Last week Birmingham saw the first ever national conference for people in the UK working with ‘data for good’.
We were very pleased when our regular client Data Orchard asked us to provide all the communications and marketing support for The Data4Good Conference 2018. We’re still recovering from it to be honest, but what an exciting thing to be part of!
Around 250 people attended, with representation from across the not-for-profit, social enterprise and public sectors, as well as private sector providers. There was a real buzz of excitement about the conference, as people with a shared interest in using data for good finally had the opportunity to get together in one place to share, learn and network.
Having been quite deeply involved in the planning and organisation of the conference, managing promotion and ticket sales, and being there at the conference to support the organising team, we really felt more than ever like we’d morphed into being de facto members of our client’s team.
So we were truly emotionally invested in this one, and it was such a good feeling to be able to confirm that the tickets were sold out, and we were set for a full house.
Being at the event and managing the live-tweeting was a little nerve-racking but we needn’t have worried – the social media buzz about the event before, during and after was great. It was a real testament to the hard work put in by Data Orchard and the rest of the organising committee to create something really unique for the not-for-profit community in the UK.