301 Battery Street
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Join us for the first ever Bay Area New Media Summit + Celebration on Friday, April 17 at the Bently Reserve, presented by Netroots Nation and the Netroots Arts and Education Initiative.

Technology played a pivotal role in the 2008 election and has forever changed the political landscape. Come hear some of the Bay Area's leading technology and civic leaders discuss how new media is changing not only politics and democracy—but society and business, too.

Learn how to use new media to promote your cause or organization, then celebrate the accomplishments of Netroots activists and Bay Area innovators who pioneered these groundbreaking online organizing techniques. Click here for updated panel and speaker information.

At the summit, choose from sessions on blogging, viral video, mobile campaigns, social networking and much more. Then, stick around us for an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, special guests, live music and dancing into the night.

SUMMIT: Noon to 6 p.m.
Featuring workshops and demonstrations led by industry experts on topics such as blogging, viral video, mobile campaigns and social networking (schedule TBA, please arrive by 11:30 a.m. to check in)

CELEBRATION: 7 to 11 p.m.
Open bar, liberal hors d'oeuvres, live music and special guests

Citizen Hope, Courage Campaign, Daily Kos, Jack & Jill Politics and San Francisco magazine


How to Socialize Your Content
Hooman Khalili of Alice 97.3 and Hooman.tv and David Peck, Social Media Strategist for LSF Interactive, discuss the social media tools that can be used to increase video impressions, word of mouth and buzz. Khalili's video "A Citizen's Cry," which targeted young voters, garnered more than five million views. Plus, Patrick O'Heffernan of InTheStudio will tell you how to get your message out through audio podcasting.

Why Phones?
Mobile phone penetration exceeds internet usage in many parts of the world. Learn how to harness the power of mobile technology for fundraising, engaging supporters and encouraging them to action.

You Have 66 New Friend Requests!
Build vibrant online communities using Facebook Pages. Learn how to create a presence that connects your customers, engages your audience and drives brand awareness.

Sometimes, less is more
In today's 24-7 news cycle, can a quirky status update be more effective than a press release? This session will focus on effective, rapid messaging using social media applications such as Digg, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Social Media for Social Good
Online organizing and micro-volunteering make it easier than ever for individuals to get involved. Learn how technology is transforming the way non-profits harness the power of their passionate supporters—and motivate their passive supporters up the ladder of engagement.

Developing Online Campaigns
Join Jim Walsh of Wired for Change to discuss how you can create a web presence and start putting new media tools and technology to work for your organization or cause.
Payments for this event are made to Netroots Arts and Education Initiative (NAEI), a California 501(c)3 corporation, and are tax-deductible.

Official Website: http://www.netrootsnation.org/newmedia

Added by raines on March 28, 2009