Did you miss last week's Twitter chat? Catch up with this transcript! Thanks to Paul Barchilon (@AGFgo), who joined us to talk about how the American Go Foundation refocused its go website on a target audience of teachers, librarians, and teens.
Chris Aylott (@EngageChris): Welcome to our "Ancient Game, Modern Technology" #engage365 chat! I'm very pleased to introduce Paul Barchilon of the American Go Foundation!
Paul has been modernizing the AGF's go website and uniting a widespread memb... read more
Founder and CEO of BizBash, David Adler is perhaps one of the most progressive thinkers in the events industry. He is known for being an engaging speaker and is also often the herald of some new trend or technology that seems to overtake the industry within short order.
I recently asked David to share his thoughts on trends in the industry by answering five questions. Not surprisingly, his responses were fascinating and full of useful information on what's coming down the pike. In fact, he gave me enough great con... read more
Last year the very first Event Camp Twin Cities, #ECTC10, gained attention for it's unabashed eagerness to experiment publicly with new conference formats and technology. The experiment came off as an elegantly produced hybrid event that featured remote pods; live online streaming that combined slides, video and conference tweets; Virtual Emcee Emilie Barta; and interactive presentations focusing on ways to improve events.
This year organizers Sam Smith and Ray Hansen are determined to up the ante by adding another ... read more
You may know KiKi L'Italien as the moderator of Association Chat (#assnchat), or as host of the webcast, The Social Media Sweet Spot, but Joplin Missouri knows her as one of its own.
Like so many families, KiKi's was hit hard by the recent tornado that devastated her hometown. Now she is teaming up with her sister Kylee Coffman and pal Lindsey Rosenthal of Events For Good to create a fundraising event, June 13 from 6-9 pm in Washington DC, to benefit Joplin. She recently shared a little about the upcoming fundraise... read more
Andy Steggles knows a little about using social media for non-profits. His book, Social Networking for Non-Profits, explains how to increase member engagement in a mobile and web 2.0 world.
He is also the Chief Operating Officer & Social Strategist for Higher Logic, LLC, a social media and mobile software company for associations and nonprofits; and spent 10 years serving as the Chief Information Officer at the Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) where he headed their social strategy i... read more
Mitchell Beer is big on making the most of the content generated at events. As founder and president of The Conference Publishers Inc., he has been responsible for producing online or printed content for more than 3,000 conferences, in more than 200 communities, since its formation in October 1984.
Mitchell, who completed his Certification in Meetings Management (CMM) in 2003, also serves on the board of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), is founding chair of the GMIC Sustainable Meetings Foundation, an... read more
Events professionals who want to brush up on their skills or learn how to do something new, have a new online resource: The Event Leadership Institute. The online education service was launched just last week. Howard Givner, most well known as the founder of the global events group, Paint The Town Red, serves as the Director of The Event Leadership Institute. He recently spoke with me about it in an online wetoku interview.
Note: Though the quality of the recording is fine, I experienced a delay during the in... read more
Engage365 has announced it will offer a new educational webinar series for association and event professionals entitled Educate365. The product of a strategic partnership between Omnipress and Peach New Media, the series will provide live monthly events to the community and will use Peach New Media’s proprietary Learning Content Management System,
Freestone™, to make the content available on-demand, year round.
I recently spoke to Omnipress Marketing Director and Engage365 Leader, Chris Uschan, to get... read more
Laura Fitton, or @pistachio as she's known on Twitter, has been referred to as the "Queen" of Twitter. Her mom-at-home to tech CEO Cinderella Story resulted in her founding www.oneforty.com and co-authoring Twitter for Dummies.
She is also credited with explaining Twitter's business value to Guy Kawasaki and she's been quoted in more than 100 national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Newsweek. She's been speaking professionally about the business use of Twitter since October 20... read more
EventCamp National Conference, which takes place Feb. 11-13 in Chicago, will be the second event organized by EventCamp founders, Christina Coster, Jeff Hurt, Jessica Levin, Michael McCurry and Mike McAllen. According to the EventCamp Headquarters website the event strives to "bring together like-minded professionals to share best practices, and learn new strategies for leveraging social media and technology to create enhanced event experiences."
The founders, who originally met on the Twitter hashtag community for... read more
Event Camp East Coast, an unconference born from the Twitter #eventprofs community, took place Nov. 12 & 13 in Philadelphia. Organizers Traci Browne, Adrian Segar and Lindsey Rosenthal created it using Segar's Conferences That Work model. I was fortunate enough to attend and I asked a few of my fellow Event Camp participants, what their major takeaway from the conference will be.
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Long before we thought about launching Engage365 in December of 2010, we consulted with Lindy Dreyer and Maddie Grant (of SocialFish) to provide insights and guidance to our new community. It took us a year to really learn that these two ladies were the right people to help guide us. It was their ability to demonstrate their experiences with associations, online communities, relationships and social technologies.
While we focused on growing Engage365, they have focused their energies on writing their book, “Open C... read more