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An updated round-up of what came out of #commscamp16

CommsCamp16-401Firstly, thank you coming, reading, sharing, baking, eating, videoing, sponsoring, volunteering, donating, photographing, tweeting, pitching or facilitating to make commscamp a hugely enjoyable event.

We loved it. We love doing it and we’d like to do one next year too – on July 14 2017.

But one really enjoyable spin-off are the blogs, videos and other things that emerge from the event.

We’ve tried to capture them here and we’ll update same day payday loans until people stop writing and creating things .

11 (and counting) things from commscamp16


Karen Jeal Commscamp16

Catherine Levin I Went to Commscamp and I

Dan Slee Simple tips on running your own unconference.

Dan Slee 26 short things and one long thing from #commscamp16.

Nick Booth 17 things I picked up at #commscamp16, oh, and one biggish thing.

Francis Clarke A foam finger makes all the difference and 6 other things I learned from #commscamp16

Alan Ferguson My thoughts on commscamp16

Kirstie McKenzie Culture Club – Internal Communications

Dave Musson 47 things I took away from commscamp 

Lauren Kelly Facebook pixel – targetting content to the right people.


Dave Musson A check-list on how to improve your linkedin profile.


Kelly Quigley-Hicks’ unboxing video after winning the baking prize.

Steven Davies and Sophie Edwards Pitching and welcomes

All aboard the commscamp walking train

All aboard! Tickets please! And I’m sure we can keep steaming ahead with the train puns but  let’s cut to the chase.

We know that not everyone is blessed to live in the West Midlands. That’s why we’re putting on a walking train from the train station to help get you to the venue. So, when you arrive you can meet-up with some like-minded people.

Simply look out for John Fox (@x333xxx on Twitter) and Lorna Prescott (@dosticen on Twitter) who will lead the walking train. They will have a large Facebook ‘like’ foam hand. They’re very approachable and they’ll be here…

At New Street railway station on the day of the event, the walking train will gather outside Boots the Chemist on the concourse and will depart at 9.15am. It will then wander around to Moor Street station a few minutes walk away.

At Moor Street railway station, the walking train will swing by the flower stall on the concourse at 9.20am.

The whole trip should take about 20 minutes to walk and you’ll be able to meet fellow campers. You’ll also be able to check in on your way so you can head straight for the coffee when you arrive at the Bond Company.

The route will follow this handy google map if you are walking there solo.

Commscamp: The Countdown Has Started

14421873240_d9c731087d_zIt’s fair to say that the clock is really ticking for commscamp and July 9 is not that far away. The countdown has started. So, we thought about a few things with a few weeks to go we need to tell you. We’ll stay in touch in the run-up.

Firstly, IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT PLEASE LET US KNOW. It’ll be sad and we’ll cry but we can give your ticket to someone else. Our email addresses are at the bottom of the post.

Secondly, you may think that with a ticket ‘that’s it. Job done.’ Heck, no. Commscamp will succeed if the attendees make it succeed. It’ll all be down to everyone who comes.


As you know, the event is an unconference where session ideas come from the attendees themselves. We’ve got a nifty ideascale web thing where people are already floating ideas for sessions. That’s great to see. We’d love you to go an add yours and vote on ones you like. Link is here.


Yes, there will be a cake stall and yes, we’re asking attendees to bring a cake with them. We’ll be selling slices to raise money for a good cause. More to follow.


On the day of the event, we’ll be arranging a walking train from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street stations. More on that in the coming weeks.


Of course, as in previous years there’ll be a few people around the night before. We’ll start to gather in multiple CAMRA pub-of-the-year The Anchor  pub in Bradford Street, Digbeth at 6pm. If you don’t know it, that’s a 10 to 15 minute walk from New Street station. We’ll then go to Manzils Indian restaurant in Digbeth (the street name) in Digbeth (the area) at 8pm. That’s four minutes from the pub.

We have an eventbrite for the curry just to get a handle on numbers. If you fancy coming, it will be great to see you. All you need to do is stump up for your food and drink. To grab a ticket for the social go here.


We’ve got a Twitter @commscamp and the hashtag this year is #commscamp15.


As ever, a big thank you to our volunteers as well as GOLD sponsors MusterPoint, Knowledge Hub and Govdelivery, SILVER sponsors: Touch Design, Helpful Technology and comms2point0, BRONZE sponsors: PSCSF, IEWM and All Things IC and our SUPPORTERS: Government Communications Service, LGComms and the LGA.

Any questions drop us a note to dan@comms2point0.co.uk, darren@comms2point0.co.uk or emmais26@aol.com.

Picture credit: Ann Kempster.