Campaigning Forum 2023 Oxford

March 21-23

Meet and learn with top and upcoming campaigners

Why Campaigning Forum is different: participants set the agenda

At the Campaigning Forum, you set your agenda and we help you find others who share it. Speakers and workshops are there to provoke thought. Result: you learn more and connect with more people. This is the way events should be.

Testimonial

Just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed my first ever #CampaigningForum. I wish we’d had longer!

Rachel George

Vital information

  1. Who: Campaigners, fundraisers, media officers, volunteer managers, digital experts, managers, etc.
  2. Where: St Anne’s College, Oxford, United Kingdowm
  3. Capacity: 100
  4. Cost: £550 until Feb 18, then £650 + optionals

Confirmed participants

Campaigning Forum 2023

The Agenda

In 2023, there will be a dedicated slot for presentations and open space sessions about having a campaigning impact, specifically:

  1. Deepening and building political engagement amongst supporters
  2. Effective influencing strategies
  3. Getting supportive media coverage
  4. Developing and sustaining local influencer communities

Tue March 21
Oxford

EVENT ARRIVALS

18:00-19:30

‘Open Space Leadership’ briefing

This informal pre-dinner session will offer the chance to get the ball rolling and start to gather ideas and proposals for Open Space sessions. Join us to:

  • share ideas and tips on successful Open Space groups
  • review the potential agenda topics and themes that emerge from the participant questionnaires with a fun topic-sorting exercise
  • help start to shape the Campaigning Forum agenda, working in groups to start developing session proposals.

Open to all, though a working knowledge of Open Space methodology will be assumed.

19:30-20:30 Dinner: Kick-start connections and conversations with Campaigning Forum participants
21:00+ Connect to kick-start connections and conversations

Wed Mar 22
Oxford

CAMPAIGNING FORUM 2023 DAY ONE

Campaigning Forum 2023

TIME SUMMARY
08:30 Registration, coffee/tea, informal discussions
09:00 Welcome, introduction and agenda review
09:15 Warm-up activities and speed networking
10:00 Introduction to Open Space
10:15 Open Space Knowledge Exchange A (Room: Various)
11.15 Coffee/tea break
11:45

TBC

12:30 Lunch
13:30

Peer Presentations (Room: Various)

  1. To be confirmed based on participant contributions (participants propose a presentation in the application or later)
      14:30 Open Space knowledge exchange B (Room: Various)
      15:30 Coffee/tea break
      16:15 Open Space knowledge exchange C  (Room: Various)
      17:15

      Ignite talks (7 minutes each)

        

      1. To be confirmed based on participant contributions (participants propose a presentation in the application or later).  See what it takes to deliver an ignite-style talk.
        18:30

        Speed Pitching & social
        Service providers and consultants tell you what they offer, answer your questions and/or take your feedback. 5 minutes per table then rotate. Free drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks)

         PostBug.com (Duane Raymond)

        1. Dancing Fox (Brian Fitzgerald)
        2. more to be confirmed based on applications
          20:00 Dinner
          21:00+ Social

          Thu Mar 22

          CAMPAIGNING FORUM 2023 DAY TWO

          TIME SUMMARY
          08:30 Registration, coffee/tea, informal discussions
          09:00 Day two agenda review, pulse check and agenda setting
          09:30

          Peer Presentations (Room: Various)

          • …more to be confirmed based on participant contributions (participants propose a presentation in the application or later)
          10:15 Open Space knowledge exchange D (Room: Various)
          11:15 Coffee/tea break
          11:45

          Plenary speaker: TBC

          12:30 Lunch
          13:30 Open Space knowledge exchange E (Room: Various)
          14:30 Coffee/tea break
          15:00

          Teach In: share skills or knowledge with others. (Room: Various)

          1. TBC based on participant proposals

          To be confirmed based on participant contributions (participants propose a presentation in the application or later)

              16:30

              Ignite Talks (7 min each)

              1. To be confirmed based on participant contributions (participants propose a presentation in the application or later).  See what it takes to deliver an ignite-style talk.
                17:30 Event formally ends
                19:00+ Ad-hoc dinner and drinks in near venue – self-organised for those staying around

                Contact FairSay

                Do you have questions about the Campaigning Forum? We’d love to hear from you

                Tel: +44 207 993 4200

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