BlueLightCamp to debut at British APCO 2012
2011 was the year that saw civil unrest in the UK, and
worldwide, on an unprecedented scale; from the rioting that took
place across the country in August, to the Occupy London Stock
Exchange movement, which began in October and still continues to
the present day. All in all it's been a testing year for the UK's
frontline services and social media has been instrumental in the
organisation of unrest, in responding to members of the public to
address their concerns and even in connecting with those people
engaged in acts of civil disobedience.
Some frontline services have been praised for their engagement
across social media channels, while others have been criticised for
their lack of it, but a forum has yet to be established for
discussing the issues and providing thoughts on best practice,
What is BlueLightCamp?
BlueLightCamp is a totally new, day-long 'unconference' style
event, taking place on Sunday 15th April 2012 between 9am and 5pm
at Manchester Central exhibition centre. It will be a
free, open and fluidic day of sharing
experiences, thoughts and best
practice across all Blue Light Services.
BlueLightCamp is working in partnership with The British
Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers (BAPCO) to deliver
this event before the annual Exhibition and Development
Sessions, which takes place from Monday 16th to Tuesday 17th April
Who Can Attend?
This event is open to all the UK front-line Blue Light Services,
including, though certainly not limited to:
- Fire Services
- Police Authorities
- Ambulance Services
- Front-line Social Care Providers.
How Many Places are
The organisers hope to have 170 representatives from Blue Light
Services and associated partners present on the day to make this an
event to remember. Tickets are available here and
best of all it's totally free! There is likely to
be a lot of interest in this event, so visitors are encouraged to
sign up as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.
Visitors to BlueLightCamp on Sunday 15th April are
advised to stick around for the British APCO Exhibition and
Development Sessions, taking place on Monday 16th and
Tuesday 17th April. There's more to come on the social
media front at the event, with social media advice surgeries at the
exhibition; free and open to all, and major debate in the
Follow the British APCO event on Twitter @BritishAPCO or join
the LinkedIn group - British APCO 2012.
For further information and to register for BlueLightCamp,
please visit www.bluelightcamp.org.uk
Follow BlueLightCamp on Twitter @BlueLightCamp