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16/06/2009 Update: Add your thoughts to the final Digital Britain report launched by Ben Bradshaw and Lord Carter today!

Glasgow latest to hold Digital Britain Unconference

April 29, 2009

Craig McGill today announced that a Scottish Digital Britain Unconference will be held in Glasgow on the evening of 8th May. The event has been made possible through the kind generosity of Katie Howard and The Living Room. Details as follows:

Time: 5pm-7pm
Date: 8 May, 2009
Venue: The Living Room, 150 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5NE

More details here or follow Craig on Twitter.


Manchester announces Digital Britain Unconference

April 28, 2009

Manchester Digital has announced the details of the unconference for its city namesake and become the third UK area to confirm an event.

They say that this is:

A chance tell the Government what the Manchester digital community thinks about the Digital Britain ideas.

Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
When: 12 May, 2009
Where: MDDA, 117-119 Portland Street, M1 6ED
More details and how to book here.

Why we’re here

April 25, 2009

Bill Thompson explains the background to how we’ve got to the Digital Britain Unconference plan.

In October last year Stephen Carter was asked to prepare a wide-ranging “action plan” for the digital media economy, to form the basis of Government policy in this vitally important area.

Carter, whose career to date has encompassed advertising, running cable company NTL and working as chief executive of Ofcom as well as a brief period inside the strategy unit at Number 10 Downing Street, had recently been enobled and appointed minister for communications, technology and broadcasting reporting to both DCMS and BERR.
Read more…

First two unconference events announced

April 24, 2009

The first unconferences were announced today by @CameronNeylon and @JohnPopham, respectively, as:

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

Yorkshire & Humber
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Details and to register

What is Digital Britain Unconference(s)?

April 23, 2009

Digital Britain Unconference(s) is a group of people who are facilitating a series of events to discuss the Digital Britain Interim Report. Anyone can attend or hold an event and associate it with Digital Britain Unconferences, you’ll just need to summarise your discussions and hold it by 13th May 2009! Yes, time is very tight.

For more details see:
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More soon!