It will be happening on a Community of Practice, meaning that there is no limit on how many people can be involved, and no travelling either!
Here’s a quick outline of some of the discussion points:
- What are councils and councillors doing with social media?
- How can its use help communities and citizens make connections to local public services and the decisions that affect our everyday lives?
- How can social media support empowerment, engagement and improvement?
- What are the risks involved in these new ways of communicating?
- How can councils and councillors get started?
Some of the speaker involved are:
- Councillor Richard Kemp, of Liverpool City Council, Deputy Char of the LGA Executive and Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group
- Councillor James Cousins, of the London Borough of Wandsworth and co-founder of the Cllr Tweeps site
- Dominic Campbell of FutureGov Consultancy
- Shane McCracken of Gallomanor and CivicSurf (blogging mentor project for councillors)
- Stuart Bruce, Wolfstar PR, former councillor
- Hugh Flouch of Haringey Online (hyper-local networking site)
- Simon Wakeman, Head of Marketing at Medway Council
It’s happening between 6 and 8 April. It’s going to be awesome.