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Local by Social: North-West edition
Friday, March 18, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (GMT)
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Local by Social is interested in how new technology can be used to improve local communities. The theme of the event is transparency and engagement. In particular, we will be looking at how open data and social media can increase levels of transparency and citizen involvement in local decision-making.
The event will feature a combination of interactive sessions with engaging speakers and group workshops. In these workshops you will have the chance to work together to develop practical ideas for using new technology to make a positive difference to your local community.
Local by Social aims to bring togther individuals and organisations from a wide range of backgrounds. Council officers, councillors, local residents, community organisers, social innovators, and application developers are very welcome to attend.
Please follow the Local by Social blog for the latest news and for reporting about the event during and after the day.
Local by Social North West Edition: Transparency and Engagement
Friday 18th March 2011
Pennants Suite, Northcote at the Rovers Conference Centre, Ewood Park, Blackburn
Use Car Parks B or D and enter the Stadium through the Jack Walker Reception.
09.00 – 09.30: Registration and coffee
09.30 – 09.40: Welcome – Cllr Kate Hollern, Leader, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
09.40 - 09.50: Blackburn’s Transparency agenda – Tom Stannard, Director of Policy and Communications, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
10.05 – 10.10: Questions and comments
10.10 – 10.35: Coffee break
10.55 – 11.00 Questions and comments
11.00 – 11.50: Quick fire presentation speakers
- Amanda Coleman, Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Greater Manchester Police and Kevin Hoy, Web Strategy Manager, Greater Manchester Police
- Tanya Ashworth, Senior Communications Officer, Preston City Council
- Mike Rawlins, Talk About Local
- Joseph Stashko, Prescap (NESTA Neighbourhood Challenge Winner)
- Andrew Wilson, Who Owns My Neighbourhood?
11.50 – 12.15: Generating and filtering workshop ideas
12.15 – 1.15: Lunch (provided, including vegetarian options)
1.15 – 3.15: Afternoon workshop groups
3.15 – 4.00: Workshop group feedback
4.00 – 4.10: Judging
4.10 – 4.30: Announcements and closing remarks
Please let us know if you have any access or dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate these.
When & Where
Local Government Improvement and Development
in partnership with FutureGov