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Details of my next speaking event: Social Media – Tools for innovation and efficiency

As pointed out by the ever so kind Ingrid Koehler in her events blog post, I’ll be presenting the keynote speech at the North West E-Government Groups (NWEGG) “Cross-cutting event”: Social Media – Tools for innovation and efficiency on 5th of October in Warrington. I am extremely excited and honoured to be presenting with Ingrid at this event and hope to see many familiar and new faces.

With the demand for cost reductions, CLG calling for innovation in the public sector, ‘Big Society’, calls for more open government data and increasing restrictions on travel, the time is right to re?examine what social media offers local government.

This event brings together a number of experts from pathfinders and key government agencies who will share their experiences ofthe technical options, case studies and innovative ideas designed to challenge the ways local authorities deliver their services and provide the infomation necessary to take the transformation agenda forward.

AGENDA

9:30am
Arrivals
9:50am
Welcome
Chair: Tim Rainey (Tameside Council)

10:00am
Plenary Session 1: Public Sector Social Media – The Big Picture
Speaker: Liz Azyan (LGEO Research)

10:20am
Plenary Session 2: Maximising the benefits of social media
Ingrid Koehler (Local Government Improvement & Development)

10:40am
Plenary Session 3: FOI and data protection – managing the impact of social media
Speaker: Lynne Shackley (Information Commissioners Office)

11:00am
Q&A Panel Session
Panellists: Liz Azyan, Ingrid Koehler, Lynne Shackley, Tim Rainey
11:20am
Refreshment break
11:40am
Breakout Session 1:  Open Data Cities Project in Greater Manchester
Julian Tait (FutureEverything)

Breakout Session 2: Race Online – our experiences and the benefits
Carolyn Waite (Lancashire CC)

12:15pm
Lunch and networking
1:00pm
Breakout Session 3: Preston’s social media strategy in action
Speaker: Carl Holloway, (Preston CC)

Breakout Session 4: The NEW Knowledge Hub
Speaker: Ingrid Koehler (LG Improvement & Development)

1:35pm
Refreshment Break
1:55pm
Understanding the art of the possible – the Social Media Simulator
Facilitator: David Wilcox (Social by Social)

3:25pm
Final word and Close
Chair: Tim Rainey (Tameside Council)

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to all those within Local Authorities with the responsibility for identifying, designing, building and implementing Social Media resources in order to deliver more to citizens with less resource.

This includes but not limited to:

• Media & Communications teams
• Head of web channel
• Heads of Service
• Business Analysts
• Customer Services Professionals
• Information sharing & security practitioners
• Project & Programme managers

Directions
North West Fire Control Ltd,
Lingley Mere Business Park,
Lingley Green Avenue,
Great Sankey,
Warrington,
Cheshire, WA5 3UZ

Cost

This event is FREE to NWEGG member organisations. To attendees from non NWEGG member organisations the cost is £295 per attendee payable in advance.

Registration
You can register to attend on the NWEGG Community of Practice website here:
http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk/c/3471932/events/event?display.do?backlink=ref&id=7337353

For any additional information please contact the NWEGG programme office, based at Tameside Council, on 0161 3423445.

About Liz Azyan

Liz is a CREATIVE digital professional dedicated to helping individuals, governments and businesses realize their digital goals. She offers digital consultancy services on her website LizAzyan.com Liz is also a Google Fellowship Recipient (individuals selected based on their work and initiative in the arenas of technology, politics and social entrepreneurship), an invited expert panel on the Guardian’s Public Leader Network and has spoken at many public events and conferences on the subject of digital engagement.

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    @SLea11 [link to post] I thought we were NWEGG members so would have been free except for the getting to Warrington

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