Bristol Public Sector Digital Engagement Day

Free Learning and Networking Event

22 March | 10.30am – 4pm | M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

Your organisation is under more pressure than ever to increase public understanding and involvement in key initiatives, often without the resources, time, and skills required to do the job properly.

So how are government and public sector organisations using digital communications and engagement techniques to warn, inform and educate communities in these challenging times? How can communicators inspire citizens to make positive behavioural changes, at the same time as making a difference to the financial health of their cash-strapped organisations?

Join us in Bristol for a free learning and networking event on 22 March. Hear from your peers, share your experience, and take a moment out of the office to reconnect with your missions.

You’ll also learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the steps you must take now to ensure your comms are fully compliant come 25 May 2018.

This event is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn digital engagement best practices with your peers
  • Hear from digital leaders in the public and private sectors
  • Find out how to prepare your comms for the GDPR
  • Discuss effective behavioural change, channel shift, and income-generating campaigns
  • Find out what’s working and not working for others
  • Get some ‘headspace’ out of the office and enjoy a free lunch and beverage

Location: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd., Bristol BS1 4RN


10.30 – 11am: Registration and Refreshments
11 – 11.05 – Welcome
11.05 – 11.15: Welcome to Bristol: Channel Shift in a Digital City – Helen Bramah, Communications Manager for Major Projects, Bristol City Council and Joanna van der Veen, Communications Specialist, Bristol City Council
11.15 – 11.45: Increasing Volunteer Recruitment to Improve Communities – Gareth Phillips, Communications Manager, and Neil Jones, Head of Communications, Engagement and Civil Contingencies, Torfaen County Borough Council
11.45 – 12.10: Comms Entrepreneurs and Income Warriors – Darren Caveney, Co-creator comms2point0, and Dave Worsell, Managing Director, Granicus Europe
12.10 – 12.40: Embedding Strategic Email Marketing in Local Government Digital Communications – John Porter, Lead Digital Project Officer, and Aaron Barnes, Multimedia Officer, Gloucestershire County Council
12.40 – 1.35: Lunch and Networking
1.35 – 1.50: Re-engaging the Unengaged Ahead of GDPR (and Q&A) – Dave Worsell, Managing Director for Europe, and Lorna Perry, Client Success Consultant, Granicus
1.50 – 2.10: Embedding a Culture of GDPR-Compliance in Every Organisation – Victoria Ford, Director, Perago Wales
2.10 – 2.35: The NHS Recruitment Challenge – How Dorset Put Itself On the Map – Sally Northeast, Deputy Director for Communications and Participation, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
2.35 – 3.05: Break and Networking
3.05 – 3.55: – Transforming Through Digital: Breaking Down Barriers to Deliver Change (and workshop) – Victoria Ford, Director, and Ross Gregory, Director, Perago Wales
3.55 – 4: Learning Points and Closing Words
4 – 5: Please join us for a drink on us at Prince Street Social, BS1 4PS (a 2-min walk from M Shed)

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