What is Measurecamp?
MeasureCamp is an open, free-to-attend unconference, different to any other web analytics conference held in the UK or around the world.
What is an unconference?
Unconferences are designed to encourage discussions & exchange of ideas and have proven to be extremely popular in recent years. With its small discussion group format and the schedule defined and curated by attendees, MeasureCamp provides participants with the ultimate opportunity to learn, develop and network with peers, consultants and vendors.
Do I have to run a session?
No. We know it can be daunting if you have never been to an event like this before! However, the more you give at Measurecamp; the more you get out. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion and get involved and If you want to know more about a subject? why not fill out a session card, put it on the board and have a discussion.
I want to run a session, how do I do it?
You can decide during the day if you want to run a session. If however you already have something in mind you can create a session card to bring on the day. Don’t forget that If you need some tech ( tv / projector ), then please make sure you choose a room that has these (more info will be provided on the day). See a previous blog post on session cards at the London event: http://www.measurecamp.org/downloadable-session-cards/
Why is Measurecamp North held in Newcastle?
With the popularity of the London event alongside more events across Europe and the world, we recognised the need to create another event in the UK. Measurecamp Newcastle, like all good ideas, was conceived in a pub by the organisers http://newcastle.measurecamp.org/attendees/ . Newcastle has a strong digital presence with a number of mid-sized and boutique digital agencies sitting alongside large government departments like HMRC and DWP. With its rail network linking almost all the major cities in the North, we thought it would be a great place to hold the first Measurecamp North UK event!
Do you have to be located near Newcastle to go?
No. In fact, many of the tickets that have been sold are to analysts all around the UK.
If you are coming from outside the UK, we can set aside a limited number of tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of who you are and where you are coming from and we’ll be in touch.
How do I get to Campus North?
Campus North is located in Newcastle City Centre and can be found at Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF.
Rail to Newcastle:
Newcastle Central Station is linked by the East Coast Mainline which runs from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh/Glasgow via York. Via the First transpennine express service you can arrive via Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Hull with Cross Country services going through to Sheffield, Birmingham and Reading. If you take into account the 10 minute walk to campus north, this location is one of the most accessible to-date.
Turn right outside the station. Continue straight on Neville St which merges onto the Collingwood St. Once you get to the end of the road turn left towards Carliol Square. Turn right on Pilgrim St (keep an eye out for Alvino’s the after party venue on your left), then take the pedestrian tunnel and then left onto Carliol Square.
Manors metro is the closest to Campus North but Central Station/Monument a 10 minute walk to the venue.
Car to Campus North:
There are many car parks in the city centre. Next to campus north is an NCP car park which charges £6 for an all day ticket on Saturday. See http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/newcastle-carliol-square/ for more details or to pre-book.
Flying to Newcastle:
Why not get your boss to pay for a flight? Newcastle Airport (NCL) is close to the city and you can get to the city centre (& Campus North) via Taxi or the Newcastle Metro.
Hotels in Newcastle.
There is plenty of choice in Newcastle from hostels to the 4* Hotel du Vin. We don’t have any preferential rates agreed but if you’re a digital analyst and you can’t find a good deal; you’re probably in the wrong job! Don’t forget if you are coming the night before and fancy a meet up beforehand, let us know via #MeasurecampNWC and we’ll do our best to come and say hi.
Where are the drinks afterwards?
Thanks to Decibel Insight our Gold Sponsors, we will be heading a few minutes round the corner to Alvino’s from 6pm till late.
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