As most of you will know, FutureGov are fully signed up members of the Social Innovation Camp fan club. We’ve not missed any of the four that have taken place so far, personally helping to lead on a couple of projects at the first two camps in London (Enabled by Design and Accesscity).
While I was at the fourth Social Innovation Camp, Social Innovation Camp Central and Eastern Europe in Bratislava last month, the chance came up for us collaborate at this week’s New Media Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia. Obviously I jumped at the chance to bring together the FutureGov and SICamp approaches (presenting on our experiences and running a quick fire 3 hour SICamp) and enthuse over 200 journalism students and social activists in the ways of new media.
I’m here with Merici Vinton, Director of New Media in North Carolina during the Obama Campaign, who will be sharing her take on using new media to organise and empower for social change. Some of you might know Merici from our ‘Learning to Listen’ FutureGov Network event back in June.
Watch out for my tweets from the event, but for now I thought I would share some photos of the beautiful Tbilisi.