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Festival of Assemblies – theme ‘Personalisation’

The JISC-SSBR Institutional Innovation Festival of Assemblies, on the theme ‘Personalisation‘, takes place as follows:

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2010
Time: 9.30 am – 4 pm (doors open 9.00 for those setting up project displays/outputs/products)
Venue: ‘Conference Centre Oxford’, Cantay House, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JD.
The centre is a few minutes walk from the Oxford Rail Station. (See details of location, transport and park and ride). View Conference Centre Oxford in a larger map, and this small map shows exactly how to get from the station to the centre.

* View the updated programme schedule.

The JISC will pay travel expenses for two delegates from each of the Phase 3 LLLWFD projects and provide lunch, coffee and tea at the meeting. Should 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” in the booking form.

We cannot re-imburse accommodation costs. If you require accommodation, please book and pay from your project budget. There are a limited number of self-catering OXSTAY apartments alongside the conference centre. As there are other events in Oxford at that time you do need to book early. Contact Mark Iles, Reservation Manager, Tel: 01865 254077. Other accommodation details can be found at Visit Oxford. The closest hotel is the Royal Oxford Hotel, across the road, rooms from £89 single per night.


Activities include parallel sessions of collaborative Assembly sessions led by LLLWFD – Phase 3 and BR projects. Assembly spaces are in 2 hour sessions and an assembly can take one or two sessions. More about Assemblies can be found here.

Trade fair
All phase 3 (LLLWFD) projects are invited to bring for display and ‘sale’ some form of ‘productised’ project outputs/products. Other attendees, including JISC managers and representatives from other JISC programmes, will select from those displayed their choice in terms of assessed value to the sector. There will be prizes for those projects with most ‘sales’.

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. They don’t all need to be large and complex. Products could be small, quick-win type solutions, for example.

Contact your project’s SSBR team member (Patsy or Ellen) if you would like to discuss further any aspect of your contribution.

Please address any inquiries concerning registration for the Festival of Assemblies to
Caroline Coultas (

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival of Assemblies!

Best wishes
George Roberts
JISC Institutional Innovation Support Project

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