Actions and Detail Panel
Brexit? What actions do YOU want for York?
Sat 18 March 2017, 11:45 – 14:00 GMT
NB: for event on June 13th (3pm) see www.YorkEuropeWorld2.eventbrite.co.uk
Last-minute letter for late bookers:
This is an “advance welcome” for tomorrow’s Brexit meeting. We hope you will arrive early, stay late, and find it good (Priory Street, 12 o’clock prompt).
I hope that our emphasis on Saturday will be upon listening, especially listening to people we disagree with. One of the worrying changes in the last year, in my view, is that people have stopped listening to each other. Saturday’s meeting should be different. All views will be respected!
Three organisational points:
- There is NO NEED to print out your ticket – we will believe you!
- The meeting is FREE but costs £250 for room hire, tea, snacks, etc.. There will be “Pay As You Feel” donation buckets around, suggesting donations of £5 per head if you can afford it. Lesser or larger sums are equally appreciated. Any surplus will go towards future meetings e.g. the one already arranged for 3pm on June 13th: see www.YorkEuropeWorld2.eventbrite.co.uk
- It will be crowded on Saturday, but we still have spaces. (So please tell your friends!)
Saturday’s programme will have three parts:
1. Keynote speakers
2. Discussions in small groups
3. Final plenary
This will allow maximum opportunity for good discussion, which will use the “Open Space” format summarised below. To get the most out of this we suggest you think in advance about what you want to say, focussing particular on (a) the future, and (b) what people can do locally in York, to accord with our strapline “What next for York?”
Thank you for looking at this, and for your support in making Saturday a success
Summary of “Open Space” discussion format, and suggestions for how you can get most out of the meeting
- Everyone is invited to propose a topic for discussion using a short 10-word summary
- These 10-word proposals are then presented to everyone present
- Topics are selected and allocated a breakout space; everyone interested gathers there for discussion
- Outcomes from breakout groups are shared during the final plenary.
Accordingly, to focus for Saturday, could I ask you please to consider preparing a 10-word summary or short heading for a discussion topic? Please use the theme "What next for York?" and make your proposal forward-looking, practical and local. Aim your summary so it will appeal to the maximum number of people and lead to an active, interesting discussion with others who want to discuss your topic.
====Key participants on March 18th include
- Vince Cable (ex-schoolboy from York)
- Rachael Maskell MP
- Julian Sturdy MP (tbc)
- Dave Taylor (Lord Mayor of York)
and other speakers including YOU !!
Come for excellent speakers; like-minded people; lots of ideas to discuss and develop … The aim is to focus on FUTURE action - not recriminations about the past. All opinions will be respected.
First we shall set the scene with short keynote presentations. Then we’ll break into subgroups, exploring topics brought to the meeting. Finally, we’ll regroup to review our ideas and decide on next steps.
We also have space at this event for YOU to promote your group or organisation (subject to approval) - please see registration details.
Further details: John Bibby firstname.lastname@example.org