Make Shift 2013

Last weekend was Make Shift 2013. In a move away from last years event this was an unconference style event with all participants able to discuss ideas and develop what they wanted from the day.

It was good day with lots of ideas coming out of it – I could write all about it but as I and a group of other spent the entire day social reporting from the event you can read all about it  in the Storify of the day.

Make:Shift – your chance to make a positive change in your street, your community, your city.

Make shift is BACK – this Saturday 9th November 2013. Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.

What is Make:Shift?

Make:Shift is something the local community can lead, develop and own.

It’s about change from the grass-roots – about finding new ideas and new ventures that communities can make happen for themselves. The council and other agencies will all be able to lend some support if you need it. But the ideas will be yours to own and to drive forward.

Make:Shift is free – and it’s open to anyone who lives in and cares about Wolverhampton.

How Make:Shift works…

Make:Shift is an ‘unconference’ – the agenda’s set and the activities driven by the people there.

There won’t be anyone there to tell you what to do. You come with your ideas, your insights – and a willingness to share with and listen to others. That’s really all you need.

Last year’s Make-SHIFT event  generated great ideas about free organic gardens, pop-up shops, boosting Wolverhampton’s online profile and helping people fill out confusing official forms.

What will this year bring? That’s entirely up to you – Sign up to come along now!