It’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.
1. FIRST WE WANT YOUR INSPIRATION
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.
2. THEN WE WANT YOUR CAKE
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.
3. YOUR TRAVEL TO BRUM
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.
4. YOUR PRE-COMMSCAMP SOCIAL
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.
6. OUR LOVELY SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture credit: Ann Kempster.