Just One Week To Go

Image courtesy of Xiaojun Deng

Image courtesy of Xiaojun Deng

There is just one week to go until the Autumn edition of ChangeCamp at Gosforth Academy on Saturday 25th October, 2014.

Please book your tickets in advance

If you haven’t already booked your place I’d like to encourage you to book your ticket in advance.

There are four good reasons to book your ticket online if you can:

  1. It gives you are guaranteed place at the event, there is a maximum capacity of 90 at the event, so far more than 50 of the tickets have already been sold.
  2. It means you get in more quickly and easily.
  3. It means you can get priority booking to the workshops of your choice.
  4. It makes the organisation of the event much easier for me and the meeters and greeters at the door.

The online booking facility closes at midnight on Wednesday 22nd October.

If you don’t book your place on-line the full £25 fee on the door, unless you are unwaged, a student or a senior citizen in which case the concessionary price of £10 will apply.

Please help me make the day a success

If you have been to ChangeCamp before you will realise that there is a lot to do to keep the show running and I would be very grateful to have some help to do that.

There are 5 areas of work that need some help with:

  • Meeters and Greeters. I need a few volunteers to be at the front door to meet and greet attendees, and if necessary to take their entry fees. If you don’t mind arriving early and helping in that capacity it please email me and let me know (It’s a bonus if you have been before and know where everything is and you can point new people in the right direction).
  • Lunch Arrangers. I need a couple of volunteers to organise the food tables before lunch and make sure that the system runs smoothly as we collect our ‘picnic’ lunch.
  • The Tea / Coffee Crew. I need a couple of people who can keep the tea and coffee area tidy and stocked up with the necessary supplies. (You don’t need to make teas and coffees for people just keep them supplied with what they need).
  • Furniture Shifters. At the beginning and end of the day a lot of tables and chairs have to be rearranged to make room for the workshops. Help with moving and shifting at either end, or both ends, of the day would be very, very welcome!
  • Clean up crew. At the end of the day, some help collecting the day’s junk into bin bags would be very helpful.

If you would like to help in any capacity please let me know by replying to this email, and thank you to those who have already put themselves forwards to help, I really appreciate it.

Sorry, No Kids Allowed.

I’ve had a couple of emails from people with teen and pre-teen children asking whether it is possible to bring them along to the event.

I understand that some people might want to bring their kids along, but I’m sorry to say that I can’t allow children to attend ChangeCamp for the following reasons:

  • ChangeCamp is an event for adults. The topics are designed for adults, the presenters and other attendees are expecting to be with other adults and engage in adult conversations.
  • We have no facilities, or people, for looking after children at the event.
  • In the current climate looking after children and managing their personal safety is a tricky business with legal requirements and complications that I really don’t want to get into. Running ChangeCamp as an event for adults is more than complicated enough.
  • I imagine that most of what goes on a ChangeCamp is going to be of very little interest to most children or teenagers.

So, for all these reasons, I would ask you not to bring your children to the event. I’m sorry if that stops you from attending and I hope you’ll understand why I’ve made this decision.

If you have already booked a ticket in the hopes that you could bring your children let me know and I’ll give you a refund.

As usual, if you have a question please let me know.

I look forward to seeing you on the day.

All the best,


ChangeCamp Organiser

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