About Digitise the Nation

Digitise the Nation is an annual initiative run by the Irish Internet Association to raise awareness of the opportunities internet usage can create in the lives of all the people of Ireland.

As part of its vision to build Ireland into one of the world’s leading countries in which to do business online, and from which to do business online, the Irish Internet Association developed an initiative in 2010 called Digitise the Nation.

The Irish Internet Association aspires for Ireland to be a world class knowledge based society with a real commitment to lifetime learning, the creation of technological innovation and commercialised intellectual capital. The IIA aspires not only for Ireland to be one of the world’s most competitive countries but also a socially inclusive country which adheres to the highest environmental standards.

In order to realise this vision the Irish Internet Association initiated a week-long awareness campaign in 2010 entitled Digitise the Nation. The IIA encouraged members and non-members alike to run events with either

  • a community or local focus, or
  • aimed at groups with limited access to technology
  • or groups traditionally believed to have little interest in technology
  • or free or low-cost events to improve accessibility

Digitise the Nation is an opportunity for every one of our members (and non-members too!) to bring their skills and capabilities to the very widest audience, showing everyone how the internet can be used to communicate with friends and family, transact business to business and business to consumer; how it can be used for education, self-development, career improvement, social interaction, fundraising and raising awareness and campaigns on local issues. This is a chance to show how the internet can make life easier, more fulfilling and more fun. We can show people that the internet is the ultimate communication medium and that communication isn’t one-way or two-way but every way!

So if you would like to get involved and run an event in your area please fill out this form. In this form we ask you for contact details, some details about your proposed event and your preferred date for your event.

The event can be a one off event or part of a series. It can be a brand new event, developed for Digitise the Nation, or it can be a longstanding event given a DTN11 twist.

Please contact Roseanne Smith, IIA Membership Manager, at members@iia.ie or 01 542 4154, to discuss your ideas or if you have any other queries.

You can also keep up to the minute about this initiative by following the DTN11 hashtag on Twitter, liking the IIA on Facebook or subscribe on your right for email updates or RSS feeds.

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  1. Digitise the Nation 2011 « WebResults' Blog says:

    [...] Digitise the Nation is an annual programme run by the Irish Internet Association to raise awareness of the opportunities the internet can create for the people of Ireland. The IIA set up this week long awareness programme to help build Ireland into one of world’s leading countries in online business. This year its running form the 9th – 13th May. [...]

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