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
CiviCON Canberra will be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia. Early Bird discounts are available if you book before Friday 20th October! To find out more, including registration, speaker opportunities and sponsorship, go to https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017
CiviCON Canberra is your chance to learn, develop, question and network with top experts in the CiviCRM community - and each other!
The event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (anything you can do without code!).
We will be dedicating the conference to charities, organisations, members groups, associations and anyone who is interested in learning about using the third sector’s leading CRM and getting the very best out their CiviCRM. Plus we have worked hard...Read more
Enter CiviCon UK’s exclusive prize draw!
It’s not long to go before more than 200 people will be gathering in London for Europe's biggest CiviCRM conference. And to build up the excitement, we have planned an exclusive competition to win 3 free tickets to the conference on the 5th October!
How does it work?
To enter the competition, you just need to answer one simple question-
How many beers were drunk at last year’s CiviCON London Party at The Lamb Pub?
We will only accept one guess per person, once you have a number in mind, copy and paste this post with your guess and share it on our Facebook page OR Twitter feed.
#CiviConUK comp, my guess is: (enter your number)
The 10 closest answers will be entered in a draw, and we will blind pick 3 of those to be our lucky winners!
How do I know if I won?
The competition will last for 1 week and will close on Wednesday...Read more