Here’s some of the interests that people attending the
workshop expressed when
asked what they hoped would happen, and how. Please add yours under the
discussion tab above - and any other comments - or join in discussion here.
I am hoping that, rather than forming too much of a set of concrete
individual wishes in advance, people will come along with their own
ideas and aspirations, and then share them with others, work
…and be pleasantly surprised at the result.
Gathering together all the things that have been learnt about the
RSA/RSA fellowship and on and off-line networks over the last
eighteen months (contributions coming from the RSA, NESTA
Visualising, expressing, and identifying concrete steps towards
making that happen.
looking to review what has developed with OpenRSA over the past year
and agreeing some operating principles for the network, probably
built around conversations.
look at ways of utilising or developing an RSA Network which can be
a resource we can all share in developing a Knowledge Democracy,
probably through the development of local projects which could use
the network as a source of expertise and support; Personally I am
interested in developing what I call “Citizen-Generated Contexts”
Like others I’m generally interested in the idea of online
collaborations - not just the technical side but also what
consideration is given to things like dynamics, facilitation and
similar (the stuff that maybe people assume you have to meet face to
Out of this I hope eventually to get something useful from being
involved with RSA - it would be nice if this was a good online
aspect, but failing that meeting some interesting people will do!
I am coming to see if there is a better way I can start to build
working relationships/collaborations with other professionals
through the RSA.
I want to see if there is a way I can make connections with other
fellows that will enable me to bring more Art into the lives of others.
we’ll get some really clear indication of what RSA plans to offer
Fellows in future for our £140. Currently events are open to all,
facilities are limited, anyone can join and be “FRSA” Or is it the
other way around, and we are supporting RSA? For what? Is the civic
innovation vision dead? And so on
I hope we will, in any case, find some shared interest with someone
else present in developing a project. My interest is communication
toolkits for online/offline activity to help members of any
organisation collaborate more effectively.
I’m coming along because I’m writing a book on the impact of social
media on leadership, so interested to see how social media can help
(or hinder?) an organisation such as the RSA.
I’m hoping to meet other Fellows, identify the key problems/
benefits in establishing an online network and - hopefully - agree on the best way to do it.
I have been involved in OpenRSA since its inception, its a fascinating experiment
I believe social media is a tool with extremely high potential to
help restructure society in a more democratic and transparent way,
but also has major risks - and I want to have input to that
great debate. We are a consultancy with a lot of skill/experience in
this space so also see opportunity to help and learn at the same time.
I think the RSA is an amazing network of people, people with
expertise, strong social conscience and generosity, I want to be
part of this initiative that will help people connect and access
I work in the field of supporting creative and social innovation and
enterprise, it feels like this network can make a big impact, either
directly through the RSA or through the Fellow’s own work outwith
the RSA, and I want to see how we can ensure that is maximised.
To share ideas, thoughts and aspirations for how the key learnings
from the evaluation, RSA event in Manchester and Open RSA/Networks
work last year can be embedded into the fabric of the RSA and share
recent developments and priorities for the Fellowship team towards
turning this into a reality.
To work towards developing a ‘tool kit’ that creates and supports
the right conditions for Fellows’ networks and turning ideas into