While networking sessions provide a meeting place for communities that possibly never worked together before, workshops present the state-of-the-art in a domain and provide a platform for knowledge exchange and learning. "They are less formal discussion groups than the official conference sessions, encouraging active participation and lateral thinking. They are open to everybody who wishes to attend." Informs the Helsinki IST 2006 website.
- Working together
- Exchange and learning
- Less formal
- Encourage active participation
- Lateral thinking
- Creativity and interaction
21 - 23 November 2006 IST Event 2006 Helsinki, Finland. The IST conference is the main networking event and showcase covering research and development in information society technologies (IST). The event is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the European Union, and will coincide with the launch of the EU's Seventh Framework R&D Programme.
- The main networking event
- Covering research and development
- Information society technologies
- The European Commission
- The Finnish Presidency of the European Union