Information Age Reception

6 Nov 2014, 15:15 - 18:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Tel: 020 7219 8377

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POST’s 2014 annual reception celebrates the opening of Information Age, a new permanent gallery at the Science Museum that tells the story of how information and communication technologies have transformed our lives over the last 200 years.

This reception will give attendees the opportunity to hear from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and meet researchers involved in the collection, processing and interpretation of data. Guests will also be invited to meet the team behind the Information Age gallery and explore exhibits provided by the Science Museum, Cubic Transportation Systems and Elsevier, showcasing information and communication technologies past and present.

Programme

3.15pm Registration and refreshments

3.30pm Chair’s Welcome:
Adam Afriyie MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Keynote:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, President and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute

Introductions to exhibits:
Ian Blatchford, Director, the Science Museum
Martin Howell, Director, Worldwide Communications, Cubic Transportation Systems

4.00pm Exhibition and drinks reception

6.00pm Close

To attend please register at eventbrite by clicking here or telephone 020 7219 8377 by Monday 3rd November.

This event follows POST’s seminar on Big Data and Governance, for further details please click here.

 

This event is sponsored by Cubic Transportation Systems.