Thanks for coming to our first weekend Convention, held in August 2016 in the Black Mountains on the Welsh borders. We're already planning a follow up event and would love to hear what you thought of our first gathering... there are just five short questions.Take the survey
Campfire Convention is a new social network and event for creative people seeking an alternative space, due to launch at www.campfireconvention.com once we have finished our beta testing programme.
What you're looking at here is an information site giving details and previewing what is coming...
In early 2017 we will be offering 200 last free memberships for early 'Trailblazers' as we move into the completion of the beta testing of our site.
We have announced our second Campfire Convention on a fantastic new site, scheduled for August. The ticket link will soon be live.. watch this space.
We are also doing smaller Campfire Conversations in different locations.
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.
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
Want to be involved? - Join our team
Our social network - and how it's shaping up
Campfire Convention 001.UK
Last summer, we staged our first weekend event (12-14th) in the English countryside