Sunday, May 2, 2010

Social Media Events I’m Interested In (Mostly in DC Area - some elsewhere)

2nd Tuesdays Tech ‘tails and Networking Salon  May 11, 5:30pm at Gua Rapo, Arlington, dc The Capital Cabal presents 2nd Tuesday, a special networking event for all D.C. area techies, webbies, quasi-webbies, and smart business people who appreciate a smart crowd. <--probably going to this!
Mak­ing Your Media Matter May 12 Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Mak­ing Your Media Mat­ter is a con­fer­ence for estab­lished and aspir­ing film­mak­ers, non­profit com­mu­ni­ca­tions lead­ers, fun­ders and stu­dents look­ing to learn and share cutting-edge prac­tices for mak­ing their media matter.
Win­ning Media Strategies May 20–22 Wash­ing­ton, D.C. BIA/Kelsey’s annual con­fer­ence focused on the lat­est devel­op­ments and trends for enhanc­ing the tra­di­tional media busi­ness and cre­at­ing the pro­gres­sive change tele­vi­sion, radio, cable and news­pa­per com­pa­nies must make to ensure long-term success.
Con­fer­ence on Weblogs and Social Media May 23–26 Wash­ing­ton, D.C. The 4th Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Weblogs and Social Media brings together researchers from dis­parate dis­ci­plines to increase our under­stand­ing of social media in all its incar­na­tions. This event will be held in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., where gov­ern­ment inno­va­tors are exper­i­ment­ing with the use of social media to increase trans­parency and bet­ter engage with the citizenry.
Gov 2.0 Expo May 25–27 Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Gov­ern­ment 2.0 is about empow­er­ing gov­ern­ment employ­ees to serve cit­i­zens bet­ter and open­ing up the gov­ern­ment into a plat­form that enables cit­i­zens to bet­ter help their communities.
TWTRCON NY June 14 New York TWTRCON NY is a one-day con­fer­ence focused entirely on the busi­ness use of Twit­ter where you’ll see case stud­ies and learn best prac­tices from lead­ing orga­ni­za­tions that are using the real-time Web to deliver bottom-line results.
Gnomedex Aug. 19–21 Seat­tle Gnomedex is a top gath­er­ing of geeks, open source pio­neers and cool kids.
Inbound Mar­ket­ing Sum­mit — Boston Oct. 6–7 Boston Chris Bro­gan presents the third in a series of social influ­ence mar­ket­ing con­fer­ences for 2010.
Online News Association Oct. 28–30 Wash­ing­ton, D.C. The 10th annual gath­er­ing of new media movers and shak­ers, jour­nal­ists and online news managers.
LeWeb Dec. Paris LeWeb is the top Inter­net event in Europe, with 2,400 par­tic­i­pants from 50 coun­tries attend­ing in 2009. No date yet for the 2010 event.

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