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[Source: Social Media Club Phoenix] — On one hand, governments exist to serve the people, so you might expect Social Media to be an easy engagement for them to make. Unfortunately, things like open meeting laws, limited budgets, and stressed resources can make it a challenge. We’re seeing unprecedented use of Social Media at the national level, both in the Presidential campaigns and with a growing number of officials, but is it starting to trickle down to the state and local levels? YouTube has pulled together videos for the President to answer — could virtual town halls become the norm? What about using Social Media for greater access to government information and resources?
This is a significant topic, and interested individuals are welcome to participate in this discussion. You do not need to be personally working with government entities to have good ideas and input for the panel. This area of Social Media does not get as much discussion as business applications, but in some ways is even more important to all of us.
- Date:February 11, 2010
- Time: 6:30 p.m.
- Place: Jobing.com, 4747 N. 22nd St., #100, Phoenix
- Jenn Maggiore, President/CEO, Our Business is Growing Yours: email@example.com, @jenn_ex (moderator)
- Charlie Meyer, City Manager, City of Tempe: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.tempe.gov/citymanager/cmeyershortbio.htm
- Samuel Richard, Columnist, Downtown Phoenix Journal; Spirit of Service Coordinator, ASU; Board Member, YNPN, email@example.com, @samuelisaac
- The Honorable Onnie Shekurjian, Member of Council, City of Tempe: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.tempe.gov/elected/shekerjian.htm
- Matt Wynn, Senior Data Reporter, Arizona Republic: Matt.Wynn@arizonarepublic.com, @mattwynn
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[Source: Yuri Artibise] — CenPhoCamp is an unconference designed to bring small, local central Phoenix organizations together with the customers they serve. Unlike a typical seminar, participants are encouraged to ask questions, to leave sessions they don’t think are helpful and even contribute to the learning as they see fit. Developed as a series of tracks, each session (45 minutes of presentation; 15 minutes of questions and interaction) adheres to one of the following themes:
- Beginner, where those new to marketing can learn about basic approaches
- Technology, offering instructions on the latest web apps
- Community, designed to help businesses enable their customers to be their best advertisers
- Roundtable discussions will take place concurrently with the other presentations
CenPhoCamp, held free of charge, is being run by volunteers only. Rent for the downtown Phoenix facility is being paid by generous session and room sponsors (session sponsorships still available for $20).
Speakers include Designer Nina Miller of ASU; Innovators Derek Neighbors and Chris Conrey of Gangplank; Channel 12 News Anchor Brahm Resnik; Freelance journalist Nick Martin; Light Rail bloggers Nick Bastian and Tony Arranaga; and Small Business Manager Brandon Stout. All of these professionals will share solutions that have worked for them, instead of theories they’d like to see happen.
- Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
- Time: 1:30 to 8 p.m.
- Place: ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave. Use Park & Ride and Light Rail to Van Buren Station; parking adjacent to building.
- Cost: Free (although organizers ask that participants bring food or drink)
- Registration: Online registration is open