Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Conference


On June 1st in Amman, the iblogimedia conference will take place. This is the Middle East's first social media conference. I'm sort of mixing work and pleasure by posting about it here, because we're involved with supporting the event but, hey, rules are made to be broken, no?

Whether it'll do anyone any good to talk about Web 2.0 for a day is yet to be seen, but I am personally hopeful that the event will help to bring greater awareness of consumer generated media in the Middle East to a wider audience, share experience and ideas and also help organisations to define ways of gaining benefit from working with social media. There are some really cool speakers and panellists lined up already.

I look forward to seeing you there... :)

4 comments:

i*maginate said...

Ironically, there's no real point discussing the benefits of 'social media', whatever the heck that is. I guess the only benefit of this conference is to make personal contact with others interested in the topic - sorta like an exhibition - and excuse for guys to meet hotties.

N'est-ce pas?

Good luck avec le sponsorship - I think you'll be the only interesting person there, given the list of attendees!

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i*maginate said...

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DXBluey said...

"but I am personally hopeful that the event will help to bring greater awareness of consumer generated media in the Middle East to a wider audience, share experience and ideas and also help organisations to define ways of gaining benefit from working with social media"

Good luck. I'd be really grateful for some summaries via google docs.

Or a sea change in media attitude...

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