Duane Raymond has organised the popular eCampaigning Forum (ECF) in Oxford since 2002 based on open space principles. A sister event is also organised in Berlin (ECF Europe) at the end of October each year and it has also inspired other events in Australia (Fwd), Germany (re:campaign), Netherlands (camp16.nl) and beyond. When not organising events he runs FairSay [http://fairsay.com] – a pioneering campaigning consultancy – which provides training, strategic advice, performance analysis and more.
When Jane (not her real name) first attended an annual event which I organised, she was at a pivotal point in her career. She was transitioning from a salaried role into a freelance role and was a little apprehensive about the switch. Coming to this event had meant using up part of her exit-package, so […]