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.
For a list of our past events see here: https://www.meetup.com/London-CoTech-Meetup/events/past/
Currently I’m trying to find speakers for these events, though I’m also looking for suggestions of new titles:
- Transparent, Meritocratic & Peer-owned: is Open Source the 21st Century Cooperative?
- Which CRM? Empowering charities and non-profits
- Open Badges and the potential of open democratic education
- Privacy and Censorship in online pornography
- Tech tools to fight crime
- Analytics for good
- Improving class diversity in tech
…and so on.
Please get in touch if you think you might be able to help out or you’ve got some ideas! Thanks.