Brave Conversation Global 2021

Brave Conversations Global 2021

Once again the 2021 ACM Web Science Conference Week will include Brave Conversations. The event runs from 9:00 BST to 13:00 BST on Monday 21st June.

Last year’s event was in the midst of the global move online forced by Covid 19; since then we have held numerous events around the world thanks to the wonders of the Internet and World Wide Web.

So how has this changed the way we (as humanity) are living online?  What has become normalised and what is still strange?  What changes has this wrought for how we live, work and play?

This 2021 event will reflect on this whilst also exploring the new world that is emerging as we have governments empowered by data, a move to online work and learning and a growing tension between ’safety’ and ‘privacy’.

The objective of Brave Conversations is to bring Web Science to mainstream discussions that take place in everyday life. The conversations rely on what people bring and we hope to bring a broad audience from around the world to question, challenge and converse.

Please join us.  Registration is free and places are limited.  Please note that Brave Conversations Global is not included in the main conference registration fee.

Full details of this event and the whole Web Science Conference programme can be found on our website.

Zoom meetings

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BRC Science Forum Event

BRC Science Forum

Please see below details for our last talks of the BRC Science Forum Term 2, this Friday, the 26th of March.

Click here to join the meeting

Date Speaker Presentation

26th of March
12:30 – 13:30
Prof Mary Barker – Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Science

The value of conversation: why talking to people during the pandemic is every bit as important as surveying, testing and vaccinating them

13:30 – 14:00
Prof Anneke Lucassen – Professor of Clinical Genetics
Prof Dame Wendy Hall – Professor of Computer Science

Digital Health Research Theme

The FORUM will be back on the 23rd of April, the Programme and invites for Term 3 will be circulated in the coming weeks.

iPowerz – A New Digital System for Fast-tracking Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

The University of Southampton India Centre are delighted to invite you to the below seminar at part of the Changing the World 4 Better Series.

iPowerz – A New Digital System for Fast-tracking Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
Dr Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southampton Business School
Thursday 26 November 2020, 11 am UK time | 4.30 pm India time
Please register by ZOOM:
Click here for full details

University India Centre in association with Southampton Business School introduce iPowerz, a new end-to-end digital ecosystem for fast-tracking small business growth and entrepreneurship

iPowerz is a University of Southampton researcher start-up, which provides an integrated digital ecosystem for accelerating entrepreneurship and small businesses across the world. With the aim of reaching a wider community of aspiring next generation entrepreneurs, iPowerz virtually connects start-ups, scale-ups, and small businesses with investors and professional service providers to offer new opportunities for business growth and value creation. The webinar presentation will demonstrate how iPowerz facilitates:

1. Businesses proposing projects to investors and professional service providers through its unique digital ecosystem for collaboration, investment and growth.

2. Crowdfunding of projects that focus on environment, social and governance issues.

3. Creation of private virtual ecosystems to facilitate B2B collaboration within incubators, accelerators, growth hubs, and business associations.

Strategies for a Humanistic Digital Future

Strategies for a Humanistic Digital Future – Third Vienna Workshop on Digital Humanism
You can find the full program at

Join experts and policy-makers in online discussions on Digital Humanism via Zoom:

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Date and time:

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 4:00-6:45pm CET and
Friday, 20 November 2020, 4:00-6:45pm CET

or watch via YouTube LiveStream:

Charity Hackathon 7th-8th Nov

Hackathon | 7-8 November 2020

£1 in every £3 of UK economic output is spent on or via projects. From HS2 through to a new hospital, financial services to defence. The numbers are vast. Yet project delivery is a late adopter of data science and AI. It has the potential to really disrupt how projects are delivered. Project teams are generally very poor at extracting insights from the rich seam of data that emerges during their development. The project data analytics community and task force are trying to change this.

As part of this Projecting success run a hackathon every 4 months in collaboration with Microsoft, the next one is 7-8 November. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to work on real problems, with real data, and helps them build their portfolios and enhance their CVs. There will also be representatives from a number of large companies, which could provide a route to employment and there is a £3k prize.

The hack is run on a community basis, with ticket proceeds (£10 each) going to Cancer Research (less VAT). Projecting success have passed on a discount code for a free ticket for our students. Please pass this on to students who you think might be interested.
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