[act-ma] 10/17 Grassroots Use of Tech Conference - Less than 4 weeks to go! (Northeastern U.)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Tue Sep 22 13:50:23 PDT 2009

The 10th Annual Grassroots Use of Technology Conference (GUT-C X)
takes place in just under 4 weeks!

- http://www.GrassrootsTech.org -

GUT-C X brings together hundreds of grassroots and social change
organizers with media activists, writers, and techies from all over
New England. This year, we have an array of workshops that focus on
social media and organizing work --geared towards both beginners and
experts. Topics branch out into: creating websites, building rapid
response networks, using databases and e-mail lists, fundraising and
“micro” donations, community art, virtual worlds, and more. Rather
than offering a blind “techno-lust,” the conference engages in
levelheaded thinking about using the latest technologies towards the
strategic objectives of an organization for both problem solving and
empowerment. Organized in tandem with the National Writers Union's
Digital Media Conference, it will feature programming that looks at
the implications of digital tech for content creation.

GUT-C X is looking forward to a diverse turnout from immigrants,
communities of color, labor organizations, and peace movement groups
and will also act as a platform for regional work on the Detroit 2010
US Social Forum!

Conference highlights will include a keynote address, “Connecting the
Disconnected,” by Professor Richard O'Bryant (Northeastern University)
and a lunchtime dialogue between techies and organizers coordinated by
smartMEME. The primary conference organizers are the Organizers'
Collaborative, the John O'Bryant African American Institute, Boston
Neighborhood Network TV, the National Writers Union, and Massachusetts
Global Action.

A full list of sponsors will be available from the conference website.

For more information, to register, to propose additional workshops, to
co-sponsor, and/or to plug in, visit: http://www.GrassrootsTech.org.

Grassroots Use of Technology Conference X (GUT-C X)

October 16 + 17, 2009 (Friday + Saturday)

Egan Research Center, Northeastern University


$75 - Registration (includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, Oct. 17th)

$35 - Low income, student, or unemployed rate

(A limited number of scholarships are available, see website for details.)

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