We set up this association whilst planning BarCampLondon6 as a body to hold a bank account and assets to simplify organising future BarCamps in and around London. By no means is there any implied overlap between the membership of BCLPA and the planning team of any BarCamp. The BCLPA has no authority over anything, but is there to be used as a resource by anyone who wants it’s help. It is able to provide the following:
- assistance in terms of experience and support of people who have been involved with the planning of BarCamps.
- banking support for BarCamp sponsorship so you don’t have to set up your own bank account
- reusable items such as power strips, ethernet cables and spare items such as post it notes and index cards.
The BCLPA is not a group of people who are specifically planning any future BarCamp, nor are it’s members the only people who can use the name BarCampLondon – that is something anyone can decide to use. There are, however, a number of members who are interested in running future BarCamps, but they do this individually not as members of the BCLPA. Membership of the BCLPA is only indicative of your interest in how BarCamps are planned and run.
To clarify, the role of the BCLPA is purely advisory and assistance to planners of Camps in and around London. We actively encourage people to go ahead and plan BarCamps (including future BarCampLondons) without being a member of the association. We are sorry if there has been any confusion over this.
If you are organising a Camp in or around London and you do want some of the assistance that the BCLPA can provide, or you are interested in becoming a member to help out others please feel free to contact Emma Persky (email@example.com / @emmapersky).