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Confirmed unconferences


(in date order)

Didcot, Oxfordshire
Friday, May 01, 2009 from 11:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FREE

Yorkshire & Humber
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FREE

London
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
FREE

Cambridge: Part 1
7th May, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Parker’s Piece
FREE

Glasgow, Scotland
5pm-7pm, Friday, May 08, 2009
Details
Follow @craigmcgill for updates.

Nottingham
Part of the MediaCampNottingham day.
Saturday May 9th, 2-5pm:
Lace Market House, 54-56 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HW
FREE
Follow @susioneill for updates.

Cambridge: Part 2
2.00pm – 6.00pm, 11 May, 2009
Picturehouse Bar (an Amplified East ’09 event)
FREE

Tutbury, Derbyshire
11 May 2009, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
FREE

Birmingham, West Midlands
12 May 2009, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue, TBC.
FREE

Truro, Cornwall
12 May 2009, 7.00pm onwards
FREE (part of the Cornwall Social Media Cafe)

Manchester
Tuesday evening, May 12, 2009
More details here
FREE

Virtual Rural discussion
From 5 May on Twitter.
Please see #rdbuc09 and follow @cyberdoyle and @digitaldales for more information.

Associated events

Digital Inclusion Fringe 2009
Organised by: WeShareStuff
London, Monday, April 27, 2009 from 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
FREE

Political Innovation Camp – Belfast, Northern Ireland, 26th May

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2009 3:54 pm

    Manchester Digital is planning to organise an event in Manchester on 12th in the evening. Any other plans for Manchester please contact us urgently.

    • April 28, 2009 4:01 pm

      Fantastic! Not aware of any other plans but if we hear of any will direct your way. Is there a URL for this event?

  2. April 29, 2009 5:25 am

    For everyone in rural areas, who are too far removed from society to get either broadband or an event, I hope every effort will be made to involve us through backchannels (Twitter), through streaming, through live blogging, and through the full use of what IT and broadband in urban areas can offer.

    If we ruralites are forgotten, (apart from what I assume is cyberdoyle’s event in Lancashire) there will once again be a hidden and lost voice, despite the fact that we are in the most dire need of solutions. More so than urban areas at present

    #rdbuc09 is the rural affair for anyone who fancies a trip to the country to explore our problems in depth!

    • April 29, 2009 8:12 am

      Hi Lindsey,
      All the events are being self-organised by volunteers (including this site), there is no limit to the number that can be held, the number who can attend or where they can be held. One interest group is considering using Tiny Chat, a free chatroom service, as they cannot meet in person before the deadline. All we require is that any meeting is recorded and a concise report is submitted to digitalbritainunconferences at gmail.com by the 13th May.
      More details and tips here. It would be great for the rural perspective to be represented.

      • May 1, 2009 5:00 am

        Kathryn, sound just like the colloquia….;o) There are a few of the attendees of those here already!

    • April 30, 2009 4:35 pm

      will repost this retweet here! RT for rural people without broadband, a twitter #unconference in cyberspace May 5th 2009 onwards here #rdbuc09
      Everyone welcome to go there and start tweeting, tales of woe, links to sites and blogs, let’s try to get the word out into the ether in the hopes that some IT literate ministers might pick it up and run with it. We need to build the eNdGAme infrastructure now, not in 2012 when they wake up to the fact that a 2 meg USO was already obsolete in 2009! Fibre to the Home, business and MY FARM.
      chris

  3. April 30, 2009 11:30 am

    Tutbury Digital Unconference confirmed.
    May 11th, 7pm to 9pm:
    http://tutburydigitalbritain.eventbrite.com/

  4. April 30, 2009 2:31 pm

    Birmingham Unconference is provisionally on the 12th. Venue TBC in the next 24-hrs

  5. April 30, 2009 3:14 pm

    Brum tickets are from here: http://digitalbritainwm.eventbrite.com/
    Venue will be announced shortly.

  6. April 30, 2009 4:45 pm

    Cambridge Unconference will be on the 7th May, 1100-1400, location just being finalised and more details here soon. Honest.

  7. May 5, 2009 3:54 pm

    Digital Britain Unconference for Nottingham Confirmed!

    It will take place as part of MediaCampNottingham:

    Saturday May 9th, 2-5pm:

    Lace Market House – 54-56 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HW

    MediaCamp is a free unconference running from 9.30 – 6.30pm on Sat May 9th, please sign up to attend here (or just turn up on the day):
    http://mediacampnottingham.pbworks.com/register

    Digital Britain Unconference will take place in 3 hour long episodes from 2-5pm to drop in and out as you wish.

    Pt 1: Introduction – what is it about? What do we think of its key messages?

    Pt 2: What are Nottingham’s views on the challenges of Digital Britain? What local solutions can we develop to meet our challenges (including the recession)?

    Pt 3: Wrap up and write-up session to formulate MediaCampNottingham’s official response to Digital Britain

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