be2camp: London, Sydney, Birmingham, Arizona and Preston…

This is a guest post from Martin Brown. He is a blogger on the built environment at isite and can be found on twitter @fairsnape. If you’d like to write a guest post for Preston Blog check out how you can get involved.

Possible the first global architecture, construction and facilities management meeting.  June 16th 2009

One year ago an idea to create a network that would explore the use of web technology and social media within the world of the built environment sustainability was born.

Since then be2camp (that’s be, from built environment, 2 from web 2 and camp from the barcamp approach to events) has held physical events, created an online forum for discussion with over 150 members and generated numerous spin off discussions, groups and events around the world

To mark the anniversary, a series of ,tweetups, are being held around the world as an opportunity for people connected with design, construction, facilities management, PR. Web and IT and more to meet chat and network.

We are delighted that the New Continental in Preston will host such an event.

So if you are in any way connected with the world of the built environment or social media, come along on the 16th June between 6 and 8pm.

More details on the be2camp network at http://www.be2camp.com or send a tweet message @fairsnape (that’s me, Martin Brown) or @be2camp

Look forward to seeing you there.

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Preston Tweetup II – how do we support the arts in Preston?

Preston Tweetup brings together people to discuss a particular topic and generate new ideas

Preston Tweetup brings together people to discuss a particular topic and generate new ideas

We’re pleased to announce that the second Preston Tweetup has been confirmed. We’ll be back at the New Continental and this time we’re part of the Preston Tringe Festival that’s taking place in late July, showcasing theatre, music, comedy and much more across the city.

The topic for the next Preston Tweetup is ‘How do we support the arts in Preston?’. There’s already a lot happening with the New Continental’s events and the Tringe Festival but what more could we do? How can we get this city buzzing with a great arts community?

The event is on Monday 27th July 2009 from 8 PM in the Snug area of the pub. Please register to attend (we’re working on another drinks offer for those who register), so charge up those laptops and mobiles, and get your thinking caps on. It’s going to be a great event. Only 40 places available.

It’s free, fun and creative. If you’re unsure of what all this Tweetup business is, take a look at what happened at the last one.

Date and official sponsor confirmed for Preston Tweetup

Preston Tweetup will be discussing the topic of how the web can be used for the 2012 Preston Guild

Preston Tweetup will be discussing the topic of how the web can be used for the 2012 Preston Guild

Through the process of Doodle we have arrived at the most suitable date for Preston Tweetup.

It will be held on Tuesday 17th March 2009 at the New Continental, kicking off at 7 PM.

You will need to register for the event and you’ll need to register to allow you to receive your free drink on entry.

I am also pleased to announce that local business Stage 9 Marketing are the official sponsors of Preston Tweetup. They’ll be working with us to promote the event and also be offering the first 50 people who turn up (with wireless enabled device in tow) a free drink.

Here’s what Colin Sneath, founder of Stage 9 Marketing, had to say about supporting the event: “Stage 9 Marketing is delighted to support the first Preston Tweetup, which is a great example of the City’s willingness not just to embrace innovation but to have fun and be sociable on the way!”

Stage 9 Marketing are the official sponsors of Preston Tweetup

Stage 9 Marketing are the official sponsors of Preston Tweetup