ORGCon was outstanding. Massive props and congratulations are due to everyone who made it happen. I had a great day though I was exhausted by the end of it and I didn’t get to take part in even a third of the sessions in which I was interested. Most were videoed though so I’m looking forward to catching up with the talks I missed as they become available.
- Being in the company of my kind. Renewing old acquaintances, making new ones and putting faces to names from the internet.
- Laurence Lessig’s keynote speech. Brilliant. Inspiring. Right.
- The truth2power session on how to lobby your MP.
My one regret is that the schedule was so hectic, I didn’t get to see any of the stalls or spend more than the odd five minutes here and there chatting, scheming and thinking with the other delegates. Next time I think I’ll plan to stay overnight so I can join in with the after-party (and so I won’t have to set off at 06:00 to arrive in time for the opening talk!)
I took notes in a few sessions. I’ll tidy those up and blog them separately.
I’ve returned to Sheffield proud to be part of such a great community and inspired to renew my digital-rights activism – and no, this is not a party political broadcast, I mean that whether or not I’m elected to the ORG board (the field of candidates for which seems very strong!)