Where you might have seen Laura delivering talks and presentations in the past:

NTEN Conference, Atlanta, USA - April 2010

'We are media - Blogging' workshop session for organisations exploring tools and techniques of blogging effectively. Delivered in partnership with Dawn Crawford of BC/DC Ideas.

LVSC Cascade Network Conference - Engage and Connect with Social Media, London - January 2010

'Managing Your Online Community' session for frontline charities and organisations exploring how to nuture, develop and cultivate online communities. Included how to integrate strategic elements with effective policy and planning to enable vibrant online communities and ownership by the users and organisation.

Like Minds Conference, Exeter - Autumn 2009

Panelist at the inaugural Like Minds conference which explored the sustainability of social media, its return on investment, and its impact as a new way to engage directly with customers and opinion makers.

LVSC Cascade Network Conference, London - Summer 2009

'Engaging your Audience with e-newsletters and social media'; workshop session introducing social media to support communications and tips to ensure success with engaging their audience from print to digital.

UK Circuit Riders Conference, London - Summer 2009

'Web 2.0, Social Media & Hard Economic Times'; collaborative workshop session exploring how to support organisations to become more effective and efficient using technology including ways to network, share and collaborate. Delivered in partnership with Mark Osten.

NCVO Information 2.0 Conference, London - Winter 2008

'Ways to collaborate and share knowledge using social media tools' collaborative workshop exploring the building of internal and external knowledge management and capacity using web 2.0 tools for organisations. Delivered in partnership with Amy Sample Ward and Beth Kanter. (View the presentation slides from the seminar on Slideshare)

UK Circuit Rider Conference 4.0 - Birmingham, Spring 2008

'Naked in a Goldfish Bowl - Web 2.0 for nonprofit organisations', seminar on social media to support ICT workers. Delivered in partnership with David Wilcox, Nick Booth of Podnosh and Beth Kanter.

South West ICT Hub Conference - Spring 2007

'Getting the ICT Support you Need for your Organisation' seminar on circuit riders.

Devon ICT Conference - Summer 2006

'Website Accessibility and Usability' seminar for nonprofit organisations.


Learning and Training workshops have included:

Managing Your Online Community

A workshop to develops skills, understanding and confidence to nurture and manage an effective online community. The session includes development of social media policies and guidelines.

Websites for Organisations

An introductory session to explore what is needed when planning a new website. The session covers: strategy, content, web standards and accessibility, diy or hire a developer, tools to use, integrating social media and monitoring evaluation.


Laura elsewhere online:

Laura blogs about her adventures with gardening and wildlife at The Buzzy Gardener.
Laura's previous blog about technology and social media for nonprofit organisations and accessible website design  - can be seen at Laura's Notebook.


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I'm a member of the Nonprofit technology Empowerment Network, follow this link to find out more.

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