The Emerge support team are hard at work this month making sure that there are plenty of activities, events and opportunities for our geographically disparate community to have fun and be productive together. We're looking forward to seeing how the constituency will pitch in to our upcoming conference - Exploring User 2.0, and those who aren't able to be there themselves will make sure their teams are well represented. Sign up is open now - our last online event was a huge success and with you along - how can our next one be any less spectacular?
In addition, we'll be running a lunch time seminar on Thursday June 5, 12.30 - 14.00. Chaired by the ever lovely Graham Attwell and co-piloted by the just as lovely Isobel Falconer the drop in session will be held in Emerge's Elluminate platform (log in nearer the time using your Emerge username and password for room access). No - our lunches don't usually stretch that long either - but there are two great reasons why you should block out your diary:
Firstly, from 12.30 - 13.15 Graham and Isobel will be leading a discussion session which tackles issues around our June conference and the event to be held in the autumn. We will be focusing on user experience and benefits realisation, so if you've any interest in either of these, then please come along. We'll also be asking about evaluative practices and swapping notes and ideas. If you've never used the platform before, this is an ideal opportunity to try it out - tech support will be on hand and we'll aim to get everyone up an running super fast.
Secondly, the 13.15 - 14.00 slot will be for projects taking an active role in the June event. If your team didn't present last time round - then you should be planning on taking up a short slot. Participating is a great way of sharing your stories and hard earned wisdom with the community and also in evidencing some of the team days all of our funded projects have agreed to. This session will be to become more confident with the platform, discuss opportunities for formats, and to plan slots.
So, those diary dates in full:
June 5: 12.30 - 14.00, conference warm-up & discussion
June 23-25 Exploring User 2.0, Emerge online conference
(& not forgetting the Emerge Evolve project launch, this Friday, May 30 17.00 GMT)