SXSW: Interactive Week

When: 
March 11, 2011 - March 15, 2011
Where: 
Austin, TX

SXSW® Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the incredible new SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer.

InfoCamp

When: 
October 2, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Where: 
Seattle, WA

InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which most presentations are designed and delivered by participants. And it’s a lot of fun!

InfoCamp is for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

AMP Summit

When: 
September 23, 2010 - September 25, 2010
Where: 
Washington, DC

We called it a revolution. The people-powered movement fueled by the Internet and technology has forever changed the world of activism + media + politics. The goal of AMP Summit is to explore the ongoing, distributed conversation about this revolution.

AMP Summit is an annual forum for influentials and thought leaders in the activist, media and political spheres. Public officials and regulators, experts from think tanks, trade associations, and public relations, and members of the media will attend. This conference in our nation’s capitol is intended to bring together respected colleagues and new friends to inspire new thinking, challenge traditional strategies, and create opportunities to learn from each other.

Women Who Tech

When: 
September 15, 2010
Where: 
ONLINE

Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. We provide a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights. The 3rd annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit will take place on September 15, 2010 from 11AM EDT to 6PM EDT, with over 800 women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world and featuring an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers.

Women Who Tech After Parties:
Come party with Women Who Tech and get your tech on following the TeleSummit on September 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco.

Gov 2.0 Summit

When: 
September 7, 2010 - September 8, 2010
Where: 
Washington, DC

Gov 2.0 Summit brings together innovators from government and the private sector to highlight technology and ideas that can be applied to the nation’s great challenges. In areas as diverse as education, health care, energy, jobs, and financial reform, there are unique opportunities to rethink how government agencies perform their mission and serve our citizens. Social media, cloud computing, web, and mobile technologies—all provide new capabilities that government agencies are beginning to harness to achieve demonstrably better results at lower cost.

Happening September 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Gov 2.0 Summit brings the latest in technology thinking and capabilities to Washington, with fresh voices, cutting edge demos, and thought-provoking conversations. We explore the implications of the latest technology for policy, for the design of government programs, and for the implementation of government technology strategy.

You’ll hear from industry giants like Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and Google, as well as innovative startups like Palantir, drop.io, Slideshare, and more. You’ll also hear from leading government technology implementers and policymakers about their successes, the obstacles they face, and their plans for the future. Simply put, you’ll learn how the latest technology can transform the way you do your job and achieve your mission.

Our focus this year is on opening the door to innovation — learning about the latest technology and its application, and breaking down the barriers to its adoption.

Some of the issues you can expect to hear about at Gov 2.0 Summit are:

* The Power of Platforms
* Fueling the Innovation Economy
* Identity, Privacy, and Informed Consent
* Cost Savings and Doing More with Less
* Empowering Citizens
* Improving Government Effectiveness

The opportunity for you to request an invitation to attend this year’s event is now open. Last year’s event was sold out. Submit your request today and reserve your place in the discussion.

1st Chicago Neighborhood Digital Excellence Conference And Technology Fair

When: 
October 29, 2010
Where: 
Chicago, IL

What is “digital excellence”? What does it mean for community and economic development, job creation, and connecting neighborhoods in Chicago? How do we create a “culture of use’ for digital tools and resources driven by “digital excellence”? What does “digital excellence” mean for how you and all of us work with each other in a city that wants to be a global player in the 21st century digital world?

Join us for an info-and-discussion packed one-day conference at DePaul University Egan Center. You’ll meet lots of knowledgeable, active people and learn about “digital excellence” and how we can all work with the concept “digital excellence” in defining our city’s future.

New resource in WORKBENCH

Hello all,

As a Digital Arts Service Corps member serving at Transmission Project HQ, one of my roles is to conduct research on emerging trends in the public media and nonprofit fields – hopefully to the benefit of other Corps members and the Transmission Project’s partner organizations alike. For ten years, the Transmission Project has recruited one-year Americorps*VISTA members (VISTAs) into its Digital Arts Service Corps and placed them with community-based media organizations in support of an explicitly-defined capacity building project. It is my goal to share some of our knowledge and experience here.

