Like some kind of Glastonbury for public sector comms people commscamp is back, back BACK!
The date fixed in the calendar is July 14 and the venue once again is the Bond Company in Digbeth.
The aim is to bring together those in and around the public sector together for an all-day unconference to see how we can do the job better.
- There will be no powerpoint or keynote speakers.
- There will be space for at least 30 sessions staged across the day.
- All session ideas will be chosen on the day.
- Anyone can propose a session idea.
- Job descriptions are checked in at the door.
- Everyone’s views are important.
- And yes, there will be the return of the cake stall.
How do the session ideas emerge?
It could be something you are involved with, trying to crack, wondering about or proud of. You don’t have to be an expert. On the day, you just need to kick-off the debate. We’ll post an ideascale here where you can test out your ideas first. (Tip: pretty much any session idea other than ‘press releases: they’re the future and the internet won’t catch on’ will probably work.)
Who is this for?
This is for anyone in and around the public sector. Your job title isn’t important. You could be a press officer, web officer, social media manager or head of comms. All job titles are left at the door on the day. You could be a 16-year-old apprentice. The pips on your shoulder don’t matter.
Can the private sector play, too?
If you are private sector, there’s a chance for you to get involved with sponsorship and a chance to meet people in central government, local government, NHS and also some Third Sector. Drop a note to email@example.com.
Can you volunteer?
The event is not-for-profit and volunteer driven and can only happen because of the work volunteers put in. On the day, that can be everyone from photographers, people meeting people at the train station and co-ordinating the walking train or making sure the hot water boiler is filled up. Glamorous. But essential. We’re going to need a dozen of these kind people. In return you get the fuzzy glow of knowing you helped… and afterwards you can proudly sport your commscamp t-shirt.
Special volunteer tickets will be posted at noon on Wednesday April 20 at noon together with the first round of tickets.
How you can get a ticket
There will be four ticket releases
Wednesday April 20 at noon – volunteer tickets and first release.
Tuesday April 26 at 9pm – second release.
Tuesday May 2 at 9pm – third release.
Wednesday May 3 at 12.30pm – fourth release.
Any questions just shout via the @commscamp Twitter or to firstname.lastname@example.org