Having been inspired by the efforts of all sorts of people and organisations at the National Digital Inclusion Conference this year, we were immediately (on the train back to Birmingham in fact) thinking of how we could meet up with those people again and share more of our ideas and experiences.
More than that, a chance to talk not so much about policy — and money which distracts from the work itself at many turns — but about the methods and techniques of how to best help people.
We’re also aware that these conferences can be very costly to attend, we wouldn’t have been able to afford to go to the NDIC without the support of UK Online Centres — and the cost factor is a big issue for many smaller third-sector organisations. This conference is again very expensive.
So, who would be interested in an unconference-syle event for Digital Inclusion practitioners?
Proposed for late October, somewhere in Birmingham (central for the country, but also where we can organise it most easily), one day – with social event afterwards, barcamp style, as free to attend as we can possibly manage (attempting to attract sponsorship or free venue etc).
Leave a comment here if you’ve any ideas, or just to say that you’d be interested.