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Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals online

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Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals online


Tech4Good South West in joining forces with Bristol Festivals to put this event on.

COVID-19 has impacted our social fabric like nothing we have experienced before. Tech4Good South West aims to bring tech and social purpose organisations together to help share knowledge and skills.

One area that is heavily impacted and will continue to be for the medium to longer term, is events that bring people together to a specific venue, be that big events like Carnival or Pride or smaller one off events or concerts, such as fundraising gigs, spoken word festivals or events to engage your community or supporters.

This interactive session will bring experts to talk through some of the key elements of delivering effective online events, including:

- Reflections from LaToyah McAllister-Jones, Executive Director of St Pauls Carnival CIC on putting on a virtual Carnival.

- Designing your event: How do you want to interact with your audience? How does this impact on the best platform and approaches to use?

Expert: 'Thomas Heiser is MD of Focal Point Event Management, an independent Bristol-based consultancy helping organisations get the most from their in-person and virtual events. He is also Operations Director for Bristech which will be going virtual this November.'

- Hardware, Audio & software, how to help musicians and performers set up at home to play to a virtual audience

Expert: 'Chris Barker is music industry journalist and marketing professional with expert knowledge of music technology, music production, the electronic music industry and DJ culture. Over 15 years of experience in editorial, publishing, music technology education, marketing, audience growth and business development. Chris is the business development manager for

- How to ensure people's privacy & security when organising online gatherings

Privacy and Security is Harry Metcalf from and Matt Morrison from Stephenson Law bringing their experience and clarity to the complex world of privacy and security in the digital, online space.
Harry is co-founder and CEO of dxw cyber. We help people and teams to take a modern approach to securing their services, by carrying out attack simulations and helping to design defences with an attacker's perspective in mind.
Matt is an Information governance professional with over ten years experience. Working as a Data Protection Advisor with Stephenson Law advising on compliance with relevant privacy and GDPR/data protection legislation, including ePrivacy and electronic marketing

- Digital marketing: How to engage your audience and make sure they join on the day!

Digital Marketing is Kenda MacDonald from Automation Ninjas, who will be bringing their digital marketing and content expertise to the event.
Kenda has been working in content and digital marketing for 8 years and at Automation ninjas, working tirelessly to understand what makes an organisations customers tick. And being the crafty, data-driven ninjas that we are, we blend this knowledge with organisation goals to create marketing automation and customer journeys that gain (and keep) better, happier customers, that spend more and that make your life easier.

- Performing Right Society (PRS): Ensuring you have the correct licenses for your events and other support that PRS can offer.

Expert: Kerry Hill - Licensing Manager at Performing Rights Society -

If you want to share your tech skills to support this vibrant sector, please also join the call. We will be facilitating a session to link you up with some of the not for profits and social purpose organisations on the call.

We will send out a Zoom invite on 15th July to all registered attendees

Zoom call details:

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Meeting ID: 871 5098 5964
Password: Tech4Good
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