The 2013 All Wales Residential Participation Network took place on 13 and 14 June in Llandrindod Wells.

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This year's theme was "Digital by default? Using technology to engage effectively". The event was designed to support practitioners and organisations to achieve better citizen and community engagement by sharing skills, learning and good practice.

The event gave participants a chance to:

  • learn about ways to engage citizens using social media and other technology
  • learn about what's happening across Wales
  • share learning, ideas and good practice with other practitioners and organisations
  • make valuable contacts across Wales through networking opportunities

We used Twitter to engage with participants during the event. Good Practice Wales have collated these tweets using  Storify.

The hashtag #AllWalesNet13 was used hundreds of times during the 2 day event - you can see all of the tweets made here (via Topsy). It was great to see so many delegates getting involved and tweeting throughout the event - we actively encouraged everyone to use their smart phones, tablets and laptops and we had a Twitter feed on display for the entire 2 days.

Links to presentations and resources used at the event are below:

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Main powerpoint presentation

Workshop: Using Facebook professionally
Workshop: Digital storytelling
Workshop: What to do when things go wrong?
Workshop: Free tools and emerging trends

Speaker: Peter Fox, Monmouthshire County Council
Resource: Internet and Social Media survey report

Speaker:  Karen Roberts - Communities 2.0

Workshop: Using Twitter professionally
Workshop: Blogging professionally
Workshop: Making the case for e-participation
Workshop: Welsh language and social media

We already have next year's dates pencilled into our diaries so why don't you too.- 12 & 13  June 2014. A little later in the year we will be asking you for your suggestions on a theme for next year's residential so get your thinking caps on!

Thank you for your feedback. We have listened to your comments and suggestions and will be using them to shape next year's event.

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