Next week we will make our annual pilgrimage to the LGA conference, which this year is being held in the ICC in Birmingham. As it’s the biggest conference in the local government calendar – in a year when we’ve seen massive changes for government – it’s bound to be a lively and interesting affair.
For Public-i, it’s going to be a particularly busy few days, as we introduce the mobile-browser version of our webcasting product, Connect, and present all the work we’re doing on the Social Media Audit.
As we’ve said a few times before on the blog, Public-i has been on something of a journey these last few years – moving from being a company solely providing webcasting solutions to a firm that is helping our clients to make more of the web as a tool for engagement. That has led us into some interesting work and helped us to develop a really strong story for how local government should be using technology to benefit its relationship with the public.
What we’ll be doing
We’ll have a stand at the conference – as we always do – which this time will be at R18, by the entrance to the main hall. We’ll be manning that from Tuesday morning until the conference winds up on Thursday.
Who’ll be going
There’ll be a few of us coming along to the conference, including:-
- Catherine Howe (@curiousc on Twitter)
- Alan Jones
- Mathew Jellings (@MAOJ61)
- David Eaton (@djeaton)
- Paul Hernanz (@pol_hernanz)
- Sarah Gusterson (@SarahGusterson).
We’ll be keeping folk up to date with what we’re doing using Twitter, and you can monitor what we’re up to during the event with this page on our Citizenscape, which will include our tweets and what we’re blogging about during the event (there’ll be a page for the Conference next week). We’ll also be using the Public-i Twitter account: @public_i.
And most importantly… Pimms!
On Wednesday (June 29, 2011) we’ll be holding our annual Pimms afternoon. We’ll tweet out and blog to warn folk of the precise time closer to the event. Everyone’s welcome – so please join us if you can.
We’ll keep you posted!