The Google group gets active
To help with those important pre-unconference conversations we have invited all confirmed attendees to the #TAL12 Google group, which you can use to introduce yourselves, suggest and discuss session ideas, make shared travel arrangements, etc. If you have not received an email invitation, you can join the #TAL12 Google group here and join in the conversation!
NESTA to sponsor #TAL12
We are delighted to confirm that NESTA, along with the Guardian Media Group, will be supporting #TAL12. Innovation funders NESTA are currently working to “understand and stimulate the development of a UK hyperlocal media sector” with the newly announced Destination Local programme, which NESTA are leading in conjunction with the Technology Strategy Board. NESTA have just announced their Destination Local funding scheme for the development of new content services and have also published a comprehensive landscape review Here and Now: UK hyperlocal media today. We are looking forward to some interesting discussion at #TAL12 around the opportunities and findings presented to the hyperlocal sector by NESTA.
Pre and post Unconference entertainment
If any of you are in Birmingham on the evening of Friday 27th April before the Unconference please let us know as the TAL team fully intend on sampling some of the famous Brummie curry and would love some company! We shall post where and when we’ll be on Friday evening on the #TAL12 Google group nearer the time.
After the Unconference on Saturday 28th April we shall be staying on at the Maple House venue for a drink or two whilst the much-coveted #TAL12 Unawards are announced (more on that later!) . Afterwards we shall be heading to the nearby Bennetts Pub (map) for a few more drinks and nibbles. It’s very near Birmingham New Street so good for those with a train to catch.
Stay tuned for more #tal12 news!
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