Planning the 1st International #DigCitSummit in Scotland #DigCitSummitUK
Almost two months ago, the Digital Citizenship Summit, #DigCitSummit was the #1 national trend on Twitter. How did we get it to trend? Easy. We created an event that people wanted to attend and tweet about.
We struck a nerve that day. Both our live and virtual audiences were actively engaged and interested in collaborating and networking around the concepts of being safe, ethical and savvy. It was the start of the #DigCitSummit revolution — #bethedigitalchange.
Since our event on October 3rd, I’ve tweeted, emailed, voxed and skyped with numerous people about bringing the #DigCitSummit to a variety of different locations.
Last week, on a train to Washington, D.C. to attend FOSI, I had a Skype call with William Jenkins and the idea of #DigCitSummitUK became a reality. Planning began immediately over our hour plus Skype: Digital Citizenship Summit UK and DigCitSummitUK: Going Live. The best part of the planning since that Skype call? William has not made one single phone call to make this a reality. Nope, not one. As all the signs were suggesting — the days of cold calling are dead.
In less than a fortnight, we have created quite a stir on Twitter, as well as a list of possible speakers and sponsors. The location has been decided and #DigCitSummitUK will be hosted at Larbert High School in Stenhousemuir, Scotland sometime in January/February 2016. We are close to announcing a date in between two technology events in the UK — BETT and the Learning Technologies Conference.
As we continue to plan for the 1st international #DigCitSummit, please help us get the word out, generate interest and create a buzz in the social media world. Let’s get #DigCitSummitUK trending before the event even happens!
And…stay tuned…more to announce in the weeks to come, but to get a better understanding of how William is making this happen, please read There’s No App for Patience: Good Things Come to Those who Hustle While They Wait.