London is one of the most international and ethnically diverse cities and business centres in the world. With over 300 community languages spoken at schools and more than 4 out of every ten Londoners (42 per cent) identifying themselves as from a group other than white British.
Working within the University of East London with over 120 nationalities, and the International business community in London, the Noon Centre is host for this conference, which aligns with the objectives of the Centre - embracing diversity, and educating others.
The conference will focus on the impacts of technology change and information gathering on community empowerment, freedoms, social and economic inclusion, redrawing the boundaries of business and social change.
This international conference features global perspectives on equality and diversity facilitating sharing of knowledge and expertise between researchers and sector specific experts. The conference will offer the tools to stay up-to-date and at the forefront of good practice in equality and will feature the latest research in the field.
The research this year will explore how communication technologies are changing equality and diversity, and will feature tech clusters like ‘Tech City’ and their cases with multicultural entrepreneurship.
New media owners, economic development and the digital divide;
David Honig, President Emeritus and General Consul, US Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, USA;
Uday Dholakia OBE, Chairman, National Asian Business Association.
Discussant: Dr Nancy J Hafkin,Senior Associate, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), retired, United Nations.
Miriam Mukasa; Kathy Walker, Senior Lecturers, University of East London.
Dr Sophia Huyer, Executive Director, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), Ontario, Canada;
Dr Juliet Webster, Director, Gender and ICT Group, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Spain;
Professor Bernd Stahl, Professor of Critical Research in Technology, Director, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University.