The Engage your community mini-conference in Hamilton earlier in the year was a great day. About 140 people showed up to learn about and discuss how blogs, social media and other online tools can help community groups. Read my post about the presentation I made at the conference, “Wikispaces workshop notes”).
Based on the success of the first Engage your community event, other conferences are popping up around the country. And more are planned.
Wellington ICT are hosting a conference on Thursday 4 September, at Massey University, Wellington. The programme is out and registrations are open, see www.eyc.org.nz.
On 28 November Rotorua Community ICT Trust are planning a one day event.
I’m doing a short presentation on “Spreading the word” using online tools at the Wellington conference. Then in November I’ll be running my hands-on workshop about using wikispaces.
Other sequels expected to be coming to a venue near you soon.