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LocalGovCamp 2014 – all the details

There’s just one week to go until we kick off LocalGovCamp 2014 with two fringe events.

Both days of events – the fringe on Friday 20 June and the main unconference on Saturday 21 June – will be held at the Bond Company, Birmingham and are free to attend.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’ll be joining us in person or following conversations online.

Friday 20 June – LocalGovCamp Fringe 2014

Makers’ Hack Day

The Makers’ Hack day is partnered by Nesta and brings together designers, developers, content creators, service managers and others to prototype solutions to problems local government currently faces.

You can find out more about the first of the three challenges delegates will be tackling here.

There are still a few tickets left and you can sign up here.

The day runs 10am to 4pm with lunch and refreshments provided. You can find the full itinerary here. From 3pm this event will be joined by delegates from the other Fringe session for presentations and an opportunity to network at the drinks reception.

Contact Phil Rumens for more details or check out @LGMakers for the latest info.

Leaders’ Summit

The Leaders’ Summit is partnered by CapacityGRID and FutureGov and will bring together senior officers and senior politicians to hear from big names in digital and those already getting it right on the ground.

There will also be a chance to get some practical experience of service design with experienced professionals.

The day runs from 10am to 3pm when delegates will be invited to join those from the Makers’ Hack Day to see presentations of their prototypes and network during a drinks reception.

Speakers already confirmed for this event include:

Tickets are available here and you can contact Sarah Jennings for more information.

Saturday 21 June – LocalGovCamp 2014 unconference

This year’s main event will see LocalGovCamp – the unconference for local government by local government – bring together not only officers and others working around the sector but councillors too.

With a possible 28 sessions to attend, from an agenda created by delegates on the day it’s an opportunity to talk and collaborate on the things that matter to you. 

The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and lunch and refreshments are provided. The full itinerary is:

9.30am Registration, coffee and networking

10am Opening remarks, pitches and agenda setting

10.45am Session one

11.45am Coffee

12 noon Session two

1pm Lunch and networking

1.45pm Session three

2.45pm Coffee

3pm Session four

4pm Closing remarks

4.30pm event ends

There are still a few tickets left for local government officers (or those working within the wider public or third sector) and councillors. Grab one here.

Social activities

There’ll be lots of delegates for both events in Birmingham from Thursday to Sunday and so there will be opportunities to meet up outside of the events.

On Thursday night we’ll be finding somewhere in central Birmingham to meet for food and to watch the Uruguay v England World Cup match. If you’d like to join us please register here so we can try to gauge numbers and find a suitable place to meet.

On Friday night we’ll be meeting for drinks and a curry / balti in the Digbeth area of Birmingham. All are welcome but please register here so we can book a table for those who want to eat. 

Following the close of the events on Saturday afternoon there is likely to be an informal post-unconference meet up in a pub close to the venue for those wishing to network or continue discussions. Details will be announced during LocalGovCamp on Saturday.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors

LocalGovCamp 2014 and LocalGovCamp Fringe is partnered by:

We look forward to seeing you all next week!