Innovative event comes home

By on 14/06/2011 in News

This weekend 200 of the most forward-thinking and innovative people in and around local government will be coming to Birmingham for the LocalGovCamp event.

They will be here on Saturday (June 18) to talk about the ways that digital and web technologies can help the public sector work more intelligently and responsively with the communities they serve.

Co-hosted by Digital Birmingham and Kind of Digital, the day is an open “unconference” where the participants have a real chance to actively shape the kind of things that they want to discuss as well as run their own workshops.

It's an event where there is no agenda, no keynote speakers, no grandstanding, and nobody getting bored; allowing delegates to jointly identify, prioritise and develop key opportunities.

The first LocalGovCamp was held in Birmingham at Fazeley Studios in 2009 and following events around the country in Lincoln, York and London it is now coming home.

Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham, said: “Digital Birmingham are pleased to be involved in bringing LocalGovCamp back to Birmingham. Promoting the innovative use of digital technologies to meet the challenges we are facing in local government is key to what we do.”

LocalGovCamp, free to attend, will allow lots of opportunity for networking and sharing with plenty of fluidity (as well as the usual refreshments) to stimulate ideas and approaches to the many challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Notes to editors

Digital Birmingham is a Birmingham City Council initiative, established in 2006 as the driving force to ensure that the benefits of digital and emerging technologies are available to all in the city. It is promoting the city’s reputation as a leading global digital city, a centre for investment and growth, as well as a great place to live, learn and work.

Birmingham is a Smart 21 Community: Officially recognised as one of the world’s top 21 intelligent community by global thinktank, the Intelligent Community Forum.

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