Announcing the Alt.Net.UK ‘in the North’ Conference

I am please to be able to announce that there will be an Open Space Conference in Bradford on the 17/18th April this year. I had mentioned my intension of organising such an event at the last London conference, but it has taken a bit longer than expected to get sorted due to problems with getting the venue.

The event will be hosted by Black Marble at their office in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and there will be space for 50 attendees. The format will be the same as previous UK conferences.

  • A planning session on Friday the 17th April from 7pm to 8:30pm, followed by a trip to a bar to socialise
  • The open spaces sessions from 9am to 4:30pm on Saturday 18th April.

As well as providing a venue for the event, Black Marble has kindly agreed to also sponsor lunch on the Saturday.

Other offers of sponsorship will be greatly appreciated

I will get some more detail posted on the web such as registrations, local hotels etc. ASAP.  Check this blog for details [Update – See]

What is the conference format?
The conference will be based on the open spaces format.

An Open Space conference’s agenda is decided upon by the conference participants during the opening of the event. Whoever shows up is the right group. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have. Whenever it starts is the right time. When it’s over, it’s over. 

What is Alt.Net?
Various blog posts have defined Alt.Net. Term originally coined by David Laribee on his blog.

Who are the organisers?
Richard Fennell, Iain Angus  and Nick McKenna

Black Marble is providing sponsorship and logistic support. 

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