We’re looking forward to the LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition next week. When you’re not attending one of the many great sessions on offer, you can find us there at Stand TF2 – where we’ll be hoping to have plenty of interesting discussions as always.
We’re concentrating this year on making sure we’re speaking to the biggest challenges local government faces: austerity, digital by default, transparency and open data, co-production, and evidence-based decision making. So with that in mind will be asking lots of important questions – ones that we hope you’ll be interested in the answers to…
Are you getting the best value out of your meetings?
Webcasting is increasingly popular with UK councils, with around 100 currently broadcasting content on a regular basis using the Public-i service. Find out more about the power and value of our webcasting solutions: The rise and rise of Webcasting
How digital are you and your services?
Our communities are increasingly online, and councils need to be there to meet them. Networked Councillor was created to help elected representatives understand social media and explore new ways of connecting with their residents: Networked Councillor
How transparent is your decision making?
Public-i is the leading supplier of streaming products and services in the public sector. Find out how we’re leading webcasting innovation so that your democratic content – and other meetings can reach the greatest possible audience: Streaming developments 2014
Do you know who your active online communities are?
Social media research (SMR) can help you to understand where your informal civic conversations are taking place online and how you can connect with them: Social Media Research
Do you know how to connect with your community conversations?
Citizenscape is a unique online tool that enables you to collate, analyse and participate in relevant digital discussions like never before: Citizenscape
Finding out more about Networked Councillor
You can also find us on Tuesday at 5pm in the Innovation Zone, where we’ll be running a workshop along with EELGA on Networked Councillor. In this discussion seminar you will be asked to discuss how social media and the digital is changing how you work as a councillor and/or council. You are probably already using social media so we will get the discussion beyond, “get on Twitter and use it well” to how society’s expectations of how you work with communities are shifting.