Thursday February 25th 2010 in London.
Themes will be relevant to anyone working with local government in the social media/digital engagement space. We are aiming to create spaces for discussion and engagement, the sharing of experiences and creation of new ideas. Conversations are encouraged. We will have lots of parallel sessions and break-out spaces. In the tradition of localgovcamps, you set the agenda in the beginning of the morning and afternoon sessions.
Anke Holst seems to be leading the organisation on this. I highly recommend you book a space now – use this EventBrite page. BarCamp offer so much more conversation, discussion and exploration of ideas than traditional conferences.
If you are interested in the do’s and don’ts of getting your members and officers online then you should come along. Chat to those who have been there before you or even better share your experience if you’ve already been down the road.
I had a tweet yesterday from a friend saying how a certain DVD had appeared on their desk with instructions to watch and digest. I’m assuming it is the CivicSurf DVD because one was sent to every CEO of every local authority in the UK due to arrive yesterday and today.
I’m glad that the CEO from the council above actually opened the package and saw that it was relevant to my Twitter-friend, but I’d be far more pleased were we to get comments here saying that the CEO had watched it themselves (only 15 minutes long) and found it so interesting and inspiring that they visited the site to get more information.
So for those of who who are visiting this page because you’ve received the DVD – you may be asking what next? The answer is: Show it to your councillors and senior colleagues. Let them see what some very typical councillors thought about blogging. Let them see and hear what some of the most experienced bloggers thought of it.
We can help too. If you let us know you want to show the film we’ll arrange for an experienced blogger to attend and answer any questions that arise. Just drop me a line at email@example.com or call on 01225 869413.