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LocalGovCamp 2017

LocalGovCamp is the largest and longest running unconference for UK Local Government. This September it heads to a new city, Bristol, and features a day of workshops on the 15th, and the main unconference on the 16th September.

Friday 15th September

This year LocalGovCamp Fringe Friday features a workshop format, where experts from leading councils, Government Digital Service, Department for Work and Pensions, Ministry of Justice, Public Service Transformation Academy, innovation labs and more including private sector organisations will run workshops on all aspects of the Local Government Service Standard.

Sessions will arm attendees with practical skills to realise each point in the Standard, from designing services around users, making the most of the agile toolkit in Local, to doing performance monitoring well and using open standards and platform components.

Workshops will cover service design, doing user research, adopting common standards and ‘Government as a Platform’ components, with much more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Saturday 16th September

Saturday is the main unconference, where the agenda is set on the day by those who attend. Whatever your background or interests, you could be running a session on something you’re passionate about and getting advice and support from some of the brightest minds in and around local government.


If you work in or around local government and care about creating better public services then this is event is for you. As always, tickets are free, and given the annual high demand each year we’ve decided to distribute tickets through a lottery. You can sign up for the lottery here and we’ll announce who’s got a ticket shortly after the lottery closes on Friday 9 June.

You can find out what happened last year, and if you’re interested in the many sponsorship options then please tweet @localgovcamp or email [email protected].

Be part of LocalGov Digital and get involved with the movement to create better, cheaper local services at LocalGovCamp.