Old Directions to VCSSCamp Five

Getting to the venue

Voluntary Action Islington is just a short walk (5 to 10 minutes) from Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations.

From the square in front of Kings Cross station head towards the pelican crossing with McDonalds across the road. Walk along Pentonville Road passing Starbucks to the junction with Caledonian Road. Cross here and continue to follow Pentonville Road past the ‘Poor School’. After another junction with Northdown Street and then Killick Street you will see Voluntary Action Islington on the left which is situated adjacent to the ‘Cycle Surgery’ shop.

One of the VCSSCamp helpers will be in reception to show you to our meeting rooms.

Located just outside the venue is Bus Stop ‘K’ where bus routes 30, 73, 205, 214 and 476 stop.

What the day is all about

We* thought it would be a good idea to create an opportunity for people from VCS infrastructure organisations to get together, ask questions about and discuss:

how the important work of infrastructure organisations can be sustained and even enhanced through better use of digital technology** and how to convince our organisations this has to be the way forward.

We don’t want to dictate the content of discussions, so the day is designed to enable topics to be developed by everyone and the discussions to be led by participants.

Arrive from around 10.00am for drinks & a ‘practical registration’ for a 10.30am start.

* We are the VCSSCamp team: Pauline Roche, Kate White, Paul Webster and Ted Ryan. We’ve put this event together by giving our own time and finding sponsorship in the form of a venue and donations to cover the costs of food and drink. This event has grown from passion and collaboration, and a very successful VCSSCamp that we organised in 2013. Each of us brings many years experience of Digital Tools and working in and around Infrastructure Organisations.

** Digital Technology is a very broad term! For the purposes of today we expect it to mean social media, open data, basic hardware, time saving online tools, mobile devices, databases, collaborative software, VR, drones, crowdfunding, mapping … and more!