Just a short post to say I'll be sitting on a workshop panel at this Saturday's (8th January) Netroots UK event: "A one day event to help network and inspire progressive activists working on the web."
Officially the day is being organised to bring together hundreds of grassroots activists in central London for a day of workshops, discussions and networking with organisers offering the opportunity to:
- Hear from innovative and effective campaigns in other fields
- Make useful contacts with key people and organisations
- Get practical training in digital techniques and technologies
- Take part in the debate on the future of UK activism
But I'd go even further and suggest it looks as the event will do a pretty good job of cross-fertilising some of the more formal campaigning organisations with some other more loosly organised ones, e.g. UKUncut, Disabled People Against Cuts.
Add to the mix some important thematic sessions like activist security and international perspectives and there should be a heady brew of ideas for action.
I'm speaking on the Working with social media panel and plan on discussing how to use online networks to campaign.
Anyone going that fancies meeting up drop me an email or tweet!