What to expect at Saturday’s Slugger event

We had over eighty people along for the Political Innovation event in Edinburgh on Saturday. Slugger’s write up is here, and Bruno Panara has pulled together a good timeline using Storify here. And there are five ideas that are going forward towards action.

So, what’s going to happen on Saturday at NICVA’s HQ?

Well, firstly, the subject matter is largely in your hands. We’ll have a panel session of the great, the good (and the slightly wicked) straight after lunch (detail to follow), but aside from that, the attendees are in the driving seat.

There are already twenty ideas for sessions on the Uservoice site – here. To those proposing sessions, I would advise you think about what actions your session might lead to. So think about how you might capture any interest generated afterwards. We don’t want this to be a chat for the sake of chatting event. We do enough of that online as it is.

Just don’t forget to book your place as soon as possible: we need hard numbers for those lovely free lunches

And the day itself? Here’s all the info you should need (though ping me an email – editor@sluggerotoole.com – if you want further guidance):

And lastly, here’s a Slideshow that was put together by Snook that, I hope, captures a bit of the buzz that we got at the Edinburgh event last Saturday:

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty