Join us online discussing young people engaging through digital tech

Today is a high spot in our exploration, with Nominet Trust, of how digital technologies can support young people to engage socially and economically with their communities. We are meeting with 25 of the brightest and most enthusiastic people in field, both young and older, to build on the ideas we have crowdsourced so far.
We’ll be tweeting from the RSA, so you might like to see the agenda and materials to help make sense of the messages that we’ll be sharing, and pitch in with your own.
Here’s the agenda. Tim Davies has done a terrific job of taking the messages from background research, our open crowdsourcing doc, and blog posts, and creating a set of cards that will help focus group discussion.
10.30 – 10.45 – Introductions
10.45 – 11.15 – Identifying unmet challenges
We’ll be digging behind headline challenges of youth unemployment and young people feeling excluded from their communities to identify the unmet challenges where digital innovation may have a role to play. Working in small groups. 
11.15 – 11.45 – Identifying messages for digital innovation
Taking the unmet challenges, we’ll be building on the messages that have been shared and shaped so far to identify key provocations that can encourage effective digital innovation
11.45 – 12.30 – Sharing ideas and experiences
In small groups, or altogether, to discuss examples and ideas that point the way to disruptive and effective digitally enabled innovation.
After the event we’ll digest the conversations and ideas, and make that the basis for a fresh round of blog posts and other explorations. That will lead to a set of online resources and a report. As the Trust says:

The findings will be used to inform Nominet Trust and  help us shape and develop a specific challenge that will identify projects that can equip young people with the confidence, skills and motivation to address the social challenges that they and future generations face.

Tim and I have had enormous encouragement, support and expertise from Dan Sutch and Rachael Gant at Nominet Trust, so we really feel that tomorrow’s event, and the overall process, will play a useful part in shaping further developments. We’ll post more next week on how you can join in. Meanwhile, please follow and contribute on Twitter with the tag #dtye.
If you want to see how far we are reaching, take a look at this analysis (h/t Rachael), and please help us reach further.
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