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Local Communities Collaboration Workshop

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Local Communities Collaboration Workshop

Time: September 21, 2009 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: BIS, Kingsgate House, 66-74 Victoria Street, LONDON SW1E 6SW
Street: Victoria Street
City/Town: London
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Phone: 020 7215 5000
Event Type: workshop, unconference
Organized By: Steph Gray
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2009

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Event Description

This event is an opportunity for people within and outside Government, who are developing programmes supporting local online projects, to tell each about their plans - and get some input from those working on the ground or in research.

We hope it will also be a chance for everyone to share practical
experience, and develop some ideas on how to blend new and older ways of communicating.

We have people attending at programme level from Communities and Local Government, Ministry of Justice, IDeA, Media Trust/Community Voices, Young Foundation, RSA, Talk About Local.

The agenda is flexible, as explained here

After introductions, we want to hear from programme leaders ... and then from others who want to propose a topic for discussion.

We'll break into groups, report back, and remix as necessary.

The opening presentations will be short - just two minutes - with a chance to expand in group discussions. A timer will be on the table!

If you want to make a two-minute presentation - as programme or topic leader:
* please add a comment below
* if possible offer us some content online before the day. This could be a link to your programme, a blog post on this site, or something for the wiki.

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Comment by William Wardlaw Rogers on September 19, 2009 at 22:52
Would love to discuss ownership models for communications infrastructure for governance functions. Who has stake in owning the ICT, the content and how will those maintaining and motivating its use be incentivised.

In short - who owns the system?

And what are the contextual influences facilitating or inhibiting success of similar governance tools in lower resource states - e.g developing world?
Comment by Paul Webster on September 18, 2009 at 10:10
Yes, confirming that I will be there too
Comment by David Wilcox on September 18, 2009 at 9:16
Thanks Michele ... anyone else have an interest/topic to raise? As you can see from Antonio's updated event description above, we are looking for two-minute pitches at the start.
One activity will certainly be mapping who's doing what, led by Will Perrin as I've mentioned here.
Iris Lapinski has given us a great start through the research she reports over here. This should also help us focus on just why and how we are promoting social tech at local level.
Comment by Michele Ide-Smith on September 18, 2009 at 9:03
I have just signed up having contacted David W about this workshop. I am working on a project in Cambridgeshire (Fenland) which is using social media to improve community cohesion in a rural area (funded from the CLG Customer Led Service Transformation fund). The project is focusing on migrant communities. I'm very interested to discuss what does and doesn't work at a local level, particularly where there are issues about rurality, digital exclusion, different languages to accommodate etc. I am also doing a personal MSc research project focusing on attitudes and perceptions to the use of social media for community engagement.
Comment by Andrew Mackenzie on September 17, 2009 at 9:02
I'll be there
Comment by Craig Barney on September 16, 2009 at 9:05
Yes I can confirm I'll be there.
Comment by Julian Dobson on September 15, 2009 at 22:35
Yes, I'm coming. I'm away till Sunday though so won't be able to join in the pre-discussions - sorry.
Comment by Paul Henderson on September 15, 2009 at 16:17
Yep I can confirm too
Comment by David Wilcox on September 15, 2009 at 14:21
Thanks for confirmations. More soon on the format - but we'll definitely be looking for very brief (two-minute) presentations from the main programmes - and then from anyone wishing to float a project or topic for follow-up discussion in groups.
If you would like to do that, please indicate here to help us plan. We'll also be inviting links and/or blog posts from people to provide anything they like beforehand.
Comment by Hanne Eis on September 15, 2009 at 13:18
Definitely coming!

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