After morning coffee with @Rubyxxcube (so happy we finally met) and warm up session on networking with @jobucks during which I met two Polish boys from Imre (very switched on when it comes to SEO – promised support on that:)), I listened to Jamie Riddell presenting his session on “Setting up a Business with No Investment and Succeeding”. As I am very interested in the process of setting up new businesses – not for me, but in the processes related to it – I was fortunate to see few issues a new company might face and might have to be prepared for. I think I agree with most points, although I did make it clear that in my opinion there will always be place for many social media agencies – no need to panic, let’s just let them all do a good job:) Benjamin Ellis, whom I was very happy to see again, once again spoke very inspiring thoughts – this time on management of creative people. After lunch portion of Oxford gossip with @oxcom (thank you for sponsoring:)) and @ianwilliams, I presented my bit of social media ethics focussing on:
1. pointing out how much of our daily decision making is related to ethical questions;
2. encouraging event attendees to join the discussion, as I believe the abstract idea of social media ethics can only be grasped by questioning our values, freedoms and behaviours.
I am very happy to see that 40 min I left for discussion seemed not to be enough, and I hope at least one person went home with this concept! For the life streaming recording made by @pcmcreative (which I am extremely grateful for!!!) I will send you to her Qik account here.
After this one, I joined @pcmcreative‘s session on Amb:IT:ion project. I must say I am very impressed with the project and I really hope I can get involved in it more – at least on the networking level! If you are social media savvy and would like to support art communities, joining their network is a must, so do it now!:) (and me in the meantime I will try to get hold of the slides;) This filled me up with ideas enough to have a chat with @oxcom on the way back to Oxford.
Thank you very much to Chris Hambly for organising and to all the sponsors for making it possible!:)
I really hope to see another one, and all of you there:) Come over and share your ideas!