On Thursday and Friday, about 70 thought leaders in new media gathered at the MIT Media Lab, at the invitation of the Knight Foundation, to discuss how to strengthen tools to engage citizens. Here’s our working doc on Google. (I previewed the gathering on Socialbrite.)
The ambitious undertaking was designed to inspire and facilitate on-the-ground action at the community level, beginning with this initial gathering to assess how individuals and organizations can collaborate in the months ahead to lift up our communities and make sure we have a strong foundation for citizen engagement at the local level. Continue reading
June brings us one of the busiest months of the year for social media, technology and marketing conferences. Some of the ones I’ll be following include BlogWorld New York, SMX Advanced, Netroots Nation and Personal Democracy Forum (for the politically inclined), Inbound Marketing Summit SF, OnMobile (I’ll be there), LAUNCH Education & Kids (ditto), 140 Characters, Enterprise 2.0, IABC World Conference, Aspen Ideas Festival and lots more.
Though it’s hard to make a living if you go to all of these. Continue reading
Are you a green business owner or social entrepreneur who believes you can make a positive impact in the world without going broke? Have you always longed to start a sustainable business, but you’re not quite sure how to do it or don’t know what you want to sell?
Whether you’re an aspiring social entrepreneur or already have a sustainable business you want to take to the next level, you’ll get valuable information just by attending this free virtual event series. Continue reading
]This could be the most jam-packed conference month of the year — at least, that’s how it feels.
Which events listed below will you be attending? I’ll be at Where in San Francisco this week and will be following these remotely: mediaXchange, ad:tech SF, Innotech, 140 Characters, DEMO Spring, the fascinating Future of Money & Technology Summit, The Next Web, Transparency Camp and Digital Hollywood Spring. (I’ve spoken at some of these in past years.) Continue reading
Get 20% off registration with discount code SOCIALBIZ Now in its eighth year, the O’Reilly Where Conference (formerly Where 2.0) is where the grassroots and leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms and hardware to gain a competitive edge. I’ll be attending again this year. Look for three full days … Continue reading
Who would have guessed that February has become one of the busiest months of the year for social media, technology and marketing conferences? Look at the list of conferences below, which run the gamut from Women 2.0 Pitch to Vator Splash to Lift, Strata, TED, SMX West, Wisdom 2.0, the first SOBCon Europe and the year’s first Social Media Strategies Summit. And don’t forget Social Media Week, the multi-city global conference running Feb. 13-17. Continue reading