So that’s it all over and done with, for now at least.
#TAL10, our second un-conference had a lot to live up to after #TAL09 but again managed to surprise us with not only it’s popularity but also the quality of the people who attended and the sites that they run, that is before we start looking at their ideas for the future!
We had booked Old Broadcasting House in Leeds to capacity for the event and ended up with it about 3/4 full, the weather and lack of flights in to the UK were responsible for some of the non attendees. While others I’m sure decided not to attend as there were no food based sports like Pork Pie Rounders.
As expected the whole event was blogged by almost all of the attendees and reported on most accurately and efficiently by Sarah Hartley from the Guardian along with Hannah, John & Tom from the Guardian Local Blogs. Their reporting on the day can be seen here.
Michael Grimes also made notes on the sessions he attended during the day.
Journalism.co.uk also reported on the Un-Awards which were presented after the un-conference had closed. The Guardian also reported on the Un-Award winners here.
Un-Award winner Josh Haliday from SR2 Blog gives us his thoughts on the days events on his personal blog.
Philip John gives us his account over at JournalLocal as does Damian Radcliffe onDPC. The excellent Greener Leith report by Alistar Tibbitt and finally and by no means least Matt from My Tunstall writes
Twitter was, and still is, awash with the #TAL10 tag which link to many interesting posts which we have archived here.
Pictures are being uploaded to our Flickr Group.
#TAL10 Unawards prizes
Here’s a quick details update for the Unconference and Unawards this Saturday. So book your train tickets, set your alarms, synchronize your watches…
The Unconference is held at Old Broadcasting House in central Leeds, follow this link for location and parking details.
The TAL team will be at the venue from 9.00am, because we’re a hard-working bunch. You’re welcome to join us and share in our early bird breakfast buffet. The Unconference itself will kick off from 10.00am and things will roughly run as follows:
9.00am – Venue open for an early bird breakfast
10.00am – Introductions and session planning for the day
10.30am – 4 x session one’s
11.30pm – 4 x session two’s
12.30pm – Lunch! Nom.
1.30pm – 4 x session three’s
2.30pm – 4 x session four’s
3.30pm – Wrapping up
4.00pm – Guardian Leeds Beat Blogger John Baron will lead everyone on a guided tour to the Unawards venue, Chilli White, where you can enjoy a drinks in the bottom bar before the grand event that is…(drum roll)….
The Unawards are from 6.00pm in the top bar at Chilli White, just behind the Corn Exchange in central Leeds. We are busy musing over your nominations for winners right now, to decide who will receive the gorgeous prizes pictured above (courtesy of Latif’s Wholesale, Digbeth). Let us know if you can think of some deserving winners for these precious things.
#TAL10 Friday night curry
As we’re starting early we’ll be staying in Leeds the Friday night before, as will a few others who are coming from far afield. So if you’re around please join us for a warm-up curry. We’ll be meeting at 7.00pm in Northbar (New Briggate, central Leeds) for a pint before sitting down to eat in Akbars at 8.30pm.
Talk About Local Un-Conference 2010
We are pleased to announce that the Talk About Local Un-Conference 2010 will be held on Saturday 17 April at Old Broadcasting House in Leeds. Old Broadcasting House is an excellent venue in Central Leeds, in the Civic Quarter just off the Ring Road.
We are delighted that this event will be in partnership with The Guardian’s Local initiative
As in Stoke-on-Trent in October, we will be using the Un-Conference format and we hope to have some of the very best hyperlocal publishers and special guests attending on the day.
After the success of the Pork Pie rounders, arranged by our own Nicky Getgood, there is a rumor that a skool sports day is being planned for one of the sessions, more than that we can’t yet announce, yet….
50 Tickets will be available on EventBrite from 1400 today (8 February) with further tickets being made available after we have ensured that local bloggers in Yorkshire and the North East have got their tickets.
We will be publishing updates at http://talkaboutlocal.org and on Twitter @talkaboutlocal or you can search Twitter for TAL10 to see what other people are saying the Un-Conference Google Group is reopened for you to start discussing and planning what you hope to gain from the event.
Talk About Local Un-Awards
The glittering Talk About Local Un-Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday evening after the Un-Conference at a venue yet to be confirmed. As you will no doubt remember we were going to hold the Un-Awards in Birmingham earlier in the year, but after much procrastination and it being left on a low light we decided that it made logistical sense for us to hold it in conjunction with the Un-Conference.
Tickets for the the Un-Awards will be available on Eventbrite as soon as the venue is confirmed.