Just a quick post to let you know about ‘Beyond Twitter: Young people and youth work in a digital age‘ – a conference and open space event I’ve been involved in planning with Simon Stewart for 24th September 2009 focussed very specifically on youth work. I’ll be speaking and facilitating some of the open space process, fresh from spending a few days at this symposium on ‘human services in the network society‘ – so very much looking forward to how we can make this conference the next step in build capacity and conversations around the future of digitally aware youth work.
Here’s how Simon has described the 24th September event:
Thursday 24 September 2009, 10.00am–4.00pm
Catrin Finch Centre, Glynd?r University, Wrexham
Technology today is creating one of the greatest transformations ever seen in humankind. Technological turning points of the past came about progressively. People and social systems had time to adapt. This time around rapid innovations are coming upon us suddenly. This digital explosion has opened up a plethora of opportunities and challenges for society.
Professional youth work and emerging children’s and young people’s services have not been left untouched, but what are we doing to ensure that our work remains current in a technological age? From social media to digital exclusion, youth workers are faced with ever more complex and challenging situations that they are required to respond to.
This conference and open space event is the beginning of an extended conversation reflecting on how youth and community work practice can respond to the digital transformation of society
It’s great value at just £25 for youth workers, and £10 subsidised rate for students. So if you’re in youth work – it would be great to see you there…
Booking details and online booking on the Glyndwr University Website here.