Fazeley Studios will this week play host to an “unconference” focusing on interaction between social media, digital tools and the built environment.
The informal conference event, called Be2Camp, will take place on Wednesday and is aimed at people interested in using digital tools to improve buildings and space.
The event has been organised by Rob Annable, of Axis Design Architects, and Lorna Parsons, practice manager of Bryant Priest Newman Architects.
Ms Parsons said: “Along with Paul Wilkinson and Martin Brown, the founders of Be2Camp, and a team of likeminded people including Daden (Second Life specialists) and John Cave, from EH Smith, we’ve found that organising the event is testament to the strength of Birmingham’s social media scene.”
“Web 2.0 is the future of communication and Be2Camp is about getting that message through to the construction industry.”
Speakers lined up for the event include World Technology Award winner Usman Haque, the founder of Pachube, and Dave Harte, from Digital Birmingham.
Also speaking is Jon de Souza, from Constructing Excellence, Nick Booth from Podnosh, and Phil Clark from Building Magazine.
Ms Parsons added: “The real beauty of the event is its informality and flexibility. Nothing is set in stone and the format of the day can change as it goes on.
“It’s a very social affair and attendees are invited to contribute by sharing ideas and joining in with the debates and conversations.”
n Details can be found at http://be2campbrum.eventbrite.com/