BBM – Blackberry Messenger

I finally got along to BathCamp last night. I must admit I was expecting a fairly low key event, but as row after row of seats were filled, and as the distance people had travelled increased from Bradford on Avon to Exeter and Eastleigh, I realised that Mike Ellis and co. Read more…

Alliance of Youth Movements – London Summit 2010

There was quite a gathering of new media luminaries in London in early March.  Joe Rospars, Mike Slaby, Sam Graham-Felsen, Jared Cohen, Scott Heiferman from Meet-up, & Ramya Raghaven from YouTube amongst many others. The Alliance of Youth Movements had invited them to talk about how young people are and can Read more…

LocalGovCamp London

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 Read more…

BarcampUKGovweb09

One Saturday in January I jumped on an early morning train from Bath to London to go to a BarCamp.  My expectations weren’t enormously high.  I’d heard they were very geeky, get your laptop out and code type affairs and that, quite frankly, is not me.  And it wasn’t BarCampUKGovWeb08 Read more…

Oxford eDemocracy meet up

Oxford has a gorgeous old town hall complete with an ancient ceremonial mace.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture and so you’ll have to make do with this one of Steven Clift and Mary Reid who it has to be said were more interesting to talk to than the Read more…

From Minnesota to Oxford

Steven Clift, Ashoka Fellow, eDemocracy.org, Local Issues Forum and general eDemocracy Font of Knowledge is passing through the UK on his way back from a conference in Europe.  The meeting is taking place at Oxford Town Hall on Thursday October 2nd. If you fancy coming to help plot out a Read more…

eVoice Conference Xtra

A Swedish Councillor, a German Professor, and a Dutch Civil Servant walk into a bar.  No honestly they did, today in Norwich at the eVoice conference. We’ve also heard from Cllr Mary Reid, Euan Semple, Stephen Hilton, Cllr Daniel Cox and seen the World Premiere of the CivicSurf film.  Still Read more…

Citizen Empowerment Symposium – Final Evaluation

The talented folks from Norfolk who ran the X-factor session at the symposium have now posted their evaluation on YouTube.  Well done guys.  You’ve joined a small group who have actually posted something about their attendance at the symposia.  A group that sadly doesn’t include its sponsor the DCLG or Read more…

empowerment symposium – Part III

The reason for me being at the symposium was to take part in the final session on Thursday. Tom Gaskin from NorfolkBlurb forced young people onto the agenda and was asked to organise a session on empowering young people. A couple of phone calls later and I was going to Read more…

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