Winchester Unconference

Winchester Unconference 

Winchester ‘Unconference’ sets an aspirational economic agenda

On 9 May Winchester City Council’s first Unconference  - an innovative event which saw participants choose the agenda for the day - welcomed 100 representatives from local businesses, voluntary and community organisations to discuss ‘How Winchester can be a premier business location?’.

The Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Robert Humby broke with convention by asking delegates to pitch session ideas to each other to form the programme for the day’s activities. Subjects ranged from using local businesses and creating co-working spaces to attracting and retaining young people.

Unconference Drawnalism images
Drawnalism images on display at the Winchester Theatre Royal Cafe

The event was organised by AHA Digital Ltd and supported by Nexus Konexus, UKGovCamp and NquiringMinds. Capturing the event with live drawings was Winchester-based company Drawnalism.

Images produced by Drawnalism are being exhibited at the Winchester Theatre Royal Cafe, Jewry St, SO23 8SB. 

Notes, pictures, blogs and social media recorded more than 20 discussions at the Winchester Unconference, with the day culminating in an online poll to prioritise the themes for the Council under the banner of Winchester as a premier business location.

To view Unconference notes visit:

To view the Unconference Slido poll results please download the document in the column on the right. 

To view Unconference photos by David Pearson visit: Please note that these photos are used under Creative Commons. 


  • Drawnalism - Winchester Pitches 1
  • Drawnalism - Winchester Pitches 2
  • Drawnalism - Winchester Pitches 3
  • Drawnalism - Winchester Pitches 4
  • Drawnalism - Culture and change with design
  • Drawnalism - Design festival
  • Drawnalism - Key worker housing
  • Drawnalism - Rural business
  • Drawnalism - Young people
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 1
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 2
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 3
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 4
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 5
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz 5
  • Drawnalism - WinchBiz Big Picture