I’m getting round to organising our programme of events for this year. I would love to have input from the CoTech network.
Would you be up for speaking? Or do you perhaps know someone who would be a great speaker? I’m trying hard to diversify our panels, so bonus points for suggesting someone who represents a group not heavily represented in the tech world!
Our events focus on tech, and its crossovers with other sectors, or with issues around ethics, politics etc. They are hosted at Space4 in north London, and generally are on a Wednesday or Thursday evening from 7-9pm. The audience is around 20-30 people, many from a tech-activist background. The format is usually that 4 people speak for about 10 minutes each, with time for questions and debate between, followed by some drinks and networking.
I’d love to talk about synergy with South London initiative as we build out the platform - if that happens a bit later in say 3 or 4 months time then I can touch on technologies as well used in the platform…
I recall that @jdaviescoates has a wiki page somewhere with a list of news co-ops in the UK (I can think of the Morning Star, New Internationalist and Co-operative News but I’m sure there another half dozen or so) — perhaps inviting some of them to do a event on media co-operatives in the era of “fake news” or something like that might be interesting?
Also any excuse to get Nafeez Ahmed to do a talk would be awesome .
I’m working as a marketing officer for Coop Exchange, and will be in London for a Nesta event about platform cooperatives in 19th February (tuesday). Would love to come talk about Coop Exchange the same week in Space4.
I’m also one of the cofounders of WeCo , a platform coop replacement for Reddit whose development is headed by @KingMob and codeoperative, a tech coop he has cofounded. He would also be happy to come talk about WeCo (and WeCos rather innovative way of collaborating with codeoperative) in the event.
If this would be possible let me know by either replying to this comment, you can also email me at email@example.com .
I’m actually not in London that week, and am aware that we don’t have a huge amount of time between now and then to organise and promote. BUT, where there’s a will there’s a way! I’m going to PM you now and we can get on the phone to discuss maybe?
@alex that would be great. I do have a contact for Hilary but I think she’s always super busy and hasn’t got back to me the last few times I wrote to her. Would be great if you could introduce me to someone else via email?