The Digital Britain Unconferences were a series of UK-wide, volunteer-organised events quickly set up in reaction to the British Library hosted Digital Britain Summit on April 17th 2009. Their aim was to produce a representative ‘grassroots response’ to the interim report and gather set of positive, realistic contributions for consideration in to the government’s final report.
By the May 13th, twelve unconferences had taken place from Glasgow in the north to Truro in the south west. All attendees were encouraged to read the Interim Report and the level of engagement and serious thinking across each event was exemplary. The events included a virtual discussion focusing on rural issues related to Digital Britain and a family unconference held in Tutbury, Derbyshire, as well as large events of over 50 people in London and Manchester.