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Digital Trust and Society Forum 2023

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5 July 2023 9:30 - 16:30

Digital Trust and Society Forum 2023

Date & Time: Wednesday 5th July 2023, 09:30 - 16:30 (in-person, canapés and drinks  will follow the main event).

Venue: Hyatt Regency Manchester, 55 Booth St West, Manchester M15 6PQ

The Centre for Digital Trust and Society was launched in 2021 to focus interdisciplinary research expertise at the University of Manchester on the barriers and enablers of trust in digital technologies. The Forum brings together interdisciplinary researchers and key partners to explore current challenges and opportunities in trust and security in our digital society. We welcome researchers, public sector, industry and community partners with an interest in digital trust and security issues in society to join us for an engaging day of building connections and sharing insights. Lunch will be provided and the event will be followed by a networking reception.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Madeline Carr (UCL) as our Keynote speaker for the event. Other distinguished speakers include: international guest experts (Professors Bart Preneel (KU Leuven) and Liz Campbell (Monash University)); leading University of Manchester expertise across the digital trust and security space (Professors  Richard Allmendinger,   Emma Barrett, Peter Knight, Nicholas Lord, Stephen Hutchings, Sophia Ananiadou, and Drs Louise Dennis and André Freitas), guests from other UK-Based Higher Education Institutes (Bella Orpen (Cardiff University) and Professors Peter Kawalek (Loughborough University) and Keely Crockett (MMU)); and guests from industry and the public sector  (Laura Waters (Ofcom) and Dr Robin Renwick (Trilateral Research)). 

Please note: places are limited by venue capacity and registration may close early.

Programme Overview 

  • Registration and Refreshments: 09:30 - 10:00
  • Keynote Presentation: 10:15 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break: 11:00 - 11:15
  • Panel 1: AI transparency, ethics and security: 11:15 - 12:30
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 13:30 
  • Panel 2: Tackling online disinformation: 13:30 - 14:45
  • Coffee Break: 14:45 - 15:00
  • Panel 3: What's next in digital security and trust?: 15:00 - 16:15
  • Networking Reception: 16:30 - 18:00

The Centre for Digital Trust and Society is a focal point for research across the University of Manchester that explores aspects of trust and security in our digital world.  The Centre is part of Digital Futures, a highly interdisciplinary network which operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research. 

To find out more about activity in Digital Futures, sign up to the Digital Futures newsletter here.

For a preferential guest rate of £148.08 per night at the Hyatt Regency (including breakfast), please visit, select the green ‘Individual bookings’ box and follow the instructions on screen. Bookings subject to availability.

Banner image adapted from a photo by Mylo Kaye on Unsplash.

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5 July 2023 9:30 - 16:30
Hyatt Regency Manchester 55 Booth Street West Manchester M15 6PQ

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