These lively discussion sessions, all led by our participants, are at the heart of our Notwestminster main event on Saturday 17th February 2018. Thank you to everyone who has pitched ideas for workshops over the past few weeks.
Our 2018 workshop themes are: Democracy, Dialogue, Doing, Digital, Decisions, Data or Different.
Will you be part of Generation D?
Our 2018 workshops will include:
- Involving young people in democracy
Sean Peacock, Open Lab, Newcastle University
- Open government
Andreas Pavlou, Involve & UK Open Government Network
- Friends don’t let friends have rubbish meetings
Louisa Thomson (Renaisi) and Matt Clack (Hackney Council)
- Northern Devolution: Re-capture the Meaning!
Jenny Cronin (Unlock Democracy Greater Manchester) and Vicky Seddon (Sheffield for Democracy)
- What works to get people to join the debate?
Cllr Mike Jordan, Selby District Council
- Local problem-solving forums
Perry Walker, Talk Shop & Open Up
- Open Contracting in Action
Tim Davies (Open Data Services Co-operative) and Cllr Rachel Smith (Gloucestershire County Council)
- How can we speak to each other when we don’t speak the same language?
Ed Hammond, Centre for Public Scrutiny
There will be at least 12 different workshops to choose from at Notwestminster 2o18. We’ll post the full details soon.
Sign up to the Notwestminster email network or follow us @LDBytes to be the first to hear about the rest of our workshops and other activities. Or Join us on Slack to discuss ideas with other participants.
Turning ideas into action
As usual, we’re setting all our workshop hosts a challenge. The participants in each workshop will be encouraged to come up with a new idea for something practical we can do to strengthen local democracy.
At the end of the day we’ll bring everyone together for our Ideas Bazaar, where we’ll share our ideas and begin to talk about what we might do next. Everyone who is interested is welcome to get involved.