Effective Social Media & Web 2.0 Strategies for Local Authorities

Effective Social Media & Web 2.0 Strategies for Local Authorities is a new event from Public Sector Forums, happening at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 30 April 2009.

I have the pleasure of chairing the event, as well as giving a talk on how local authorities can be using Facebook to engagement with and provide information to residents.

Other speakers include the excellent Tim Davies and Simon Wakeman, amongst others.

You can find out more on the PSF event page, and book online too.

There has already been a great deal of interest in the day, so you need to book early if you want to come along!

Dave @ PSF

I’m going to be talking to a bunch of public sector folk on Thursday as part of a Public Sector Forums event entitled Public Sector Websites – Essential Issues for Managers, Developers and Others.

It should be a good day – as well as me, other speakers include:

  • Gavin Woods – Business Development Manager, BrowseAloud
  • Jack Pickard, Web Services Manager, Public Sector Forums
  • Dan Champion – Champion Internet Solutions
  • Simon Halberstam – ‘Weblaw’ & Partner, Sprecher Grier Halberstam LLP
  • Simon Wakeman – Head of Marketing, Medway Council
  • Peter Barton – Lincolnshire County Council

My bit is on ‘Social Networking and other Tools of Engagement’. Here’s the blurb:

Dave will begin to identify what the social web can do, and help equip the delegation with the skills and tools that will enable them to succeed using those tools.

Should be a good day. If you aren’t already booked up, what are you waiting for? 😉