Blogging and Social Media Conference, Dublin, Oct 4th

Organise, Activate and Influence: Social Activism Online in Ireland

EU conference


In October 2008, the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Office in Ireland are acting as facilitators for a conference in Ireland. A number of independent bloggers have provided guidance on what they would like to discuss and who they would like to hear speak.

The theme of this event is: Organise, Activate and Influence: Social Activism Online in Ireland. On the day we will discuss ways in which civil society can harness the power of the blog and increase debate on a topic as well as enhance activism. What role does it really have in Ireland and where does the future lie.

Check out the schedule. Zack Exley will be there. European Commission Vice President Margot Wallström will do a video introduction. Simon McGarr will do a talk on Defamation and the Internet. Damian O Broin will talk about opinion mobilisation. I’m on a panel with Harry McGee in the afternoon.

Even were I not speaking, I’d be attending. Why not register to go? Limited places.

7 Responses to “Blogging and Social Media Conference, Dublin, Oct 4th”

  1. Damien B says:

    Grr, have something else on that day but relaly hopeful to make both. Looks like a great session.

  2. Neil says:

    Neil shall be there with bells on. In fact, wild horses couldn’t drag Neil away from this event.

    Neil only speaks about himself in the third person when hungover to fuck….

  3. Niamh says:

    I wish I could make it. Wretched conflicting schedules – will there be a report from the event? Apart from the one I shall wring out of Neil…

  4. Neil says:

    @Niamh – it being a bloggers conference, I’m sure there’ll be loads of us typing reports as we sit there!

  5. TUG says:

    Because real social activists don’t want to be tagged and identified by the man, man…


  6. Sharon . says:

    Hi !
    One of the three of us that help put the ‘1169…’ blog together will be there : we have registered for a seat/pass and are hopeful that we will receive a favourable reply .
    It will , I think , be between myself or John , as ‘Junior’ is more into the research end of things around here and , for whatever reason (!), is not to be trusted around a Green Party elected rep…

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