FutureGov’s Jon Foster urges digitally minded councillors to get themselves along to Councillor Camp – it will be fun, informative and it’s free!
Councillor Camp will be a free day-long event held on Saturday 12th January at Facebook’s new Central London headquarters (fancy huh?). The day will be an opportunity for local politicians to share how they’re using social and digital media to engage, campaign and change the way services are delivered to their residents.
The event will be roughly split in two, with the first half including a keynote speaker as well as panels and rapid-fire presentations – ranging from the industry experience of big-name companies like Facebook, through to the practical on-the-ground experience of politicians already succeeding with digital and social media. The second half of the event will be openspace – in other words – what the people there want to talk about. We love openspace stuff here at FutureGov and think it’s really important to give people to the chance to share their own experience and talk about the big issues.
Councillor Camp is intended for politicians of all digital persuasions, from the long-time expert to the newly digital curious. Whatever your digital knowhow, there’s always more to learn, so running alongside the main sessions will be the Learning Zone. Open all day, the Learning Zone will be an informal space for you to drop in and get some practical help and advice – perhaps finding out how to upload a YouTube video straight from your phone, start your own blog or pick up some hints and tips on Facebook straight from the horse’s mouth.
So, if you’re a councillor and you love all things digital – or think it’s time you learned some new tricks of the trade, head on over to councillorcamp.com and sign up now – be quick though, more than 80 tickets have gone already, so there’s not much time!
Oh and one last thing – if you’ve got a councillor friend who you reckon might wanna get involved, click here to tell ‘em all about it.