In this blog post, we’ll share some reflections from our first roadshow, which visited 5 cities across the UK throughout June and July. The events aimed to inform our plans to help councils collaborate and ‘fix their digital plumbing’.
Reflections on the format
We love unconferences
The event was roughly 40% presentations and 60% unconference style, in which attendees set the agenda and we plan it together on the day. Each group was different and scheduling sessions in a 15 minute coffee break was chaotic. But overall, we’re convinced from feedback and the buzz at events that this was the best way to get the most out of a diverse group with an enormous mission.
We made discussion sessions longer after roadshow 1, but we’ll be able to build in yet more time for our early 2019 roadshow, and stream the plenary sessions for those who can’t make it.