Introducing South West LocalGovCamp #swlocalgc

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Right, no date or venue confirmed yet but South West LocalGovCamp is on the cards and is now entering the planning stage for an Autumn date (likely to be early October).

There has been a little bit of talk about organising this on a Friday instead of a Saturday (which presents additional challenges and opportunities) but I have no preference as long as it works.

So can you let me know via the poll below which option works best for you.

Now there is plenty to get arranged and organised before then, so I’ve also created a group on the UKGovCamp network site, so please register and get involved where you can.

The hashtag for the event leading up to, during and after will be #swlocalgc, but people are also welcome to use the more traditional #localgovcamp if they wish to extend the reach of the conversation.

As a starting point we need to ensure we get a venue which is capable of holding 75+ people and provides excellent WiFi – here is a great blog post from Andy Mabbett on WiFi Checklist for Un-Conferences – The venue will then inform the date, so I’d like to hear people’s views on practical locations which are capable of meeting our needs…

 

These events obviously don’t happen by themselves so I’m keen to hear from people who are able to help organise things (on a practical basis) as well as from organisations local and from further afield who would be prepared to provide some level of financial sponsorship or even a venue which could hold around 75+ people…obviously don’t know the numbers yet but the more the merrier as they say :)

I think that is it for now…..

 

 

6 thoughts on “Introducing South West LocalGovCamp #swlocalgc

    • Thanks Jon,

      I did think about Bristol, but my Cornwall colleagues were asking for something a little more “south west” so either Exeter, Plymouth or at a push Taunton…I’m waiting on two venues at present one in Exeter and one in Plymouth…hoping to confirm in the next month or so.

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