LocalGovCamp is the unconference for local government, first held in 2009 and organised last year and this by LocalGov Digital.
In 2014 LocalGovCamp was extended to two days, with fringe events held on the Friday for the first time. This year sees LocalGov Digital’s LGMakers and Local Democracy Bytes team up with Democracy Club to put on a fringe event on 11 September in Leeds.
The day will build on some of the discoveries at the successful Not in Westminster event and challenges and user needs encountered by Democracy Club from their work during the General Election. If you’re part of local government, in an electoral, democratic or digital/web team then this event is for you. It’s also open to civic coders and of course to councillors.
It’s your chance to help improve democracy on a local and national level with a group of like minded people who want to use digital to make a positive change.
Work on one challenge at last year’s event is now used by a number of councils, another led to a Department of Communities and Local Government project, currently in its discovery phase.
Tickets are free and will be available in August and they’ll be a chance to vote on the challenges for the day before then giving you a chance to shape the event even before it starts. More information about what’s going on will be available soon is now available here.
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