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Make Stuff: Digi Camp Stockport

26 April @ 09:30 - 16:30

From £3
Digi Camp Stockport

Get ready for DigiCamp Stockport: the unconference that promises to break the mould of traditional conferences!

The theme of this unconference is – A fusion of art, tech & community: Redefining the possible…

What is an unconference?

Unlike conventional gatherings, an unconference is driven by its participants: you.

The concept of an unconference came about when people realised that the conversations happening outside of scheduled talks, between attendees themselves, were more interesting than what the ‘expert’ speakers were saying on stage. This is because traditional conferences are often highly influenced by the agenda of the organisations that sponsor the event. An unconference is different. There is no underlying agenda and no predetermined speakers. The attendees form sessions and cover the topics that really interest them.

As an attendee of DigiCamp Stockport, you’re also a potential speaker. You might come with a talk prepared on a topic of your choice or think of something on the day – often stemming from conversations or other talks attended. You don’t even have to present a traditional talk; you could facilitate a discussion, bring people together to form a panel, showcase a project you have worked on, or run an interactive workshop. All sessions are 30 minutes long, but other than that – there are no rules…

What will happen on the day?

DigiCamp Stockport will kick off with an introductory session, during which we will bring everyone together to outline how the day will work.

Once the event begins, we’ll open up ‘the grid’, where each attendee wanting to run a session writes their proposed session on a Post-it note and pops it into a room/time slot. There will be three rooms available throughout the day and ten time slots to fill—so that’s a total of 30 sessions to choose from!

With three sessions happening simultaneously, you can choose which you would like to attend during each time slot. If you attend a session that turns out to be less interesting than you thought it would be, you can leave and attend a different session. Unconferences work on the rule of “ voting with your feet,” and attendees are encouraged to move around as much as they want to get the most out of the event.

At the end of the day, we bring everyone back together to share insights, reflections and future plans inspired by the sessions attended.

An unconference takes everything mundane about a traditional conference and turns it on its head. DigiCamp Stockport promises to put the fun back into conferences, cultivate new connections and spark groundbreaking ideas.


We’ll provide pastries on arrival, a buffet lunch with sweet treats and fruit, tea, coffee and cold drinks throughout the day. Please be sure to list any dietary restrictions when booking to ensure these are catered for.

Who is it for?

DigiCamp Stockport is designed to unite those in the arts, culture, technology, education and community sectors. We exist to create a space that fosters conversation, collaboration and innovation between those who are passionate about sharing ideas, learning from peers and blurring the lines between arts and tech.

Why you should come

If you’ve ever had a brilliant conversation with a fellow attendee interrupted by the scheduled event you’re at, then this is the event for you. Those conversations between attendees outside of event-scheduled speakers matter the most. DigiCamp Stockport brings those conversations to the forefront of the event and gives you, the attendee, the power to shape the day.

Other info

This event is being organised by MadLab’s Claire Wicher. Claire is a seasoned digital educator and events manager, having delivered creative digital training to people for almost a decade and having previously run BarCamp Manchester between 2014 and 2017.

Register your place:

This event is free to attend. We charge a £3 booking fee, which can be refunded on attending the event, or, if you prefer, you can leave it as a donation to MadLab CIC. If the booking fee is a barrier, please contact [email protected] to book your place.

DigiCamp Stockport is not just an event; it’s a movement towards a more participatory, collaborative, and innovative digital future. Mark your calendars and prepare to be part of an unconference where your voice shapes the conversation. This is an unmissable opportunity for everyone involved in community organisations, the creative arts, and the digital creation sphere to come together, inspire, and be inspired. Don’t miss out!

Make Stuff is a festival of digital and creative exploration in Stockport, powered by MadLab. Events are open to residents across Greater Manchester. Visit to check out the full line up!

Book Digi Camp Stockport at Venues @ Cornerstone



26 April
09:30 - 16:30
From £3
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Venues Cornerstone
2 Edward Street
Stockport, SK1 3NQ United Kingdom
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