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New Global Futurology Conference in Northwest

The Northwest could soon be hosting an annual global technology conference beginning next year to mark the 60th anniversary of the first computer.

The event will be called Futurology and will be held in Manchester. It will bring together high profile speakers from across the world to discuss what technology has in store for us. It is aimed at a wide range of industry sectors across the North West, the UK and the rest of the world and will be first conference of its kind in the UK.

Futurology: 2008 Manchester UK will offer an interactive experience for delegates. A fringe event will allow every delegate to suggest a topic for discussion during the conference and all delegates will have the opportunity to speak or make a presentation. All blogs and records of the conference events and presentations will be made available for free on the internet.

Mike Ryan, Company Secretary at Manchester Digital and founder of digital solutions business Idaho Technology said: "As the birth place of the modern computer it is natural that a conference about futurology should take place in Manchester."

The conference is expected to be a huge boost to the region's digital sector, raising the Northwest's profile and global connections."

The conference is inspired by TED, a large futurology conference held annually in the United States which attracts global speakers like Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Bono.

Wed 12 September 2007

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