Change Agents in Higher Education (ssbr0110)
The Institutional Innovation Exchange met on 28-29 January 2010 at Aston University Lakeside Conference Centre in Birmingham.
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Thursday 28 January 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
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Thank you for booking on to the JISC Institutional Innovation Exchange Programme meeting on 28-29 January 2010. The event will be held at the Aston University Lakeside Conference Centre in Birmingham (map and directions ), with accommodation in the adjacent Aston University Business School Conference Centre.
A floor plan of the conference centre is (here) for your information. The main conference sessions will be in Suites 2 and 3 and the Trade Fair will take place in Suites 1 and 4. Please note the details are still subject to minor changes. The programme meeting timetable is here (http://ssbr0110.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/).
Accommodation has been arranged for 28 January for those who requested it on their booking form. We have allocated time at 6.30pm for check in; you will need to check out at breakfast time the following day. Aston have given us a bed and breakfast deal, so if you have not booked to stay, please arrive at the Lakeside Conference Centre for a 9am start on day 2.
Any special dietary requirements have been passed on to Aston and the catering staff will have made arrangements should the menu not cater for your requirements. Please make yourself known to them when lunch and dinner are served.
Please note that due to the parking restrictions on site, there will be no parking spaces for you. Please travel by public transport; details are listed on the attached directions.
Institutional Innovation Projects Trade Fair Briefing
All the Phase 2 Institutional Innovation Projects, which finish in March 2010, are expected to contribute to the Trade Fair and project teams will have worked with their support-team contacts to “productize” project outputs. Please arrive at 11am on 28 January to set up your stand.
Buying and Selling
Each project will need a seller and a buyer. One of you will manage your stall space, convincing other projects of the usefulness and appeal of your ‘products’ and the other will evaluate other projects’ products and decide which to invest in. You can swap during the session if you’d like to but you’ll need to be able to both buy and sell.
Each project’s product will be valued at one JISC Innovation Currency Exchange Units; products may be sold more than once. “Purchasers” will be issued with a fixed number of JISC ICE Units (”Ice Lolly”) with which to buy products; purchasers will evaluate their purchasing decision using the Institutional Innovation Exchange Purchase Order
Who will sell the most?
Your project’s products will be directly related to your final report and outputs. You might have two or three products and these should be goods, services, models or good practice that you can offer to other institutions. Your products might be:
Your products will be determined by your project outcomes and outputs. They will demonstrate to the outside world how your project is transferable, or has elements, documentation or lessons, that other institutions could find useful and put into practice. It’s important when deciding on your products that you think about your final report and outputs – what will be in there that you can use for this?
Obviously the services or outputs you offer don’t have to be finished, salable commodities by the time of the meeting. But the ideas and your ability to articulate and pitch them should be. They don’t all need to be large and complex. Products could be small, quick win type solutions for example.
You’ll need to represent your products – maybe give a token to other projects who buy. This could be in the form of anything, although making them out of paper may be the easiest. Tokens could be in the shape of icons, or certificates or bonds – whatever you think works.
Each project exhibiting at the Trade Fair will have a stand. This will consist of a table approximately 1.5M x .75M with a posterboard 4ft x 5ft behind, to which you may fix posters, etc. Each stand will have an electricity supply. You will have to provide your own laptop. There will not be projection equipment at the stand. The stands will be arranged in two rooms, 11 stands per room. You will be assigned to a stand according to who your project support team contact is. Each stand will be staffed by one member of the project team (the other team member/s will be “purchasers”).
Each purchaser will be issued with 5 purchase orders to purchase up to 5 products from whomsoever they wish. Team members may not buy their own team’s products! Each purchaser will be identifying their “top five” items from across the programme and must indicate the reason for their purchase briefly on the purchase order.
There will be a “trading desk” in each exhibition room and purchase orders should be brought to the trading desk as soon as they are completed.
Leader Board and Prizes!
We will try to run a real-time leader board showing who has sold how much of what and prizes (ice lollies) will be awarded for the most items sold and for the best purchase rationale. Organisers reserve the right to award as many prizes as they wish. (Kind of like at the Chelsea Flower Show)
We look forward to seeing you at the event next week. If you have any queries about the event or your booking, please contact Caroline Coultas (email@example.com)
Dear participants in the JISC Institutional Innovation Programme.
The Institutional Innovation Exchange is the JISC Institutional Innovation Programme meeting on 28-29 January 2010. The event will be held at the Aston University Lakeside Conference Centre in Birmingham, with accommodation in the adjacent Aston University Business School Conference Centre.
The programme meeting timetable is here (http://ssbr0110.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/)
Please follow this (link) to the booking form and register, now.
All projects in all phases of the programme must send two delegates from their project team to the programme meeting. If you wish to send more than two delegates we will be operating a waiting list and will allocate available places on a first-come-first served basis. Please indicate your wish to be on the waiting list under “any additional comments”.
The JISC will pay overnight accommodation and all meals, coffees and tea. Lunch on Friday will be by request. Projects must meet travel costs from their own budgets. If your journey to Birmingham will take more than five hours we may be able to provide a limited number of rooms on the evening of Wednesday 27 January.
Please address any inquiries to Caroline Coultas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you at the Innovation Exchange!