Conference season is gearing up. With so many conferences to choose from and ranges in ticket prices, it can be overwhelming to decide which conferences to attend. Here's Frogloop's top four picks for the next few months.
1. Organizing 2.0
If you work in the labor or the community organizing world, your mission is to meet your constituents when and where they need you. So, where does your nonprofit fit in this race to capture your online audience? The Organizing 2.0 conference in NYC aims to help nonprofit staff answer that question and develop a game plan for your nonprofit’s online organizing future.
- State of the Netroots in the Age of Obama with Ari Melber and Nancy Scola
- Designing a Winning Advocacy Campaign with Larissa Lawrence of Care2, Michael Whitney, Julia Blitzer, and Debra Rosen
- Learning from Obama for Local Campaigners with Colin Delaney and Charles Lenchner
- Starting Off on Social media with Jen Nedeau and Shireen Mitchell
Date: December 5th
2. NonProfit 2.0 Unconference
The Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference in DC will lead a series of sessions and conversations about using social media to create networked communities and movements. From volunteers and political action to cultivating donors and partners, social media for causes represents a mission. Join Amanda Rose, founder of Twestival as she kicks off the unconference with a special keynote. The rest of the agenda will be set the day of the conference by attendees.
Date: February 12, 2009
3. SXSW Interactive
SXSW Interactive features five days of presentations on cutting edge tech, apps, social media and more. Each year more and more sessions are designed for nonprofits as more nonprofit staff attend one of the most talked about conferences of the year. Nonprofit and social justice tracks for the conference include:
- Crowd Sourcing Innovative Social Change By Beth Kanter
- Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? Donations 2.0 by Skylar Woodward
Date: March 12-16, 2010
Fee: $475 and up
4. Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)
Year after year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) packs their sessions with some of the brightest and most talented nonprofit leaders, technology innovators, social media and fundraising rock stars. Attend this conference in Atlanta, GA and learn the latest trends, practical how-tos, and IT solutions to optimize your organization's technology and to further their missions to create more social good in the world.
- Activating Your YouTube Audience with Ramya Raghavan
- Social Change Manifesto with Michael Silberman
- Diversifying Your Tech and Online Communications Teams with Allyson Kapin (yup, that's me), Jocelyn Harmon, Shireen Mitchell and Ivan Booth.
- Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist with Sarah Dijulio
Date: April 8 -10, 2010
Fee: $359 and up
LATISM DC is another great conference focusing on Latinos in Social Media. The conference happening in DC on Decemebr 11th and 12th will bring together organizations focused on reaching Latinos and the seasoned social media veterans that can help them. From Blogs, My Space, Twitter, YouTube to Facebook, hear about what’s worked or not worked so far in the Latino community.
What conferences are you looking forward to attending over the next few months?