The final Local, Social, Digital fringe meeting took place at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 2nd October. Our panellists – Risha Saha (former Head of Digital Communications at 10 Downing Street, now at Hill & Knowlton), Kate Day (Social Media Editor at the Telegraph) and Cllr Andrew Povey (Surrey Council Council) – listened to Conservative politicians and activists, and assorted others, come together to talk about the good and the bad (although mainly the good) of using social media and other methods of innovative engagement in a political context.
After facilitating some lively group discussions, our panellists shared their own experiences with the audience. Nathalie McDermott from On Road Media (who joined us and OPM in hosting Local, Social, Digital) recorded the panellists delivering their speeches and you can watch them below.
Cllr Andrew Povey:
We will be following up the Local, Social Digital fringe meetings with Local, Social, Digital – a Manifesto for Innovative Engagement. If you would like to get involved in contributing to this, please fill in this short online survey here by the 18th October 2011 (OPM are conducting the survey).
Thank you once again to everyone who spoke at, attended or watched Local, Social, Digital from afar. We enjoyed the three meetings, learned a lot from the people who came along and we hope you did too.