9th Annual Organizers' Collaborative
Grassroots Use of Technology Conference
Saturday, June 28, 2008 - ALL DAY
hosted at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
and major support from Grassroots.org
This year's theme was "Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate"; it focused on the new technologies and organizing tools available for connecting organizers and their communities. Check out the day's agenda.
We are helping presenters get their workshop materials posted online. Keep checking back as we continue to update.
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As always, the Grassroots Use of Technology conference is one of the only events that brings technology and endusers together, allowing us to learn from each other.
Breakfast and Registration will begin at 8:30am. The conference will not actually start until 9:00 when we will have our Keynote Presentation.
There will be three workshop sessions, and each session will have about 4 to 5 concurrent presentations. Workshops will be identified by technical level; the program is designed to be accessible to beginners while offering options for tech experts.
The Organizers Collaborative is proud to announce that Nick Jehlen of Action Mill will be joining us this year to draw lessons from his recent work on the Winter Soldier campaign organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War. His provocative presentation is entitled, "Think Outside the Toolbox." Find out more.
- Full workshop listing with times
- Short bios for all conference presenters
- Conference trifold brochure
MAPS, DIRECTIONS, LODGING
The Umass Lowell Campus is about 30 miles northwest of Boston. It is accessible via the commuter rail and by rt. 93 or rt 495.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Registration is $75 Regular
- Limited Income $35
- $10 Discount for OC Members
You may receive a refund of your full registration fee, minus a $5 admin charge, if you cancel before June 18. After that date we will not provide refunds.
HELP US PROMOTE!
The success of our conference is directly related to the strength of our community. So take a moment to share the opportunity with a colleague. Send an email, post a flyer, and generally let folks know. You can download a flyer HERE.
LOOK WHO'S COMING (why not join them?)
(a selection of New England-based group)
Cambridge Community TV, Cambridge, MA
Community Software Lab, Lowell, MA
CTC VISTA Project, Boston, MA
Database Designs, Boston, MA
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** Update (6/11): With less than weeks to go, the conference has now reached 75% of capacity, or 150 attendees! **
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"The Grassroots Use of Technology conference is a wonderful opportunity for people in the field of activist technology to meet, network and share experiences working with the latest technology to advance the goals of our organizations" - Gregory Heller
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