Connected Generation 2010: Social Media & Work with Young People
Friday, May 7, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)
Connected Generation 2010: Social Media & Work with Youth People
- Get an overview of how digital technologies are impacting upon young people's lives;
- Explore ways to support young people to navigate the digital world;
- Learn about different ways to use digital and online tools as part of their work with young people;
- Network with other practitioners, and address the issues that matter to you through open space discussions.
Following on from two unConference events organised by Youth Work Online, Connected Generation 2010 combines expert input with open space discussions. On May 7th we'll be exploring the future of work with young people in a digital age - identifying challenges, opportunities and practical learning for organisations that work with young people.
The morning will include keynote talks from:
- Amy Sample Ward - co author of 'Social by Social' and expert on the use of social media in non-profit contexts;
- Katie Bacon - pioneer of digital youth work in Devon, and founder of Online Youth Outreach digital youth work training.
- Joanne Jopling - project worker for the Gateshead Young Women's Outreach Project
- Kieron Kirkland - learning researcher at FutureLab, and lead for the Greater Expectations project
- Chris Morgan - from the Communities 2.0 in Wales, talking about digital youth and community work.
The day will also include a range of pre-arranged practical workshops, including streams on:
- Promoting youth services online;
- Building digital literacy;
- Social media for participation;
- Youth work in the online world;
And in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to set the agenda and discuss the issues that matter to you, through a facilitated 'open space' session, complemented with input from invited experts.
Open Space topics could include:
- Using social media in careers advice;
- Addressing online safety concerns;
- Twitter as a professional development tool for practitioners;
- Convincing management to allow access to social media;
- Managing access to social media;
- Hands on guide to setting up your own social network profile;
- Building or commissioning social network applications;
- Social reporting as a youth participation approach;
- Teaching social media skills in youth work or social work training;
- And much more....
Bring your own ideas for open space topics on the day.
At the Watershed, Bristol
Taking place in the dynamic Watershed conference venue in the Heart of Bristol, we'll be working in an inspiring space with WiFi Internet access available. The conference price includes a buffet lunch, tea and coffee during the day.
Participants will be encouraged to create a record of the day by blogging, using Twitter, and using digital video cameras to record reflections on the content of the conference.
If you are using Twitter, the hash-tag for the event will be: #cgen10.
Find out more:
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When & Where
Practical Participation / Youth Work Online Network
Youth Work Online
The Youth Work Online network is an online community created following last years unConference.
It is open to anyone interested in exploring youth engagement and new technologies.
Online Youth Outreach
Online Youth Outreach is run by youth work practitioner Katie Bacon delivering training and consultancy for youth organizations exploring the use of social media.