I’m delighted to be taking part in the RIBA Practice Stakeholder’s Forum next Tuesday 27 October at the RIBA in London, and I’m doubly pleased that the event is going to feature online technologies.
The Stakeholders Forum is an annual event that the RIBA arranges to thank all the people who serve on their committees and help in other ways. Staff at the RIBA like to have a theme which reflects current areas of interest and invite speakers to share their experience with the group, which numbers about 80 architects and other construction professionals.
The other invited speakers are an interesting bunch in themselves and well worth checking out:
Amanda Reekie, is from communication consultants Stratton & Reekie and sounds quite an adventurer.
Nigel Ford is Business Develoment Manager of ATLAS Industries the world’s leading architectural and engineering outsourcing services supplier, who provides a range of outsourcing solutions to architects from their base in Vietnam.
Sally Feldman is a print and broadcast journalist who is also Dean of the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. She used to edit Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, and if this profile in the Times Higher Education Supplement is anything to go by she’ll be a brilliant speaker too.
Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant, who has been using these technologies for much longer than the rest of us. A recent major achievement was the founding of Ada Lovelace Day, a day where bloggers around the world write about women in technology. Suw also co-founded the Open Rights Group, a UK based Digital Rights Campaigning Group which ‘exists to preserve and promote your rights in the digital age’. Wonder what she’s going to tell us about?
Boy. Its going to be an interesting afternoon!
Well, even though it’s an invitation-only event, you can join us online thanks to Paul Wilkinson and the wonderful Be2Camp who are organising live blogging and tweeting of the event. Find out more at the Be2Camp web page on the RIBAForum, where there will be the slide shows, live blogging and stuff, and why not join in by following and tweeting with the hashtag #RIBAForum09?