On Thursday, I'll give a talk for the DCMS and PODIUM conference 'Evaluating and Researching the Games'. I'll give a talk titled: '#media2012: the regenerative potential and economic value of citizen journalism',

Here's the programme for the day:

Researching and Evaluating the Games Conference

Thursday 23rd February 2012 Department for Culture, Media and Sport 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome from the Chair Professor Ian Henry Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research Loughborough University

10.05 – 10.15    Opening Address, David Brooker, DCMS

10.15 – 10.35 Overview of the Meta-Evaluation, Alex Wilkinson, DCMS

 10.35 – 10.50   Games Experts. Gareth Smith, Podium

10.50 – 12:05     Panel discussion on the London 2012 ‘Legacy Plan’ – Sport Dr Geoff Nicholls, University of Sheffield Dr Ian Richards, Leeds Metropolitan University Barbara Bell, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University Professor Mike Weed, Canterbury Christ Church University

12:05 – 12.20   Introduction to the ICSEMIS 2012  Professor Celia Brackenbridge OBE, Chair of ICSEMIS 2012 Local Organising Committee

12:20 – 13:10    Lunch

13:10 – 14:25  Panel discussion on the London 2012 ‘Legacy Plan’ – Economics and East London Regeneration Professor Gavin Poynter, University of East London Dr Andrew Smith, University of Westminster Professor Allan Brimicombe, University of East London Professor Andy Miah, University of the West of Scotland

14:25 – 14:40  Knowledge Legacy of the 2012 London Games

Dr Vassil Girginov, Brunel University


14:40 – 15:00   Coffee Break


15:00 – 16:15   Panel discussion on the London 2012 ‘Legacy Plan’ – Community Engagement

Sarah Minshull, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University Dr Beatriz Garcia, University of Liverpool Chris Charlton, Sky Blue Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Canterbury Christ Church University


16:15 – 16:20  Closing remarks Professor Ian Henry, Loughborough University