LC Blog Nation conference: a draft programme


by Sunny Hundal    
1:12 pm - June 14th 2010

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Thanks to all those who contributed and emailed in with your thoughts and suggestions for the draft programme for LC Blog Nation on 26th June.

If you want to attend you can email me or blognation@liberalconspiracy.org.

Here is a draft programme. This is obviously subject to change, and I’d like your input below.

1. Coming battles and how we prepare for them
- Spending cuts
- Abortion rights
- Climate change

Format: One person will give a pitch on what the future holds and what they think the best strategy to fight that is. We then open it out to the audience and take responses. The focus will be on how best strategy going forward.

2. How can the left work better, together?

Why isn’t there more coherence and plurality on the left? Do you feel that lefties are always fighting each other? Can socialists, the centre-left and more liberal minded lefties ever work together? How?

3. Short presentations
- Bloggers cooperative: Political Scrapbook
- New political advocacy group: Sian Berry
- Going forward on electoral reform: Take Back Parliament

Each will give a 5-8 minute outline of what their project is about and what they plan to do with it. Then open it out to the audience and take suggestions on how those could work better or be improved.

4. Libdems: what approach works best?

Friend or foe? How does Labour deal with the Libdems? What should the left-wing narrative be?

Breakout debates
There are two break-out rooms. There are plans to have debates in them some of the time too.

Possible debates
- London Mayor – what’s the strategy to win?
- A crisis of leadership? Where is the future?
- An effective response to the financial crisis?

Make your own pitch! One hour will be set aside (in a break-out room) so anyone can present an idea on any topic for 5 minutes. If you have an idea or a pitch or something to say – write it down and bring it with you.

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What would you add to this or like to see done differently?

Laptops, books etc
Bring books that you don’t mind giving away! There will be a book-sharing table there that people will can use to exchange or give away books.

There will also be free wifi but no electrical points due to insurance reasons. If you want to bring your laptop, have it pre-charged.

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Sunny Hundal is editor of LC. Also: on Twitter, at Pickled Politics and Guardian CIF.
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” London Mayor – what’s the strategy to win?”

Anyone but Ken?

Sunny, what do you have for my copy of Kenan Malik’s From Fatwa to Jihad? (unless you have that already)


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