Friday, July 30, 2010

Web activism conference: dotActivist

Turnfront is organising a conference on using the web for activism on 7th August in London.

It will have a mixture of presentations from activists and technologists, along with time for more open conversations between the participants. The talks will cover activist video, open source social media, hi-tech direct action and online democracy (to name a few).

You can register at:

The aim is to go beyond the well-rehearsed conversations about how online campaigning ‘must be done’ and explore exciting new possibilities involving emergent technologies and creative ideas. We’ll also hear about experiences from activists who have deployed some of these ideas in the field and learn from what works and what doesn’t.

Along with the presentations, there will be plenty of time for networking and open conversations so that everyone can share their ideas and experience. The event has been designed to inspire and provoke discussion in equal measure.