#HLDJ Conference 6th and 7th November 2015

What is this conference about?

This isn’t a conference about Hyperlocal data journalism (but it could be)

It’s a conference about the way that Hyperlocal AND/OR data AND/OR journalism might work together. We think this is an exciting time to explore new ideas and new opportunities.

How will it work?

We want the conference to be a chance to learn, explore and meet people. So we are planning two days:

Friday 6th November: This will be a more ‘traditional’ style of conference with speakers from across hyperlocal, journalism and data.  We’ll be announcing speakers as we confirm them but contributors so far include:

Hebe Works: Leeds Based media and data driven storytelling company who publish The City Talking newspaper in Leeds, Sheffield, York and now Manchester and have developed the Leeds Data Dashboard.

The Bristol Cable:  “The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative – created and owned by people in the city. With free events, a multimedia website and a free quarterly print edition, The Bristol Cable is building the tools and platform for people to engage with their communities and hold power to account in the city and wider society.”

David Ottewell, head of Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit which provides data driven news and interactive content for the MEN and titles around the country.

Urbs:London: “We are dedicated to bringing you stories that explain what is really happening in London.  We write stories based on open data to help citizens know, understand and improve their city”

Saturday 7th November:  We want you to be able to share your experiences and skills, so we Saturday is our ‘unconference’ day. We have a few workshops planned, but if you want to pitch in an idea for a workshop or want a chance to share what you’re doing, Saturday is the day.

Where is the conference?

The conference is being held in the Media Innovation Studio in the Media Factory at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

Are there any places to stay?

There are quite a few hotels and B&B’s around Preston but the closest (bigger) hotels to the University are:

Legacy Preston International Hotel
Marsh Ln
Preston, Lancashire PR1 2YF

Premier Inn Preston Central Hotel
Fox St
Preston PR1 2AB

Holiday Inn Preston
The Ringway
Preston PR1 3AU

Who do I contact if I want to know more?

If you want to know more, please email asdickinson@uclan.ac.uk

OK, this sounds good where can I get a ticket?

You can get a FREE ticket from our Eventbrite page. or the form below