I had a great time at last year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference – there were some great presentations focused exclusively on the social web, and I brought some cool ideas back.
The one problem? I also had to do some “translation work,” as most sessions were led by corporate or start-up types, and the conversations usually drifted to monetization, ad networks, and selling products. So, I did what I usually do when I don’t like something but see the value of it – I submitted my own panel ideas!
And this is where YOU can help … because people have to VOTE on these panel ideas (very cool). GO VOTE FOR MY PANEL! Go here – http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ – set up an account, then find my two panel ideas. My two submissions are:
1. Experiencing Digital Community: Conversation Economy and Non-Profits
The conversation economy is all about experiencing real conversations in your organization’s digital space. This panel discusses online conversations in the digital spaces of non-profits. We’ll touch on: * Conversation as experience (conversation economy) * how to start conversations online * examples galore from non-profits, what works and what doesn’t
2. Non-Profit Rockstars: Using Video to Share Your Message
Video is a great way to share your organization’s message, start conversations, and move people to action. How do online videos fit into your non-profit’s digital space? This panel discusses ways to incorporate online, interactive video into your organization’s digital space.
To vote, simply click on the “Your Vote” star rating thing.
So – go vote (voting ends on August 29), and if you can (whether or not I get to speak) go to the conference. It’s a great one for anyone interested in new media and web 2.0.
Update: also check out the list of potential non-profit-related sessions that Beth Kanter (of Beth’s Blog) put together. Lots of good stuff this time around (hopefully!).
I should warn you – if you visit my actual site and it looks kinda funky, there’s a reason! I’m switching over to a new theme. Everything is working like normal – it just looks different. Catch ya’ later!
From Michael’s last post you can see that Michael and I recorded a snappy little library song last week. We are really proud of the work we’ve produced and now YOU get a chance to be in the video!! It’s a jumpy little ditty about library futures, technology and how we will succeed as libraries.
Please listen to this short snippet of the song and then … shoot a brief video of you singing along! That’s all it takes! You can use a web cam or any other camera you like and send it to the email below. It should only take a few minutes on your end, and after we get the videos, we’ll take the best and put them in the video we are hard at work on! Of course, also feel free to send other videos that might go along with the title/theme of the song “hi-fi sci-fi library,” too (costumes are very welcome by the way!:)
So join in the fun and star in a video with us! This is your official invite! We are looking forward to seeing YOU in our upcoming video!
Here is a link to the very short snippet to sing along with (you can download it even if you want). The “hi-fi sci-fi library” part is what we really need to see you singing.
If you have you have a webcam, you really should be emailing your video to:
michael.libraryman *At Sign**gmail.com
Please send your clips in to the above address no later than August 24th, 2008. We are really looking forward to seeing you in the video with us!!!!!!!!!
-Michael Porter and David Lee King