What we talk about, share and learn on the day is entirely up to the people who come.
We came up with a few of the sorts of things that come up a lot in the list below – they are just ideas to give you a feel and get you thinking.
Please do use the comments box below the list to start adding your ideas, asking questions and so on.
Things that we could talk about
- Sharing our learning and experience of using, or trying to use social media/digital technology
- Exploring that tricky thing about using social media for an organisation, given the individual nature of online conversations
- Just having space to ask basic questions such as ‘how do I do set up a blog?’ or ‘what is a hashtag?’
- Discussing ways that our members, strategic partners, and community activists are using online social channels and what that means for infrastructure organisations in terms of our relationships, our support offer and our communications
- Developing ideas and sharing information about ways that infrastructure organisations can assist local groups to use social media effectively in support of their work, maybe through surgeries or coaching sessions
- How open data will help infrastructure organisations, both as providers of this to their members and gaining access to this from public bodies
- Considering ways that information available online, and through social media can enhance existing activity to identify needs in local communities and the role of data including data we already own and open data in this
- Use of digital tools to enhance training delivery, this could include e-learning, MOOCs and Open Badges
- Exploring the impact of social media use on more traditional communication, networking and collaboration amongst local volunteers, voluntary organisations and community groups that we facilitate
- Discussing ways that social media is being and could be used to help broker volunteer opportunities, recruit volunteers and create new sorts of volunteering opportunities
- Considering the potential for using social media to enhance representation of the sector and to generate collective action
It really is up to the people who turn up on the day and what matters to you.