400 - 21 Water St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1

Social change makers and web innovators come together at NetTuesdays to mix, swap stories, and collaborate on new ideas.

Whether you're working in the nonprofit/social change sector or in Vancouver 's technology hub (or somewhere in between!) – you're invited to join us for great conversations, networking, and community building!

Our second Vancouver Net Tuesday event has a "Green" theme! We're bringing together three cutting-edge innovators at the intersection of social media and social change to tell their stories about how they've harnessed the power of the web to build awareness about environmental issues and foster eco-friendly communities:

Darren Barefoot (Head Geek, Capulet.com and Co-Author of SocialMediaReady.com)
Darren will discuss DeSmogBlog.com, and how they've used social media and web marketing over the past two years to increase their traffic (by 300%!) and influence. From old school email newsletters to Flickr contests and Twitter, DeSmogBlog offers an excellent case study in how to build a following using social media.

Rex Turgano (Founder & Editor, TheGreenPages.ca)
Rex will talk about the story of thegreenpages.ca - why and how he created it, how it evolved, where it is going, and "why" he is still doing it after almost a decade since it was launched. thegreenpages.ca is the "little web site that could" - helping Canadians share stories about their environment.

Ron Williams (Founder, happyfrog.ca)
Ron will describe the political/environmental context for this fresh new independent media project. Employing drupal and web 2.0 ideas, happyfrog.ca is a deep local directory of sustainable and healthy living businesses and not-for-profits. It is also an innovative user-generated community where conscious consumers can share their favorite green things with their neighbors.

This event is FREE and starts at 5:30 with snacks & networking. Presentations start at 6pm sharp!

Please RSVP & Share this event with friends!
Facebook Event Page -- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=21560299696
Meetup Event Page -- http://netsquared.meetup.com/15/calendar/7338799/

Vancouver's March 25th Net Tuesday is a NetSquared event and is co-sponsored by the wonderful folks at WorkSpace (http://www.abetterplacetowork.com), Communicopia (http://www.communicopia.com), and WriteImage (http://www.writeimage.ca)

Added by joesolomon on March 10, 2008