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Notes from #TAL11 – Talk About Local Unconference 2011

The first Talk About Local event in Cardiff was a great success!

This Saturday saw the hyperlocal collective make its windy way along the stuffy Southwest train system to Cardiff (via Crewe) for the Talk About Local Unconference 2011.

The first event of its kind in Wales, online publishers and bloggers with an interest in their local area met at the Atrium for a day of sharing ideas and making news ones, with a great contingent from Cardiff and Welsh language representing the locality.

The day kicked off with a quick fire round of game show round of pitching ideas which were organised into sessions using the unconference-friendly post-it note system.

Organising discussion ideas into sessionsSessions ran throughout the day within the sunny glass walls of the Atrium – with much pastry-munching, tweeting and networking inbetween. Here are some notes I took from a few sessions I went to (I didn’t take any notes in the council session or ‘I’m a hyperlocal celebrity get me out of here’ – but both were great and informative debates).

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Written by hrwaldram

April 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

Notes on Talk About Local 2010

Ray Duffel at #TAL10

Ray Duffel leads a session on news gathering for hyperlocal at Talk About Local conference 2010. Photo: Josh Halliday

Yesterday’s Talk About Local 2010 conference in partnership with Guardian Local has no doubt left hyperlocal publishers across the UK feeling inspired, enthused and reinvigorated.

After coming back to the unconference following the first one six months ago in Stoke on Trent where I went as a hyperlocal publisher for bournvillevillage.com it was great to see the changes and developments in the hyperlocal scene since last time. Read the rest of this entry »