Institute of Telecommunications Professionals Christmas Lecture:
Your World in Your Hand - 40 Years of the Mobile Phone
Date: 7th December 2013
Time: Registration from 11.30am for a 12.00 noon start, doors open 10.00am.
Venue: MediaCityUK, within the University of Salford's building.
Speaker: Professor Nigel Linge BSc PhD FHEA MITP FBCS CITP FIET CEng, Professor of Telecommunications, University of Salford
Professor Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford, will deliver the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals’ annual Christmas Regional Events this year. Professor Linge is passionate about telecoms, and is sure to deliver an interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking presentation.
This year’s lecture will explore the fascinating world of the mobile phone which has recently celebrated its 40th birthday. See how the mobile has been transformed from a brick to a modern smart phone, learn how it all works, appreciate the engineering that makes it all possible and consider how it has become an essential part of our lives. Using a collection of handsets and interactive demonstrations, the lecture will bring the world of the mobile phone to life and with the latest incarnation of the mobile phone show the true potential of today’s 4G technology as provided by EE.
There will also be a mobile phone display, a mini exhibition in the venue, over 300 different mobiles, so you may like to arrive earlier to look at them. The doors will open at 10.00am. It will also be helpful to arrive earlier if you are bringing mobiles with you because we will have to process and record those for the record attempt. The University maintains a large collection of mobiles for use with their programme of public and schools engagement and if you would like to donate your old mobiles to that collection, then they would be gratefully received.
The cafe on site will open at 10.00am for hot and cold refreshments.
To reserve your free place, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit: www.theitp.org or www.salford.ac.uk