There will be a meeting of the #media2012 network on the 6th of June at the Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre in Leicester. The event will be hosted by Citizen’s Eye and will form part of a week’s worth of activities for Community Media Week.
The time table will be as follow:
10-12 Free morning of activities with an opportunity to participate in events such as Community Media Centre and local news agencies, browse stands and participate in discussion around Olympics, media making and community driven education. The building will be operating as a functioning community space through the course of the day which gives those who attend the chance to experience and participate in some of the work citizen’s eye and the local community of Leicester, are planning for during London 2012.
12-2 Introductions and Lunch
Between 12-2 there will be a chance to meet members from Citizen’s Eye news agencies who will be at the Phoenix Square (and hopefully as part of a outdoor event in the area adjacent the the building). There will also be a public event to show case the media2012 plans.
2-4 Regional Updates (in the Screen Room)
Introductions and updates from #media2012 regions. We will contact regional chairs individually ahead of the meeting.
4-6 Next Step and Future Planning.
A more dedicated space to discuss future strategies towards 2012.
Beyond 6pm – there is a number of additional activities as part of community media week for those who are staying after the event.
From the Phoenix Square website:
“Phoenix Square is located in the centre of Leicester City within the Cultural Quarter. For parking please follow the brown signs marked Curve. The Rutland Centre NCP car park on Halford Street is conveniently located just a few minutes away from Phoenix Square and is open 24 hours a day.
Visit Google maps to plan your trip to Phoenix Square, if you are using a Sat-Nav please enter postcode LE1 1TG.”
“Traveling by bike www.cyclestreets.net
Traveling by bus www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk
Traveling by foot www.maps.google.co.uk
Traveling by train www.nationalrail.co.uk
Traveling by taxi www.multimap.com”
There is no need to register for this meeting although it would be helpful to the organisers to know who will be coming so we can include discussions on the agenda. Please email Jennifer Jones to let us know or for more information. Please follow the twitter account @media_2012 and join the mailing list for more details.
About the Author: Jennifer Jones is the coordinator for #media2012, web editor for Culture @ the Olympics and PhD Candidate at the University of the West of Scotland, researching social media and the Olympic Games. She documents her research activities at http://www.jennifermjones.net and is @jennifermjones on twitter.