August 2008 Blog Posts (9)

be2camp and south by south west SXSW

Here in the UK SXSW is probably best known as a music festival in Austin Texas, but the ‘event’ is actually three festivals in one with internet interactivity and film . Plans for the SXSW Interactive 09 Festival are under way, and in true interactive, unconference style , with panels open for comment and votes.



I was struck by the panel on Green Building, struck by its similarly to the objectives of be2camp, and looking forward to the… Continue

Added by Martin Brown on August 29, 2008 at 8:00 — No Comments

Building Centre publicising Be2camp

Details of Be2camp are now available on the Building Centre website here.

Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 26, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

UrbanBuzz speading the buzz about Be2camp

UrbanBuzz At the Think '08 event earlier this year, I talked to people on the UrbanBuzz stand, and was keen to get them involved in Be2camp.



A government-funded, two-year programme, UrbanBuzz is led by University College London and is bringing together academics and practitioners in the built environment sector to convert research results into new practical tools and processes to help build… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 15, 2008 at 9:30 — No Comments

Kind words from Kansas

Cindy Frewen Wuellner, a fellow futurist friend and colleague in Kansas City, (architect, futurist, adjunct prof U of Houston + U of KS, writer, tree hugger + perma-student exploring urban futures) sent the following kind words via twitter:
congrats on your progress for B2camp, keep posting updates, esp if on-line events.
Thanks

Added by Martin Brown on August 13, 2008 at 20:42 — No Comments

What is a barcamp event?

Unsure what to expect at a Barcamp or 'unconference' event? So was Pam Broviak, but she found it an enlightening experience - read about it here: Barcamp, social media, and pizza.

As fellow event 'unorganiser' Martin Brown says, maybe this is The future of conferences?

Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 13, 2008 at 8:51 — No Comments

what is 'free'

You will see the word free numerous times across this site. It would be good clarify and to have an understanding of how we (the unorganisers) see the meaning of 'free'



Using the expression from open source, be2camp will be free as in free speech, not free as in free beer



In other words, the be2camp attendance 'fee' is your contribution, in planning, in presenting or telling your story, in sponsoring or supporting, or indeed through donations to… Continue

Added by Martin Brown on August 8, 2008 at 10:57 — No Comments

Promoting the Event

The next thing we need to do is start promoting the event. Please have a look at the forum post on Promoting the event and add your ideas to the post on how to promote this excellent event to others.

We also have a facebook event so please invite your friends via facebook. http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=22179293084

Added by Jodie Miners on August 5, 2008 at 21:30 — No Comments

The Building Centre recce

I had a useful hour or so at the Building Centre this afternoon. Met up again with Andrew Schoones (a long-time friend, now head of the Building Centre Trust), plus his event organiser Meghan Fernandes, and techie bloke Milos.



The ground floor entrance area has a huge model of central London, plus a bookship and a small cafe. Main tenant here is New London Architecture. The space has been used for Puecha Kucha events in the past,… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 5, 2008 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Be2Camp is go!

We now have a date and venue for Be2Camp!



After several conversations with Andrew Scoones, Be2Camp 2008 will be held at the Building Centre in central London on Friday 10 October. For those that don't know it, the Building Centre is located a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road in the heart of the West End (nearest tube: Goodge Street - Northern Line).



Subject to confirmation after a meeting scheduled for next… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 1, 2008 at 15:00 — No Comments

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