  • Closing Comments

"This is a collaborative submission from SoapBox Youth Centre in London, described by The Guardian (2021) as delivering ""21st Century Youth Work"" and twice nominated 'Digital Leaders Charity of the Year' YMCA Paisley in Scotland.