This is a peer event, which means that no-one is being paid
to present (other than expenses where needed) - all LETS organisers
are invited to share their successes and ask their questions.
A small organising group has envisaged the framework and we
invite you to come prepared to co-create this day with other
members of the LETS community...We have had a tremendous response
so far from our emailed invitations,eg Michael Linton, founder
of LETS in Canada, is pledged to introduce us to his latest
projects and a number of other computing enthusiasts will
demonstrate their wares, Malcolm Currie, Coordinator of West
Midlands LETS Registry, is going to report on his recent trip
to Japan, we hope to have an input from Letslink Scotland,
Cyfle Cymru LETS, and other areas of the UK. We are also going
to learn about co-operatives and how to source locally grown
food - the offers are still pouring in and we will not finalise
the programme until the day but will keep inserting new titles
as they come in.
We have had many offers of presentations but in order to give
all those receiving this notice by post time to respond, we
will hold the programme open until 20th November - however
to avoid disappointment please respond as soon as possible:
we envisage brief plenary introductions to workshop sessions
following the five themes described overleaf, but we are also
prepared to modify and expand that framework - please identify
subjects you would like to see discussed even if you are not
offering to make a presentation yourself - the discussion
will continue afterwards.....
The cafe and main stage are available for live musical performances
between plenary presentations during the day through to 11pm
- don't be shy, this is your chance - please apply!
Information: Stalls and/or Leaflets
The Cooperative Group will have a major display, reflecting
their sponsorship of the event. There is still space for other
organisations to participate in this way and there is no charge
for unfunded LETS stalls. If you do not want to be tied to
a stall you can send by post or bring (as early as possible
in the day) posters and a supply of leaflets for our information
stall - priority will be given to LETS. Commercial services
will be accommodated only if you are trading in LETS, and
will be charged by volume.
from your own stall or "Bring & Buy"
Space to trade goods or services, eg complementary therapies,
will be given space on a commission-only basis and separate
therapy rooms will be allocated according to demand. Alternatively
you can participate in a shared London-wide-LETS stand Local
LETS may combine presenting your own scheme with trading in
your own currency - you may well find new members from conference
participants - let us know which options you prefer.
You may bring your own computer and we will provide
space for you to set up your machine and demonstrate your
LETS software, etc, but please advise us of your exact intentions
in advance and arrive as early as possible, preferably between
8am and 9am.
Joining the Event
Please book in advance if at all possible, preferably on-line
otherwise using the form, as this will save registration time
when you arrive. There will also be a choice of workshops
and interest groups which you can opt into on arrival. The
joining pack will enable you to join the LETS-PLAY-LETS game
which will be interwoven with the other activities of the
conference and this will aim to be a basis for starting your
ongoing real-life trading with other members of London-wide-LETS.