[HOT] Fwd: Invitation to speak at RCUK China workshop, Shanghai, 26-28 September

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Thu Jul 29 18:05:06 BST 2010


There is no way I can go, I'm all for Schuyler or Harry doing this.

-Kate

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:
> I'd also love the opportunity to go our work on the earthquake
> response, as well as present my impressions from Haiti after the
> disaster.
>
> SDE
>
> * On 29-Jul-2010 at  9:56AM EDT, Tim Waters said:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> I've been contacted by Celia Russell from Manchester, there is a
>> workshop in Shanghai in September 26-28 and they want a speaker to
>> talk about OSM and development.
>>
>> Travel and subsistence is provided.
>>
>> "the workshop is about ICT and international development so they need
>> be able to talk about openstreetmap in terms of the underlying
>> technologies/architecture and its potential impact on the developing
>> world." see attached mails for more info.
>>
>> I can't make it, neither can Mikel Maron, who was their other choice,
>> so opening up to see if anyone's interested and available. Harry Wood
>> has said that he can make it.
>>
>> They want to arrange this very soon, so if you could get back to me
>> ASAP, I can give them some names to pick from. There may be bonus
>> points for experience with UN and Codata, UK or Chinese citizen, but
>> it's by no means essential.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> Tim
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Celia Russell <celia.russell at manchester.ac.uk>
>> Date: 28 July 2010 22:39
>> Subject: Re: Invitation to speak at RCUK China workshop
>> To: Tim Waters <tim at geothings.net>
>>
>>
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Thanks for getting back so quickly and offering to contact a potential
>> speaker. Let me tell you what we need:
>>
>> - a really good communicator. The working language of the workshop is
>> Englsh but for most people there englsh will be a second language
>>
>> - the workshop is about ICT and international development so they need
>> be able to talk about openstreetmap in terms of the underlying
>> technologies/architecture and its potential impact on the developing
>> world.
>>
>> - someone who can talk about the Haiti mapping as the strand is about
>> disaster mitigation and environmrntal monitoring
>>
>> - they need to be on top of their subject, good at answering
>> unexpected questions and have a general interest in the use of ditigal
>> technologies to promote development
>>
>> - someone willing and able to contribute to Roundtale discussion on
>> the last morning of the workshop on building new international
>> collaborations on ICT and development
>>
>> Bonus items: it would even better if they:
>> - are based at an academic insitution esp if its a UK or Chinese uni
>> - are Chinese or UK national
>>
>> if you have any one who you think may fit the bill please could you
>> give me a ring to discuss tomrrow morning? or give me a phone no and
>> time and I'll call you.
>>
>> Also i need to talk to Kamie first as I think he had an alternative
>> speaker up his sleeve.
>>
>> thanks celia
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Quoting Tim Waters <tim at geothings.net>:
>>
>> > Hi Celia,
>> >
>> > many thanks for the invitation, - unfortunately, although I'm very
>> > interested in speaking, it looks like it overlaps in part with the AGI
>> > Conference at which i'm presenting. Would it be okay for me to ask
>> > around some of the other members of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
>> > Team, and see if they are available?
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Tim
>> >
>> > On 28 July 2010 17:10, Celia Russell <celia.russell at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Dear Tim,
>> >>
>> >> I am writing to find out whether you would be willing and able to travel to
>> >> Shanghai to take part in an RCUK workshop looking at how new developments in
>> >> mapping, e-infrastrutures and data technologies can aid development in the
>> >> poorest regions of the world.
>> >>
>> >> RCUK and the National Natural Science Foundation of China have jointly
>> >> funded a workshop on the innovative use of technologies to promote good
>> >> development.  As this stage in this collaboration we are jointly organising
>> >> a workshop entitled ICT and eKnowldge for The Developing World: how digital
>> >> technologies can create better lives in Shanghai on the 26-28 September
>> >> 2010.  The workshop forms part of the UN GAID annual meeting.
>> >>
>> >> I am writing to find out whether or not you would be able to attend and make
>> >> a short presentation at this workshop on openstreetmap and the role it can
>> >> play in disaster mitigation espcially in the developing world.
>> >> Kamie Kimitto, who met you at the Open Source GIS event at Nottingham, will
>> >> be speaking in the same strand.  If you can participate, your travel and
>> >> subsistence costs will, of course, be covered.
>> >>
>> >> I do hope that you will be able to accept this invitation. Apologies for the
>> >> relatively short notice but we have only just recevied the award
>> >> letter. Please email or phone me if you wish to discuss this further before
>> >> deciding. We are aiming to get a draft programme together by the end of this
>> >> week so a prompt response would be much appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> With best wishes
>> >>
>> >> Celia
>> >>
>> >> ****************************************
>> >> Dr Celia Russell
>> >> Mimas,
>> >> University of Manchester,
>> >> Oxford Rd,
>> >> Manchester,
>> >> M13 9PL
>> >>
>> >> Tel: 0161 275 0609
>> >> Email: celia.russell at manchester.ac.uk
>> >> http://www.mimas.ac.uk
>> >> ****************************************
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
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