Digital Evolution is back for 2018!

Join us in London.

Wednesday 21 November, 10am - 4:30pm.

BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ.

Save the date!

Digital Evolution: Digital. Social. Global is taking place on Wednesday 21 November from 10am - 4:30pm at the BT Centre near St Paul’s, a quick 20-minute taxi journey from Kings Cross St Pancras or a 15-minute Tube journey. 

The conference brings together professionals from across the digital and social inclusion spheres, from those working on the frontline in communities to those shaping policy at a local and national level. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, learn something new and find solutions to some of the challenges you’re facing in your community. 

If you’re booking train travel, make sure to book your return journey a little bit later, as we’ll be hosting a post-conference drinks reception at the BT Centre from 4:30pm - 6pm - included in your ticket price.

Tickets are priced at £105+VAT for Online Centres Network members and £140+VAT for others.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Our Chair

Dr Sue Black OBE

We’re delighted to welcome for the first time this year’s Chair Dr Sue Black OBE, one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. Sue is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, social entrepreneur and public speaker. She is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Bletchley Park, the central site for British codebreakers during World War II.

Our Chief Executive

Helen Milner OBE

Helen Milner OBE is the Group Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation. She has 30 years’ experience of working in and leading organisations that create and deliver education on or about the internet, starting in 1985 in the private sector with TTNS, developing internet education content and services for UK children and schools. Earlier in her career, Helen worked in online education in Australia and Japan. In the UK she helped to create the online learning provider learndirect. Helen has worked in the UK House of Commons as a member of The Speaker’s Commission for Digital Democracy and was the Specialist Advisor on Digital Engagement to the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee. She is a Member of the Digital Skills Partnership Board chaired by the UK’s Digital Minister.


Ellen Helsper

Dr Ellen Helsper

Dr Ellen Helsper is Director of the MSc Global Media and Communications (USC) and Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She consults widely for governments, the third and commercial sector on issues to do with citizen and client engagement in increasingly digital societies.

Nicholas Mazzei

Nick Mazzei

Nick Mazzei is the Head of Digital Strategy for BT Corporate Affairs and has led on the development of a number of digital propositions for BT’s Purposeful Business goals. Nick joined BT in April 2014 into Openreach where he led on new digital systems designed to revolutionise Openreach’s network inventory records. Prior to that, Nick served 9 years as a British Army Officer serving in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

Jessica Rees

Jessica Rees

Jessica works in the Media Literacy Research team at Ofcom. She is responsible for managing Ofcom’s Adults’ Media literacy tracker, as well as a range of other market research projects. Jessica joined Ofcom in 2012 as part of the graduate scheme and became a permanent member of the Market Research team in 2014. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

Jess Wilson

Jess Wilson

Jess leads the work that Good Things Foundation does in Australia. She supports the team, connects with local, state, national and international stakeholders and most importantly ensures that we are building a strong, collaborative and supported network of great community organisations across the country. Jess is a community worker at heart and has lived in three states of Australia.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone