Volunteering in a Digital Age Conference - September 2012
Richard Ley Centre, Swansea
26th & 27th September 2012
Hosted by WCVA and Communities 2.0
Digital technology is revolutionising volunteering. It creates new ways of working, new ways of communicating with volunteers, and new ways of marketing. And that’s just the tip of the digital iceberg. And whether you're an expert with new technology or an absolute beginner, this conference has plenty to offer you.
Taking place on 26 & 27 September at the Richard Ley Centre, Swansea, the event aims to demonstrate how new technology can help attract and engage volunteers, address the issue of digital inclusion, provide guidance on social media and inspire you to further develop digital technology in your work.
Speakers at the conference include:
- Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, on the Welsh Government’s vision for digital inclusion
- Sangeet Bhullar of WISE KIDS/'Digital and People' on engaging effectively in the digital space
- Ann Stafford of IT4Communities on how to access a wide range of IT expertise for free
Several workshops will run each day, including:
- How new technology can support volunteer managers
- The impact of visual media
- Digital media and the Welsh language
- Involving older people in digital technology
- Developing a social media strategy
- Engaging volunteers with the web and social media
And there's much more besides, including the opportunity to contribute to proceedings yourself through your mobile phone, laptop or tablet.
Booking is through our partner host the WCVA.
Please complete the electronic form and return it to the address on the form. For additional booking information, please visit the WCVA website (external link) or contact them on 029 2043 1724.
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This event will be live streamed.
Who should attend?
- Managers, staff and volunteers from volunteer involving organisations, including those with responsibility for volunteers or volunteer programmes
- Managers and staff from infrastructure organisations (Volunteer Centres and CVCs) who work with volunteers or volunteer involving organisations
- Volunteers with interest in taking on or developing volunteer roles that include the use of digital media
- Those who have an interest in technological developments to support volunteering
Richard Ley Development Centre
Upper Fforest Way
Tel. 01792 766000