Winchester Unconference – output, links and thanks!

This is a quick post to share some of the initial output from the Winchester Business Unconference, which was on Wednesday 9th May 2018, hosted by Winchester City Council. Session Grid The Session Grid includes links to all the individual session documents, and any associated live-blog posts and related ideas on CitizenLab. Tweeters All the tweets … Read moreWinchester Unconference – output, links and thanks!

I’m not local but…

…everything happens somewhere, that’s geography. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t have an inherent x, y, or z value – and that includes the businesses that exist in our towns and cities throughout GB. So, with that in mind, I’m keen to raise awareness around the positive impact that location data can play … Read moreI’m not local but…

Getting in to ‘Good Trouble’ at the Winchester Unconference

Getting into Good Trouble I am very excited about the Winchester Unconference. This is because the last unconference I went to got me into a lot of trouble. Good trouble that is. This was the BluelightCamp 2014, hosted by Ordnance Survey in Southampton. I went along as one of the organisers said it would be … Read moreGetting in to ‘Good Trouble’ at the Winchester Unconference

‘Unconferences’ and Innovative Ideas……..

Having been to many conferences over the years, you get to witness the good, the bad and the uncomfortable…panelists, facilitated discussions, ted talks, predefined agendas, topics and the networking opportunities. Of course, all these events are fun and educational and have enabled us to make important, worthwhile connections. However, in the same breath perhaps you … Read more‘Unconferences’ and Innovative Ideas……..

Unconference: Be a Voice for the Voluntary Sector

An unconference is a novel concept – it implies the inverse of everything we’ve come to expect from business-oriented events. The plethora of organisations attending the Winchester Unconference are preparing for the unique opportunity it presents to participate in the question: How can Winchester be a premier business location? Thanks to the recent spate of … Read moreUnconference: Be a Voice for the Voluntary Sector

Reflections on guest-hosting #HampshireHour

Last week I had the pleasure of guest hosting #HampshireHour. In case you’re not already familiar with it, #HampshireHour is a weekly, hour-long chat on Twitter every Tuesday evening 8-9pm. It’s very informal and to join in all you need to do is tweet using the #HampshireHour hashtag. It’s a great opportunity for businesses to connect … Read moreReflections on guest-hosting #HampshireHour

Unconferences: “Engineering Serendipity”

I rather like the phrase: “Engineering Serendipity” which – as I choose to interpret it – means something like ‘creating conditions which maximise the chances of good stuff happening’. I’ll come back to engineering serendipity a bit later. Please bear with me in the meantime, however, as I veer off-course to talk briefly about TV … Read moreUnconferences: “Engineering Serendipity”

Here’s one we prepared earlier: From idea to unconference session

If you have read the first three posts on this blog, you’ll understand some of what is going to happen at the WinchBiz Unconference. There’s less than a week to go, and ideas for sessions are already well underway. CitizenLab: a place to rehearse ideas ahead of the unconference CitizenLab makes it easier for people … Read moreHere’s one we prepared earlier: From idea to unconference session

Confessions of an Unconference Virgin…

This post was originally published on Catherine Turness’ LinkedIn. I’m very much looking forward to the Winchbiz Unconference on Friday although I have to confess, I am an unconference virgin! So akin to a curious teenager asking their peers who have proudly lost their virginity, what does it feel like?, a sense of intrigue washes over me. We … Read moreConfessions of an Unconference Virgin…