The fourth UK GovCamp (un)Conference will be held at the Microsoft Customer Centre facility in London on Saturday January 22nd, 2011. If you are not sure what GovCamp is or why it should interest you, read on.
Set up by volunteers, the first ukgovcamp took place in January 2008. The 2011 conference will be the fourth year in succession for an event which gets bigger and better every year. In a nutshell, ukgovcamp is an unconference, or a conference without a predefined agenda, where the sessions are proposed and agreed at the start of the day. They’re posted as a big grid on the wall for the participants to choose from, and there’s plenty of time for the informal hallway chats which, let’s face it, are the best bit of any conference.
It’s run to the rules of open space events, where the Law of Two Feet applies: people move freely between sessions which interest them, tweeting, blogging, snapping and filming as they go. What emerges is always a high-energy, dynamic event which leaves people buzzing with new ideas and connections.
The 2011 event will be massive: almost twice as big as 2010, with the first tranche of tickets already snapped up in a few hours.
What you will get out of attending GovCamp 2011:
UKgovcamp is free to attend, and open to anyone with an interest in this field, making it the only large-scale event of its kind. Tickets are being snapped up quickly so if you want to reserve one to attend this unique (un)conference visit: www.ukgovcamp.com
Posted by Ian