If you are a late booker you might not have received this email (we’ve also slightly changed the travel information – thanks Val Cane for the tip-off):
We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to CityCamp Brighton 2 at the weekend. Here are some things you need to know in advance. If you’ve got any questions we haven’t covered here, email the team at email@example.com
1. Make sure you have the right ticket!
If you want to come to the whole event you need two separate tickets: one for the Friday, one for the Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve forgotten one, there’s still time to sort it out by going to http://ccbtn.eventbrite.com and booking the missing ticket.
2. Where it is
The Friday session starts at 2 (doors 1.30) at the Sallis Benney Theatre on Grand Parade in Brighton – the University of Brighton building. We’ll be done by 5.30. The agenda and speakers for Friday will be on the website tomorrow (Wednesday) – including Will McInnes, John Barradell, and last year’s winning team MyUrbanAngel.
The Saturday and Sunday sessions start at 10 (doors 9.30) at the Amex Community Stadium at Falmer. We’ll finish the days by 5.30 but the bar at the stadium will be open for us until later. Like last year, you don’t have to be there for both days, or for whole days if you can’t make it.
3. How you get to the Amex
You can park for free at the Amex, and disabled parking is available very close to the entrance (which is East Stand Reception).
4. Share your ideas in advance
Like last year, you can share your ideas in advance and vote on other people’s. Use the orange “Ideas” tab onhttp://citycampbtn.org, or go direct to the ideas page at: http://ccbtn.uservoice.com/forums/150412-citycamp-ideas
5. What to expect
Come ready with thoughts and ideas for projects and discussions on the Saturday and Sunday. If you want to read the full prize fund rules, they’re here: http://dmsc.me/wbGDtG
The very brief summary of how it works is that you can propose discussions on the Saturday on any topic you like, and on the Sunday propose solutions you want to design (either technology or new ways of working). At 4 p.m. on Sunday everything stops for a pitching session, where each project pitches for 5 minutes (3 minutes if there are lots of them), and then the judging panel makes the decision on the weekend winner and any other prizes they will be giving out.
6. How to take part online
Both venues have good wifi connections for your use and we’ll be reporting the event online throughout. Our social media hashtag is #ccbtn and our Twitter account @CityCampBTN. We also have a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/citycampbtn and the blog at http://citycampbtn.org
The Friday session will be webcast live thanks to our production team colleagues at Public-i.
7. Food and drink
We’d love to be able to provide food and drink for free, but unfortunately the trade-off for the fantastic venue is that unlike last year, we won’t be able to provide free food and drink.
However, the excellent catering at the Amex stadium will be available to us, with a cafe in the event area serving coffee, tea and lunch open throughout, and magically turning into a bar when the sessions end. We’ve checked with the venue and there will be provision for a wide range of dietary needs – if you have something specific you’d like to check please email firstname.lastname@example.org who’s our contact point. You’re also more than welcome to bring your own refreshments.
8. Staying over?
If you’re coming from out of town and want to socialise with brilliant Brightonians (and hip Hoveites), we’ll be organising a restaurant for dinner on the Saturday night. Let us know if you want in on that, or if you want to make your own arrangements.
9. Any other questions?
Ask away, on the day or by email in advance (email@example.com).