In my first blog post I mentioned that we had begun planning a Digital Day, and I now can share more information, including how you can attend.
Purpose of the day
We want to share with you our digital plans for the next few years, and get your feedback. We will share our digital strategy and roadmap, what we’ve been doing and our priorities, as well as getting you involved in what we do and how we work.
The day will be a mixture of presentations and workshops, intended to get you involved and contributing to our plans!
When and where
The Digital Day is being held on Saturday 14 April, from 9.30 until 5.00 at 65 Queen’s Gate (Baden-Powell House), London, SW7 5JS.
What you can expect on the day
In the morning, we will have a number of presentations from the Digital Team and a guest speaker. Presentations are yet to be finalised but are likely to include:
- our digital plan for Scouting – the strategy and roadmap for delivery
- guest speaker (details to be confirmed)
- understanding our volunteers in Scouting – sharing our research
- how we can apply technology in Scouting
There will be opportunities for questions and answers before lunch, when you will have an opportunity to meet the team and other attendees, as well as contribute to the work that we are doing.
In the afternoon, there will be a series of workshops from which you’ll be able to choose two. The workshops are still to be finalised and possibilities include:
- Delivering digital skills to our young people (and adult volunteers!)
- Key priorities: what do we really need from our website?
- Emerging technology and its potential uses in Scouting
- A new technology platform for Scouting – what do we need to think about?
- Informing our digital strategy and roadmap
- Evidence-based Scouting—practices for the whole Movement
- Open data: using data to make decisions and keep informed
- Your network: how Scouts share ideas, skills, and get help
- After the first release: our vision for growth and how you are involved
- Increasing participation: sharing across the Movement
- Show and tell: how you use technology in Scouting now
Who can attend?
We have 100 places and they are open to all members. We want to ensure that we get a good mix of attendees across different Scouting roles, representation from across the nations, and a wide range of digital experience.
I’d like to attend, what do I need to do?
To ensure the balance of representation across Scouting, we are asking that if you are interested in attending, you complete the expression of interest form before Friday, 2 March. Formal invites will then be sent out the following week and we will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations and keep you informed.
What if I don’t receive an invite?
We will let you know that did not manage to secure a place and we will ensure that we share lots of details after the event. We are looking at the best ways to do this, including recording the day itself and sharing the presentations on this blog.
Is there anything specific that you would like to hear about? Let us know in the comments!