Announcing #TAL12

#TAL11 in Cardiff

#TAL11 in Cardiff

We are very happy to announce our next unconference, which will be a joint event from Talk About Local and online community noticeboard n0tice. #TAL12 will be held on Saturday 28th April at Maple House in central Birmingham. Further details and free tickets will be released very soon.

This will be the fourth unconference for Talk About Local, following the successful #TAL09 in Stoke-on-Trent, #TAL10 in Leeds and #TAL11 in Cardiff. We’re hoping #TAL12 will be another well-attended, action-packed and thought-provoking meeting of the locally minded – be you a hyperlocal blogger, community activist or reporter, local government employee or n0tice community member!

As this is an unconference style event, there is no set agenda for the day – attendees will decide the programme at the beginning, so what’s discussed and produced over the course of the day is up to you!

Guardian Media Group are kindly sponsoring the event, but that’s not to say we couldn’t do with more support to help make it all happen. So there are further sponsorship opportunities available for those of you that might like to show your support, be you a large or small organisation or one man band:

Room Sponsor (for each of the 4 breakout rooms): £500 Room Sponsors will be named as the ‘company name breakout room’ with their printed logo on door(s) and direction signs. Room Sponsors can place an unobtrusive stand in the corner of their room. Also logo and link on the event’s blog post/pages online and posters at venue.

Corporate Supporter: £250 Corporate Supporters will be named, with their logo and link on the event’s blog post/pages online and posters at venue.

Named Individual Supporter: £25 will named and linked on on the event’s blog post/pages online.

Suggested Individual Donation: £10 if you would like to give! :) You will be able to make your donation on the #TAL12 Eventbrite page when tickets are released.

If you would like to enquire about supporting or sponsoring #TAL12 please contact Mike Rawlins at or tel. 0121 288 2910.

Nicky Getgood

Nicky is the Communications Manager at Talk About Local – recruiting, training and working with IT trainers and active citizens across the UK to help them create and develop simple yet effective community websites and online profiles. Nicky is currently overseeing Talk About Local's Networking for Work project, helping jobseekers to take control of their online profiles and look their best online.

Nicky managed the popular Birmingham hyperlocal website Digbeth is Good since it began in May 2008 until moving to Cardiff in December 2011, where she helps organise regular Canton Social Media Surgeries.Nicky is interested in ways of using storytelling, game-playing and events within communities to tell their stories and effect positive change.