Following the success of CiviCon UK 2017, a number of the sessions from the day have now been made available on the CiviCRM YouTube channel.
With almost 150 attendees, this year’s conference to took place in London, on 6th October and featured a great range of knowledgeable speakers who travelled from all over and came together to share their expertise with the CiviCRM and open source community.
For those who were not able to attend, the YouTube channel is a great way to still see some of the brilliant topics discussed at CiviCon UK 2017, including case studies from CiviCoop’s Erik Hommel on the...Read more
Australia's first ever CiviCRM conference was a success!
With over 60 people registered for the conference, CiviCRM's first ever conference in Australia, CiviCon Canberra 2017 has been a huge success!
Sessions recorded and on YouTube
If you could not make it to the conference, then no worries! All the conference sessions can now be viewed on the CiviCRM YouTube channel. This includes the keynote session by Caroline Le Couteur, MLA of the ACT Greens.
Andrew Smith from studiosolutions.com.au volunteered to record all the sessions, edit and upload to YouTube. Andrew flew down from Brisbane to Canberra on the day, amazing! Thanks Andrew!
Thank you for your support!
In conjunction with the first ever CiviCon happening in Canberra on Monday 23rd October. There will be a developer day on the Sunday prior to that day. There will also be an opportunity for international developers to join in through a Go To Meeting hangout. The developer day will be held at the Agileware office. 4/55-57 Lathlain Street, Belconnen, ACT 2617. The Day will start at 9am. Anyone interested should get in touch with Justin Freeman from Agileware. This will be a chance to meet fellow CiviCRM developers and share issues and concerns.
London 2017 was my first time at a CiviCon event so not sure what to expect, but I have been to many business conferences over the years. So, what was so different about this one? Essentially, nothing; held in a major city i.e. London, in a conference centre, a welcome desk with a goody bag and a programme, introduction, sessions – you get the picture!
It’s hard to put your finger on why it was different - better - but I am sure it has to do with the ethos of CiviCRM and why the organisers and attendees were there; a shared vision and a unified purpose.
What exactly was different? Well, as soon as I walked into the main conference room, I felt I was amongst friends, like-minded people. Yet apart from a couple of emails on signing up, I didn’t know anyone there (those emails, by the way, also made me feel that the organisers really wanted me to get as much as I could from the experience and it was not just about them). ...Read more
Countdown to CiviCon Canberra, the first CiviCon in the southern hemisphere, is ticking along nicely. Less that 20 sleeps to go.
Very excited to get the sessions nailed down. You can view the list of topics and speakers here.
Keynote speaker will be Caroline Le Couteur, MLA, ACT Greens Member for Murrumbidgee (which means she is an MP for those who don't speak 'strine').
In addition, with a couple of presenters freshly returned from CiviCon UK, I expect we will be hearing all the latest news from the dark side of the planet.
If you haven't already booked, just head over here and register.
Hope to see you there.
We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon UK which promises to be bigger and better than ever!
The full timetable is now available to view here.
We're excited to be hosting this year’s party at a very cool bar pub in Camden called Miusan. We will be heading there from 5:00pm and the bar is about a 5 min walk from the conference.
Wristbands will be handed out for complimentary drinks.
Enter the CiviCON raffle for a chance to win a Google Chrome Cast!
Tickets are £2 and will be donated to one of the charities present on the day. Every charity represented will be automatically entered into this draw.
Don’t forget to bring some change...Read more
We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon UK which promises to be bigger and better than ever! We have:
- Inspiring sessions lead by expert speakers
- Lightning talks and roundtable discussions
- Raffles and prizes
- Social and networking opportunities throughout the days, with a party on the Thursday night.
- It’s not too late to register, book your place here
We're excited to be hosting this year’s party at a trendy bar in Camden called Miusan - a venue devoted to drinking & Pan-Asian dining, modeled on the opulent 1940’s opium dens of New York and Paris
We will be heading there from 5:00pm and the bar is about a 5 min walk from the conference on 16 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HJ
Wristbands will be handed out for complimentary drinks.
Enter the CiviCON raffle for a chance to win one of 2 Chrome...Read more
A big thank you to all our CiviCON UK Sponsors. Here's a special post from Gold Sponsor Yoti:
Doing things differently: Registrations in seconds, logins without passwords and minimising data.
Over the last 15 years I’ve probably been responsible for around 50 or so websites or microsites that in some way or another have tried to gather people’s data. Either to enter into an event, join a forum or buy something. And like most other marketeers I’ve been obsessed by two things. Funnels and Data. i.e how easily are people signing up and how much do I now know about my customers. I’ve always known that by asking people for more information there was a danger people would drop out of my acquisition funnel but we marketeers are hungry for data. We want it all and we want it now.
I’ve now come to realise that less is more. I still want the customers, and loads of them, but I want them to join me on their terms. If I ask people less about themselves I’m more...Read more
Firstly - a huge well done to our social media competition winners:
Marcus Wilson and William Mortada
You have won complimentary tickets to this year’s CiviCON UK. We can’t wait to see you there!
CALL FOR SESSIONS!
We are looking for community members to present on various topics and capacities. Sessions will include presentations on specific topics or case studies, panel discussions/roundtables, overview sessions on CiviCRM features and Lightning Talks (quick 5-8 minute presentations).
There will be several overview sessions highlighting the features of CiviCRM if you would like to contribute to one of these sessions please let us know. If you are willing to present a session, contribute to session or do a lightning talk at CiviCon UK please submit your session. If you are willing to present more than one session please submit the form for each session you want to present.
After submission we know that you are willing to present a...Read more
Don't worry if you are not a developer or "technical" - if you use CiviCRM we want to hear from you. We want to hear from all CiviCRM users.
So if you have an idea for a presentation and would like to support the CiviCRM community then please submit a session, ...Read more