Learning Gateway Conference: Tomorrow



Tomorrow sees the second Learning Gateway Conference that both Richard Willis and I are very proud to bring to you.

We have a very exciting day of speakers and sessions lined up and we hope you enjoy the day.

The twitter hash tag for the day is #LGCUK10 so if you are unable to attend, listen out to what is being said through twitter.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Learning Gateway Conference 2010, 14th July, London


We are happy to announce that the Learning Gateway Conference is back and we are now taking bookings.


This year we are travelling south and holding the conference in London on the 14th July at Church House around the corner from Westminster Abbey.
The conference will have 3 tracks discussing ‘How to build the Learning Gateway’, ‘User Adoption’ and the new track, ‘School Stories’.
We are delighted to have 5 schools presenting discussing what they have done with the Learning Gateway within their school and how they achieved great adoption in their school.
Here are the tracks and session available.


To cover the cost of the venue and food we are charging £150 for the day which is less than the cost of a cover member of staff for the day and will not blow your budget either.

You can get more information on the session and abstracts for these at the website. http://www.learninggatewayconference.co.uk

You can also get a quote for the event by going clicking here

We look forward to seeing you there.

My Slides from Learning Gateway Conference


Thanks for all those who attended my session on SharePoint Governance for Education.  Remember there is no right and wrong – it all depends on your school.

Here are of the links I used throughout the day

Thanks for Learning Gateway Conference


Richard and I would just like to thank everyone who turned up to the first Learning Gateway Conference during the week.

The event was a massive success and I hope you found the day as useful as we hoped it would for you.  I want to thank all the speakers and all my friends who helped on the day.

We will keep you updated about the next one.  We have ideas but nothing is confirmed yet.

Watch this space.

Thanks again

But I’m a business why should I attend the Learning Gateway Conference?


The Learning Gateway Conference is focused mainly for education but there are at least 10 reasons why you, as IT Pro’s should attend which would benefit your environment.

  1. Simple really – find out about great innovative technologies being used in education
  2. Session 1 – Maintaining your SharePoint
    Steve Smith will talk about best practices for your SharePoint environments, SQL, patching etc.  These are the best practices for education, health and any small or medium sized SharePoint farms
  3. Session 2 – Unified Communications for the Learning Gateway
    Hear Nathan Winters talk about the Microsoft Unified Communications, Office Communications Server, Live Meeting, Group Chat and Exchange.  All these are used in small and medium sized businesses.  Again for any industry.
  4. Session 3 – Sites and Structure
    Andrew Woodward will talk about different site templates you can use and how to structure your site properly with content databases.
  5. Session 4 – Branding
    Whether you are a school or business you still need you site to be branded well.  Hear Penny talk about how to brand your site.
  6. Session 5 – What else can you do with the Learning Gateway
    A session that looks at what else can be done with SharePoint.  Can you benefit from some of these features in your business?  Do they give you ideas for your environment?
  7. Ask the exports!
  8. Hear a great keynote speakers – Steve Beswick, Microsoft's Director of Education
  9. Meeting with suppliers that work in both education and business
  10. COME TO SHAREPINT!!!!  We’ll meet in The Bell bar at the Belfry afterwards.

All that for £150 – not to be missed