CommsCampNorth: NEARLY THERE

Commscampnorth is back in Bradford and the demand for tickets is through the roof... they sold out in SIX minutes.

Two ticket releases have taken place with 190 tickets snapped-up for the event at the magnificent Kala Sangam arts centre in the city centre on Thursday October 13 2022.

Kala Sangham is an arts centre in a converted Royal Mail sorting office in Forster Court, Bradford and the postcode is BD1 4TY.

ALL tickets have now gone and if you would like to come don’t lose hope. There is a waitlist here.

We are the largest and longest established comms unconference anywhere.

Volunteer-run and not-for-profit the event will once again be an unconference which means the agenda is decided by attendees themselves on the day. We’ve run the event along these principles for almost 10-years. If you’re tired of the same old speaker – spoken to format and want to try something new you are very welcome.

New attenders and veterans are equally welcome.

How the social works the night before

On October 12, there will be a pre-event social involving curry and drinks soft and alcoholic.

6pm — Sunbridgewells pub Millergate, Bradford BD1 1SD.

7.30pm — Omar’s Balti House, 46 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AL. This is a bring your own bottle joint.

Many attendees are staying at the Jury’s Inn hotel, Bradford.

On the day: OCTOBER 13

Doors open 9am for tea and coffee and we’ll start the action at 10am sharp. We’ll wrap shortly after 5pm.

TRAIN: There will be a walking train from both Bradford stations to the venue if you want to walk with fellow commscampers. Volunteers will be at the stations ready with foam fingers to set off at 9am.

PARKING: There’s NO parking at the event itself. Let us know if you want to make the most of the limited blue badge parking. The nearest car park is Broadway Bradford shopping centre parking, BD1 1JR.

AT THE VENUE: On the big day there will be a large room and up to six break-out areas. We’ll all start together in the main room where attendees will be invited to pitch a session topic they’ll like to kick off.

PITCHING: What makes a session topic? This could be a problem they’d like to collaborate on, something they did well or an issue coming down the line. Have a look at our Facebook group to pitch an idea and join the debate.

SHAPE OF THE DAY: Once we have a nice big list of session ideas we’ll share them into timeslots across the day in the six break-out areas. Each session lasts 45-minutes. Overall, there will be more than 30 slots. Excellent.

We’ll open doors at 9am and start the pitching process at 10am sharp.

Session 1: 11am-12pm

Session 2: 12pm-1pm

LUNCH: 1pm-2pm

Session 3: 2pm-3pm

Session 4: 3pm-4pm

Session 5 (short session): 4pm-4.30pm

Wrap up and prize giving: 4.30pm-5.15pm

The day is run on open space principles. There will be no powerpoint, no Teams, no Zoom and we ask that voices from around the room are encouraged. We also leave job titles at the door. So, a junior marketing apprentice has the same right to put a hand up and speak as a veteran director of comms.

Oh, and we also have but one law. The law of mobility. If people have learned enough from a session they are encouraged to get up and see what’s in another session. Or just grab a cup of coffee.

We are not attendees, we are all participants. It’s where the magic is.

Bring cake or canned food

There will, of course, also be a cake table where attendees are encouraged to bake with a chance to win the coveted CommsCampNorth spoon in an event which, lets face it, invented Channel 4’s Bake Off.

This year, if you’re not a baker we’re suggesting you bring a couple of tins of food along for the Bradford Food Bank. Let’s work to make a bit of a diufference this year.

And in other awesome news

We’ll be returning to Birmingham,  Commscamp’s spiritual home, for a 10th anniversary special event in July 2023. Watch this space.

We’ll be running an online event around Easter 2023. Watch this space.

Questions? Email


Gold sponsors: Touch Design
Gold sponsors: dxw
Gold sponsors: CAN

Don’t trust our word…

COMMSCAMPNORTH Silver sponsors

Silver sponsor: SEE MEDIA

COMMSCAMPNORTH Bronze sponsors

Bronze sponsor: Dan Slee
Bronze sponsor: Seashell Communications
Bronze sponsor: Birdsong Consultancy
Bronze sponsor: Origin

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