#commscamp in 2018 will be held at the Bond Company, Birmingham on 12.7.18.
The tickets have been released in three batches and are now SOLD OUT. However, you can add your name to the waitlist on our eventbrite and keep your fingers crossed. There are always returns.
The event is for public sector people although we hold open the door for housing, higher education and the third sector, too.
Yes, you can do things before the event
We’ve got a Facebook group and the hashtag will be #commscamp on Twitter. Feel free to roadtest ideas for sessions. And yes, we encourage you to bake.
Yes, you can bake and bring a cake
We’ll have a baking table with Kate Bentham and there will be a prize for the best bakers. This will be the highly coveted wooden spoon. Slices will be sold on the day and the proceeds will go towards a good cause which will be announced.
Yes, there will be a pre-event social the night before… and it includes the World Cup
This will be on The Anchor, Bradford Street from 6pm on 11.7.18 before moving onto Manzils in Digbeth at 6.45pm where we’ll have our own big screen. There is an eventbrite you can sign-up for. This is to reserve a seat at the curry. Full details on the event is on the link.
Yes, there is no agenda
The agenda gets drawn-up on the day. There will be up to 30 sessions. Each will be proposed and facilitated by attendees. Trust us. It works. It’s like the coffee breaks at a traditional conference.
Yes, on the day there will be a walking train from two train stations
If you are coming by rail to New Street station, meet outside Boots the Chemist on the concourse by 9.10am on the day for the walking train. You’ll see a couple of campmakers with a red foam finger and a sign. From here, we’ll walk to Moor Street station at 9.15am. You should arrive at the venue in Fazeley Street by 9.30am.
No, there isn’t parking at the venue but there is nearby
The Bond Company is a canalside converted warehouse. It’s lovely. But when it was built parking wasn’t a priority. If you have a blue badge you can book a space at £5 a day by dropping a line direct by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, there is off-street parking within two minutes walk in Fazeley Street.
Yes, there is an email list
Yes, this is run by volunteers
Commscamp was founded in 2013 and we’re in our 6th year. The event is organised by Dan Slee co-founder of comms2point0 and Emma Rodgers of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We’re ably assisted this year by Ted Ryan, Pauline Roche, Kate Vogelsang, Kelly Parkes, Ben Capper, James Allen, Elidh Murray, Charlene Smith, Lydia Connelly, Ollie Cowan, Elaine Massey, Leanne Ehren and Karen Barrow.
Yes, we love our sponsors
We only ask good people to get involved. So, thank you gold sponsors Touch Design, and Council Advertising Network as well as silver sponsors Helpful Technology, Granicus, MusterPoint and Alive With Ideas and supporter the National Union of Journalists, LGComms and FirePRO.
Yes, you can ask a question
Thought of something hat hasn’t struck you? Drop a line to email@example.com.
Pic: Paul Clarke https://flic.kr/p/dY1L3y