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1. ‘Creative Cultures and Multiethnic Communities’, 11-14 January 2015, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
2. ‘Technologies at the Periphery’, 15-18 January 2015, Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Creative Cultures and Multiethnic Communities: Benefits and Challenges of Cultural Diversity
11-14 January 2015, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
This i nternational academic conference explores how localities can harness multiculturalism for community benefit by fostering cultures of creativity and innovation, thus strengthening local business competitiveness. The conference also considers how some multicultural communities develop a sense of shared vision and values and what policymakers and community leaders can do to make the most of multiculturalism’s creative potential. Delegates will have a chance to experience the multicultural Arctic community of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world.
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 June 2014
Technologies at the Periphery: IT Practice and Policy in Rural and Distant Communities
15-18 January 2015, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

http://www.islanddynamics.org/technologiesattheperiphery.html

This international conference explores how IT and communication technologies are altering life in rural and distant communities. The conference will ask how individuals in these communities are using such technologies to interact with one another and influence the outside world as well as how the outside world is using such technologies to influence peripheral areas. Delegates will have a chance to see how IT facilitates daily life in the Arctic community of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world.
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 June 2014

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