The SHIFT Cooperative Innovation DigiConference was a huge success! Over 200 attendees from across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore joined together to discuss what community-led placemaking can look like during and coming out of COVID-19.
Read the full case study here:
We are so thankful to everyone who was part of making SHIFT DigiConference such a great experience. As a small not-for-profit, it takes quite a lot of generosity to create large productions.
Town Team Movement (TTM) planned the SHIFT series in January 2020. It’s initial incarnation was a four part breakfast event series, targeted to the usual business breakfast audience with the purpose of building awareness and advocating for the ideas that Town Teams live, breathe and act upon.
When COVID-19 disrupted all event planning in March 2020, the event series was pushed out to see what restrictions would be like in June, July and August 2020. We used March and April to test our digital offering by running various digital workshops, and confidently decided to pursue a digital conference in May 2020.
No one on the team had ever produced a digital conference, but early on we identified a fantastic case study that added clarity. So much of the SHIFT DigiConference was built on the foundation of learning provided in the case study “What we learned running the Impact Unconference”. We hope to contribute to the generosity and knowledge sharing demonstrated by the Impact Unconference organisers by writing up our own case study and learnings.
Our choice to run a digital conference (DigiConference) was strategic in that it enabled people to join from anywhere in the world. Our goal to bring like-minded people together to share ideas and collaborate was successful. We would encourage everyone to not shy away from digital conferences as we found it to be a profound experience in organisation, collaboration and celebration.
Hope you enjoy our learnings and observations. If at any point you have questions about this project, please reach out to [email protected].
Read the full case study here:
Thank you to the event Presentation Sponsor City of Perth.
Town Team Movement is proudly sponsored by RAC.
What is the programme?
How will the conference be delivered online?
The SHIFT Cooperative Innovation DigiConference will be delivered using two digital tools.
Zoom: Video content will be delivered live and recorded using Zoom which enables speakers to be distributed across the world, polling functions and breakout rooms for higher levels of interactivity. Attendees can join the video program from their desktop or mobile Zoom application.
The Town Team Hub hosted on Mighty Networks: The program for the day including speaker notes, schedule, sponsor information, attendee profiles, and attendee chat will be delivered using the Town Team Hub hosted on Mighty Networks. The Town Team Hub currently uses Mighty Networks, and this event will be a sub-group on the Town Team Hub.
SHIFT attendees will be provided access to the Mighty Network two weeks in advance of the conference to allow time to create a profile, acquaint yourself with the program and software, and to meet fellow attendees!
Will the content be recorded?
Short answer is yes!
We want to ensure that the ideas and conversations on the day are accessible to everyone beyond the actual date of the conference. We are hosting concurrent sessions, so attendees will be able to go back after the conference to view the content covered in different sessions.
Additionally by using Mighty Networks and the Town Team Hub as our platform, we hope these conversation will continue and attendees will collaborate after the date of the event.
Am I a Town Team Member (and get a free ticket)?
The free tickets are for Town Team volunteers who help one of the 46 registered Town Teams listed on this page – https://www.townteammovement.com/town-teams/
They are the heroes of our movement, so we provide what we can to them for free. Please bear in mind that ticket sales help to fund Town Team Movement’s activities and support for Town Teams.
If you aren’t sure if you qualify, please email Dean at [email protected].