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Digital Future Forum

Book Tickets

Thursday, 24th November 2016
Lynam Hall, Dragon School

Hosted by Guy Gadney (OD 1982), Robin Wong (OD 1990), Ibe Akoh (Head of Curriculum ICT) and our very own 'Digital Dragons'

6.45pm – Arrival
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Speaker panel followed by Q&A
8.00pm - 9.30pm: Drinks reception and networking 

This event is free of charge and open to the whole Dragon Community. Booking is required.

The next event in our Arduus ad Solem: Networking series, focuses on the digital world and the new opportunities it presents. We will be joined by Old Dragons Guy Gadney, Robin Wong, as well as Ibe Akoh, Head of Curriculum ICT, and some of the children to discuss:

What teams are needed to make ideas happen?
How is digital technology changing the way we create stories?
What do young Dragons think the world and the School will look like in 20 years?

This exciting forum is relevant for all ages and will tap into all industry sectors. The event is designed to be inspiring, educational and a chance to meet and network with Old Dragons, current parents and pupils of the Dragon.

Speaker Panel

Robin Wong - Digital Trends and Making Ideas Happen

It’s never been easier to bring an idea to market, and it's never been easier to learn the technologies you need to do it. Robin will give a guided tour of how to make the future happen, through use of technology.

Guy Gadney - Digital Story Telling and the Media

Storytelling has been at the heart of human communication since campfires and cave paintings. Now that we can share our lives globally and instantaneously, what are the new forms of stories that will emerge as we move from story monologues to the era of dialogue?

Ibe Akoh - Preparing Children for the Future 

ICT at the Dragon is not just about learning to code; we don’t place importance on learning specific languages or developing hard skills. Most of the children who learn programming at the Dragon are not likely to go on to do it again, so why is it relevant?

Dragon Children - The Future of Digital

We believe the future holds so many possibilities. There will be exciting changes over the next 20 years and we want to propose changes to the way we are educated to prepare for this future.