January 25, 2012

The anachronistic social media isolationist

by Chris Abraham

Chris Abraham discusses the two forms of Social Media Isolationism (or Social Media Agoraphobia): invitational and exclusionary. Find out why it’s essential to get out of your comfort zone, and expand your natural base. Continue reading

November 19, 2010

Arianna Huffington on politics and fear

by JD Lasica

Icaptured a few nice photos of Arianna Huffington, founder and editor of the Huffington Post, last night at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, where she gave an hourlong talk in conversation with Raj Patel, answered audience questions and then signed copies of her new book, Third World America.

The Huffington Post has had a remarkable trajectory over the past five years. Continue reading

June 7, 2010

Highlights of Personal Democracy Forum 2010

by JD Lasica

I’m back from a week in New York, where I co-presented a Mobilize Your Cause Bootcamp, spoke on a panel at Personal Democracy Forum, met with clients and sat in on a number of thought-provoking sessions. Here are a few observations and juicy bits: Here’s my Flickr photo set of PdF. For whatever reason, there were significantly fewer cameras and video cameras at this event than any other conference I’ve attended in the past year. Continue reading

July 24, 2009

Howard Dean: ‘The Internet puts politicians out of business’

by JD Lasica

Howard Dean on Internet disrupting politics from JD Lasica on Vimeo. One highlight of the three-day Fortune Brainstorm:Tech conference, which just wrapped up in Pasadena, came when Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, began riffing on the Internet’s impact on national politics. Some highlights from the 11-minute video: • Howard Dean: “The technology … Continue reading

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January 1, 2009

Welcome to the empowerment age

by JD Lasica

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Category: Politics
January 1, 2009

2009 conferences: Social media, tech, marketing

by JD Lasica

I published this a week ago but am republishing it now because it’s quite timely on Jan. 1 and because I added several additional events to the calendar.

For the past two years I put together a calendar of some of the best social media, technology, media and marketing conferences for the upcoming year. Here’s the list for 2009. Apologies, I had to leave out events outside the U.S. or the list would triple in size, and I left out newspaper conferences. Continue reading