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UKSPA Conference - Swansea Jan 2018

UKSPA Conference - Swansea Jan 2018

Save the Date: 25/26 January 2018

UKSPA will be meeting in Swansea on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018.

Registration:

Registration will be opening in mid November.

Our Hosts:

The Institute of Life Science (ILS), University of Swansea are hosting the conference which will be held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

The Institute of Life Science is Wales’ premier purpose-built medical research and business incubation facility. It is a partnership between Swansea University, Welsh Government, the NHS, ABMU Health Board, and business partners. It provides a cornerstone for the regional MediPark vision being developed as part of the ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) delivered in partnership between University Health Boards, industry, academia, and Welsh Government.

The vision for the ILS is to advance medical science through multi- and inter-disciplinary research and innovation for the benefit of human health, and to link those benefits to the economy by encouraging interaction with other organisations in a spirit of Open Innovation.

Our Venue

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

The Museum is housed in an original listed warehouse linked to a ultra-modern slate and glass building. Here you can discover the Transport, Materials and Networks that were so important and the 'big things' that contributed so much to the industrial history of our nation.

The programme

The programme will be available shortly;

Hotels and Transport

Details will be available shortly;

Museum Exhibitions

There will be opportunities to visit the Museum displays and exhibition which are:

Innovation and Industry in Wales: The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breath-taking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

The vast industrial and maritime heritage of wales is ready to explore via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.

Generation Games: A fascinating collection of computer games consoles from every one of the eight generations of consoles so far released in the UK to allow you to try out the games of yesteryear.

The history of video game consoles is divided into eight ‘Generations’ and the exhibition features them all. It starts from Generation One - the early 1970s when players would often have to mount a plastic screen on their TV to give some simulation of graphics, draw cards from a pack to give them new tasks and even keep score with a pencil and paper – right up to today’s Generation Eight virtual reality games.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Please contact jim.duvall@ukspa.org.uk for information on sponsorship and exhibition space.

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