We are excited to announce that Code Club and CoderDojo will host the first-ever Clubs Conference from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 March 2023 at Churchill College, Cambridge and we’d like to invite you to join us!
The Clubs Conference is a participatory event that gives volunteers and educators the chance to celebrate the achievements of our community and explore the innovative ways adults are supporting young people to create with technology.
What you can look forward to
On Friday 24 March, you’ll have the opportunity to register early, enjoy club showcases, and attend an informal networking event to connect with other community members.
On Saturday 25 March, expect a day filled with learning opportunities that includes:
- Thought-provoking talks and keynotes
- Hands-on, easy-to-follow workshops across a range of programming topics
- Plenty of informal chats, meetups, and opportunities for you to connect with others
If the pandemic taught us anything, it is the value of connecting with others in person. Join us to learn from community members running clubs in diverse contexts, develop your creative making skills, and share your own insights.
Contribute to the Clubs Conference
We’re putting together a full and exciting schedule of participatory activities led by members of the Code Club, CoderDojo, and Raspberry Pi Foundation communities. This is where you come in — we’d love to invite you to host a session!
This call is open to all registrants. Let us know your idea for a session on the registration form below and we will be in touch to hear more. We’re also interested in hearing about any topics you’d like to see explored at the conference, even if you aren’t able to deliver the session yourself!
We are looking for the following content:
- Club demos (Friday afternoon only)
- Discussion sessions
- Ignite talks
Interested in attending the conference?
Although we would like to welcome everyone to join us in person in Cambridge, the venue offers limited capacity. To help manage the numbers of volunteers and educators attending the conference, we are providing an expression of interest form before tickets become available in the new year.
If you plan to attend or contribute to the event in Cambridge in March 2023, please fill in the form below. We hope to welcome all those who wish to attend and contribute to the conference, but we are unable to guarantee this at this time.
To help those who would love to participate but feel the costs of travelling could prohibit them from attending, we are including the option for people to apply for a travel bursary.
We are only able to offer a contribution towards travel and accommodation to a limited number of community members who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. To be eligible for consideration, you must:
- Be registered as a host or volunteer at a Code Club or Dojo within the UK or Ireland
- Be available to attend the Clubs Conference in Cambridge
- Have submitted an application to attend the conference
If you are based outside of the UK or Ireland and have any questions about the Clubs Conference or bursary scheme, please contact Isabel Ronaldson, our Global Community Coordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make the conference accessible to our wider CoderDojo and Code Club community, and for those unable to attend in person, we are planning to live stream some of the talks and keynotes online. If you are unable to attend the event in Cambridge and would like to be kept informed of the online elements of the event, please register using this form.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you about the type of content you’d like to see at your #ClubsCon23!