Introducing #govwest

Gov West is a halfday event on March 20th taking place as a part of the Bath Digital Festival that Mr Ellis is organising. It will consist of several short (20 mins-ish), case study talks from digital leaders in the public sector with a particular focus on speakers from the Westcountry.

It is not an unconference – though it does steal ideas liberally from the MailCamp event Steph Gray organised in 2011.

The event would run from 15.00 til 19.30 and will take place at the Bath University Innovation Centre (2 minutes from the train station.)

It has been lucky enough to receive some sponsorship from the main UKGovCamp fund (a % part of the money originally earmarked for the failed attempt to run Quangocamp) and also additional support from Eduserv and Bath and North East Somerset Council.

I’m hoping to get a full house at the Innovation Centre (around 50 people I think).

So far I am pretty confident I have speakers from all the following as well as trying to get someone from the Government Digital Service to come along and also, maybe, a Twitter-active councillor from Bristol.

JISC
Delib
Bath North East Somerset Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Eduserv
Devon County Council
Gallomanor Communications

The event will of course be free and tickets will be available soon so keep an eye on the #govwest tag on Twitter. I hope to see alot of you at the event.