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  1. 1. Political Innovation day: How it works Edinburgh 13.11.2010 Belfast 20.11.2010 Organised by:
  2. 2. What is an Unconference? It’s just like an ordinary conference, except… • There are (almost) no scheduled speakers • There is (almost) no pre-prepared agenda • You can propose and host your own sessions • It’s ‘in the round’ rather that ‘Proscenium Arch’ – everybody gets a chance to speak and listen • It’s free to attend
  3. 3. What to bring? • There will be free secure wireless on the day • Bring a laptop if you like – each session would benefit from a blogger being there • Bring recording equipment – camera / video / audio • Bring your phone – use the #picamp hashtag on Twitter • Bring your tat as well – promotional stuff you want to give away – pens, notepads, those logo- loved stress-balls, USB keys, post-it pads etc. Surprise us…..
  4. 4. What is Political Innovation? A series of practical events at which people with ideas on political innovations can meet up with • technical experts, • journalists, • bloggers, • politicos and others with an interest in politics and public affairs to grow and promote innovative projects
  5. 5. Want to do a session on the day? • Firstly, throw your idea into our forum now to see if there’s any interest? http://politicalinnovation.uservoice.com (there are forums for both events there) • Come along on the day and pitch the idea to the crowd • Attend, introduce, chair, and (ideally) blog your session afterwards
  6. 6. Sessions: guidance • If you propose a session – do please turn up to it (but see below) • If a session does run – can someone record it in some way to share later? Please link to anything you publish on Twitter using the #picamp hashtag. • Include everyone (the law of “two ears and one mouth”). • If you find yourself in a session, and you’re not learning or sharing – just leave and find somewhere where you can. (the “law of two feet”, and no- one will be offended.) • If there’s only two of you in a session and you’re learning and sharing – that’s fine. (However many people are in a session is the right number.) • Try to avoid being a ‘seminar’: The best sessions are the ones that spark ongoing action. Try and leave enough time at the end for summarising and organising this. • Please avoid party-political soapboxing.
  7. 7. How are sessions scheduled? The opening session will allow everyone the opportunity to give • a quick personal intro • propose sessions that they want to host The rest is a bit of a scramble with post-it notes (pic credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceardach/45494 47780)
  8. 8. Timetable • Doors & Registration – 10am • Intro session and introductions: 10.15 – 10.45 • Session 1: 10.45 – 11.40 • Session 2: 11.45 – 12.30 • 12.30 – 1.30 lunch and arguing • 1.30 – 2.30 Plenary Session • Session 3: 2.30 – 3.15 • Session 4: 3.15 – 4.00 • 4pm: Drinks
  9. 9. Our hosts and ticket links Edinburgh event – Sat 13/11 http://politicalinnovationscotland.eventbrite.com/ Belfast event – Sat 20/11 http://politicalinnovationbelfast2010.eventbrite.com/
  10. 10. Partners & sponsors