This week I discuss the increasing popularity of Salesforce among nonprofits and delve into both the situations that have enabled past VISTAs’ successes and the setbacks that have hindered them in implementing this new platform. The article is listed under resources & artifacts and can also be downloaded from attachments, below.

Finally, I would like to thank those who contributed to the ariticle’s creation.
- Marc Baizman, Nonprofit Technology Consulting
(http://www.mcgtraining.com)
- Billy Brown, Transmission Project
(http://www.transmissionproject.org
- Stephen Jordan, UTEC
(http://www.utec-lowell.org)
- Nick Szuberla, Appalshop
(http://www.appalshop.org)

I do hope the article is of help. If you have questions after reading, please contact me,

Howie Fisher @ The Transmission Project
VISTA member
(617) 287 - 7152
howie@transmissionproject.org
http://transmissionproject.org

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Third Coast Conference

When: 
October 28, 2010 - October 30, 2010
Where: 
Chicago, IL

Ready to spend two + days with hundreds of fellow producers, artists, students, and audio enthusiasts, talking shop about radio/audio storytelling on the airwaves and beyond? Ready to come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends?

Thought so. This fall marks our tenth (!) anniversary, and we hope you’ll celebrate with us over the course of another radio-drenched weekend here in Chicago.
We’ve lined up some amazing presenters like…Scott Carrier (Independent), Berit Hedemann (Norway), Amy O’Leary (New York Times), Jamie Tarabay (NPR), and Steven Tilley (AUS). These and many other radio pros will be tackling a wide range of topics, like… sound design, voicing, pitching stories, audio slide shows, audio tours, capturing “the moment”, equipment and software recommendations, and reporting from unfamiliar places. And that’s just a taste.

WGXC/Prometheus Radio Station Barnraising

When: 
September 24, 2010 - September 26, 2010
Where: 
Hudson, NY

For our 12th radio barnraising, Prometheus is joining forces with WGXC 90.7 FM! WGXC, Hands-on Radio is a community-powered media project of the transmission arts organization free103point9. What makes this barnraising like no other barnraising we’ve held before? Our partnership with WGXC will be our very first full power radio barnraising - at over 3000 watts, WGXC will reach nearly 80,000 people in two New York counties.

Joining us will be low power and full power community stations from around the country, community media makers, educators, and activists of all stripes. Workshops will cover topics including radio production and programming, technical and station organization issues, radio as a tool to organize communities, youth radio, transmission arts, and radio theater.

We’ll come together, as always, to meet old friends and new, to share ideas and experiences, and to teach and learn. While we build a radio station over the course of one electrifying weekend, we’ll also share the skills and build the networks that will strengthen the participatory media and the community radio movements. Come prepared to pick up a soldering gun, eat scrumptious local food, and celebrate the birth of WGXC - a brand-new community radio station!

Where: Hudson, NY
When: September 24 - 26

Registration includes:
* Access to all workshops and special events
* All meals
* Housing (either indoor crash-space, camping, or a home stay)
* Childcare. We love kids - they are free!

PRPD's 2010 Public Radio Programming Conference

When: 
September 23, 2010 - September 26, 2010
Where: 
Denver, CO

In the tradition of PRPD Conferences past, this year’s gathering will also inspire. You will hear prominent public radio voices and those outside our industry not just explain where we are as an industry but where we are going and how to get there despite – or because of – the troubled economy.

This year’s program includes sessions designed to help PDs and content professionals not just survive but thrive in these changing times. Attend, and you will return to your station armed with new knowledge about:

o
programming on multiple platforms
o
marketing for program directors
o
making the most of social media
o
new paradigms for program creation
o
improving your management skills
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on-air fundraising
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and much more..

Pre-conference events include:

* Interviewing - Training The Trainers with David Candow
* The always popular PD Workshop with Scott Williams and Sheila Rue;
* Using Arbitron Portable People Meter data - (presented by RRC);
* Format meetings for news, jazz and classical station.

And, there’s the invaluable networking; colleague to colleague conversations that help solve problems, generate ideas and renew valuable connections.

Transmission Project