About VCSSCamp Nine

What is VCSSCamp?

VCSSCamp is a space just for people from VCS Local Infrastructure Organisations (that’s CVSs, Volunteer Centres and other specialist 2nd / 3rd tier organisations) interested in using digital tools and technology .

It’s for people interested in better service delivery and governance, using technology to improve transparency, engagement, service delivery or collaboration (websites, social media, data, email, mobile, productivity tools etc)

So if you work in, lead, govern or volunteer for a local support or infrastructure organisation, especially if it’s in London, and you want to get together with like-minded people to do this, then VCSSCamp is for you!

Who else can come to VCSSCamp?

We’re also keen to consider people from other organisations/individuals who work with infrastructure organisations using public realm and charitable funding to support their beneficiaries e.g. digital agencies, developers, public sector colleagues and any others who support those working on the front line.

How will this VCSSCamp run?

This one on 20th October 2020 will be the first online VCSSCamp!

The event will be an unconference format so there is no set plan or agenda before it starts.

All you need is a desire to talk about the many ways that digital technology is changing the landscape we work in, and what we are doing, and could be doing, about and with it.

It’s particularly relevant in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I want to know more

You can read more about the event on our website https://vcsscamp.wordpress.com/, or you can contact the organisers of this event, Pauline Roche, Ted Ryan and Kate White & Sorrel Parsons from this page.

Booking a place.

Bookings are NOW OPEN, so you can get your FREE place here.

There are several ticket releases in the run up to the event – be sure to check back on Eventbrite or follow us on Twitter @VCSSCamp for the latest ticket news.

When does it take place?

It’s going to be held on Tuesday 20th October, from 10am to 3.30pm

Who are ‘we’?

The organisers of VCSSCamp 9 are Pauline Roche, Ted Ryan and Kate White & Sorrel Parsons – you can read more about us on the ‘Who are we?’ page.

Our Supporters

VCSSCamp wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and supporters.

This time they include National Lottery Community Fund, UK Gov Camp, Superhighways and RnR Organisation

What’s a VCS infrastructure organisation and who should come?

Examples of infrastructure organisations in the voluntary and community sector include CVSs – councils for voluntary service (sometimes also known as local voluntary action), volunteer centres, local support providers and other specialist local membership organisations. They are organisations covering a town or borough that support other local community action  organisations.

At this event we welcome trustees, managers, all staff and volunteers from all local infrastructure organisations.

Who else is welcome?

We’re keen to consider people from other organisations/individuals who work with infrastructure organisations using public realm and charitable funding to support their beneficiaries e.g. digital agencies, developers, public sector colleagues, and any others who suppport those working on the front line – the ‘Friends and other organisations’ tickets are for you.

Not from an infrastructure organisation or other support agency but interested?

For this event we really want to give people from infrastructure organisations an opportunity to meet and talk with each other.

There are other events where we can all come together … if you’re struggling to find any of these, let us know and we’ll have a look for you.

I can’t come, how else can I take part?

Use the hashtag #VCSSCamp to be part of the discussion, including on the day; blog your thoughts and add them to this site under ‘Comments’; we have used Wakelet or something similar to gather together people’s thoughts and writing about the day.

What will we do at the event?

That is up to the people who come!

We’re running this event in an unconference style, so participants will suggest discussion topics based on the overall theme of social media/digital technology and infrastructure support.

And ask us any questions you have about the event, here or by tweeting or emailing us.

What shall I have to hand?

If you have a smartphone, tablet and/or laptop, have any or all of them to hand (don’t forget to charge your batteries).

It sounds brilliant! Where do I book?

Head over to our Eventbrite page to book your free ticket.

Please do book a ticket, it would be great to see you!

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