Pitch your Notwestminster 2020 workshop idea

Notwestminster workshop ideas

We are accepting ideas for our Notwestminster 2020 workshops now

These lively discussion sessions, all led by our participants, are at the heart of our main event. We’d like to hear your workshop ideas now. Workshops can be about any aspect of local democracy, but should ideally be inspired by (or related to) our Notwestminster 2020 main event description. For example, your workshop could be about how to create a kinder local democracy, sharing examples of more open and inclusive ways of working, citizen-led activities in our local places, how we can use digital tools to improve openness in our democracy, ways of encouraging dialogue and deliberation, or anything else that fits the theme. Your workshop can be in any kind of format and we welcome ideas for doing things differently.


Your commitment

Workshops will be held on Saturday 15th February 2020 in Huddersfield. Workshops will be in 50 minute time slots throughout the day, in a variety of spaces. If you have any specific requirements for space or equipment, please let us know.

  • If you make a pitch, you are personally responsible for hosting the workshop at Notwestminster (so only the workshop host should make a pitch).
  • Workshops should be interactive and participatory – we allow no more than 10 minutes for any presentation or introduction.
  • You must work with participants to agree on one new idea for improving our local democracy, based on the discussions in your workshop, and bring this along to our Ideas Bazaar.
  • You must stay for our Ideas Bazaar at 3.30pm.

If we receive more than one idea on the same theme, we might contact you to talk about running your session jointly with another participant.


New to Notwestminster?

Have a look at the workshops from our previous event:

Notwestminster 2019 workshops

Please contact us at notwestminster@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Pitch deadline

Please make your pitch as soon as you can. Our initial call for workshop ideas closes on Monday 2nd December 2019. After this date, we can only continue to consider new pitches if we still have space available in our programme – so the sooner you can get your pitch in, the better.


Your workshop idea


Notwestminster 2020