Only two days to commscamp 16

It really is not long now.

Here’s a reminder if you are coming along on Thursday July 14.

What to do now…

If you can’t come let us know. Not everyone can get away and that’s fine. But do let us know.

Facebook, Twitter debate and discuss. We have a Facebook group where people kick around ideas for sessions and on Twitter @commscamp with all updates at #commscamp16.

If you are in two minds about pitching a session… DO! If you want to talk about it, if there’s a problem that needs solving or if you think you’ve got some answers, do it. But no powerpoint. Okay?

BRING OR BAKE! Bring along a homemade cake for our cake table. Each slice bought gets a raffle ticket where incredible prizes can be won. Like the best of Cliff Richard LP. Or a cat ornament. Bring a prize if you can’t bring a cake. Pre-loved stuff is fine.

The night before social. There’s a pre-camp social the night before that involves drinks and curry. We’ll be at the Anchor, Bradford St, from 6pm and Manzils, Digbeth at 8pm. You can sign up for a curry ticket here

So you need a place to stay. There’s a list of hotels on our website just in case. Take a look at some helpful information. There’s also a map on how to get there.

On the day…

Yes, there will be a walking train from New St and Moor St stations. It’ll leave New Street at 9am and we’re asking people to meet by Pret a Manger in the main concourse. You’ll see volunteers with a red foam hand and a commscamp sign. It’ll then swing by Moor Street at 9.15am and be at the Bond Company venue at 9.30am.

Yes, there will be ice cream. We’ve booked a VW Camper ice cream van for the afternoon so clearly, there will be sunny skies.

You’re bringing your car. There is parking at the venue ONLY for blue badge holders – book in advance by emailing info@thebondco.net – and limited street parking but there are pay and display car parks a short walk away. There is a Google map here with car parks marked.

Registration is from 9am on Monday July 7 at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham and the event starts at 10am. Please try and get there by 9.30am. There will be tea and coffee.

At the end of the day. We should be all done by around 5.30pm and we’ll head along to The Old Crown in Digbeth High Street for those who’d like a quick wind-down.

Any questions, just ask.

The commscamp team.

With thanks to our gold sponsors GovDelivery, Knowledge Hub, Digital Action Plan by Helpful Technology, MusterPoint and Touch Design silver supporter Alive With Ideas and supporters UK Govcamp, PSF, NUJ, Government Communications Service, LGComms, David Banks and Local Government Association. They are all lovely people.

Written by Dan Slee

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