Campfire Convention : Sparks Ignite



Campfire Convention is a new social network and event for creative people seeking an alternative space, due to launch at once we have finished our beta testing programme.

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We are offering the last free memberships for early 'Trailblazers' as we move into the completion of the beta testing of our site. 

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We are also doing Campfire Conversations in different locations through the UK.

Campfire is about seizing the initiative to build and shape our own world.  

We believe that there is a desire for a new community with potential to grow into a vibrant ecosystem where people can come together to share common interests, passions, ethics and motivations, whether related to work or play. We aim to provide an environment where members can facilitate personal and social change, free of many of the restrictions and machinations associated with commercial interests.

Campfire is about collaboration. The web community aims, like a traditional campfire gathering, to encourage members to tell their story, celebrate song, discuss issues of the day, explore new possibilities, start a movement, showcase work and ideas, formulate campaign ideas, chase dreams or find out what’s going on in the world. Or just chill.

The Campfire platform is designed to be truly progressive in an era where increasingly Facebook/Google-style algorithms define and categorise us according to commercial imperatives. The priorities of the Campfire community will be led by its members and its aim is to develop a truly modern co-operative.                                                                     

The concept has been devised and is led by social entrepreneur Pete Lawrence, the founder of the successful Cooking Vinyl record label and Big Chill festivals. The Big Chill was well known for its thriving and proactive online community before the current mainstream social networks were established. Pete says "What are we aiming for? Obviously a thriving community, a vibrant website and exciting events, but our vision can extend a lot wider. We can play our part in social change, in helping create a fairer society and in empowering our own membership, both individually and collectively by providing an environment where ideas can lead to inspiration, debate can lead to determination, co-creativity can lead to collaboration and realisation, which in turn can lead to recognition, confidence and financial rewards too."

How is Campfire different?  Read our blog

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Our social network - and how it's shaping up 

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Last summer, we staged our first weekend event (12-14th) in the English countryside