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.
All the tweets shared using the #WinchBiz hashtag have been stored in a searchable archive (which is updated hourly)
Live Drawing & blogging
Those fabulous artists at Drawnalism also produced a MASSIVE drawing, which you can view here.
- So far there are a couple of posts which participants have written since the unconference:
On the day, Winchester City Council asked participants to vote on what they considered the most important topics to consider further.
The top 5 topics according to number of votes are:
- Support local business 41%
- Attract & retain young people 39%
- Create co-working spaces 39%
- Creativity and culture at heart of business 34%
- Support SMEs in rural areas 34%
Wow, there are so many people and organisations to thank! This includes
Everyone who participated, supported, volunteered, sponsored, catered, drew, wrote (and sent positive vibes). Of those not already mentioned, some specific thanks go to:
- Cllr Rob Humby for an excellent introduction to the event, and setting the informal, upbeat tone right from the start
- Joseph Holmes for being a brilliant MC, running and facilitating individual sessions (and for ‘winging it’ when the digital session grid was a bit delayed in the morning)
- All the volunteers, both from Winchester City Council, and from elsewhere. Special mention goes Mollie Kolmer and all the apprentices who were absolutely fabulous, and John Fox for tweeting on the day
- The Arts and Economy team at Winchester City Council, led by Kate Cloud, together with Alison Woods, who instigated and were the driving force behind the unconference
- The entire Drawnalism team – Matthew, Alex, Adam, Lyn and Royston for superb drawn and written coverage throughout the event.
- Everyone who pitched a session for coming up with lots of ideas, and being brave enough to pitch them to a large audience
- Everyone who participated – an unconference simply won’t work unless people enter into the spirit of it. You did so at the WinchBiz unconference. In droves.
- Our fantastic sponsors who wanted the event to happen so much they helped cover the costs as well as participating. We are ever-so grateful to: