Yes, I was organised this year, I have purchased my ticket for Greenbelt before the 20% discount expires on 30th November! £77 for 3 nights of camping (4 if you really want, just remember the jumpers in case it’s as cold as 2009), and loads of speakers, art, events, and all sorts. I really enjoyed myself this year, so I was determined that I was going to go for 2010 (27—30 August 2010, Cheltenham Racecourse), although I’ll probably focus more on the experiential side (even more so than this year) as you can buy MOST (not all) talks after the event. I especially loved the 2 sessions I did at Grenhaus – the Greenbelt School of Art – and I know I missed some classic Greenbelt moments, so guess need to find the time before the event if I’m to make the most of it…
2010: The Art of Looking Sideways (I always love the themes, always so cryptic, and people make interesting links around the ideas…)
Glad to see that some of my friends are already signed up for the Facebook Group: “Going to Greenbelt 2010” (unofficial, but quite handy!) – give me a “hi” comment if you’re coming…, and wonder if they’ll have invented a manual charger for the 3GS iPhone for this year, as the app was awesome, but a pain every time the battery ran out!
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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.