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Come Meet Us at the 140 Character Conference Nov 1

I have the honor and privilege of speaking at the 140 Characters Conference (#140conf) on November 1, 2010.

Since the launch of the #140conf events, conferences have taken place in a number of cities including: Los Angeles, London , Barcelona, SXSW (Austin), New York City, Washington D.C., Tel Aviv and San Francisco.

At these events we have explored the effects of twitter on a wide range of topics including: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising, Politics, Fashion, Real Estate, Music, Education, Public Safety, Public Diplomacy and quite a few other topics. #140conf is a ground breaking opportunity to look at the effects of the real-time web on the people and the businesses inside of and around the world.

We are planning our part of the presentation to discuss the impact of using “the technology of now” to reach goals in social good and making an impact in the world we live in.

For more information on the event, go to http://140conf.com.

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Mobilized to Feed the World:A True Story

This year we (Lloyd Zeigler and myself) have submitted a very special panel proposal to South by Southwest 2011 (SXSW 2011) for consideration to present at the Interaction portion of the conference. In this panel we will tell the story a group of college age kids from around the US that have joined together with one of the world’s most respected humanitarian organizations, Food for the Hungry, to make a real difference. For a more detailed description of the presentation, please see below.

Your vote to have this panel at one of the world’s largest conferences is critical. Voting from the public accounts for 30% of the decision-making process for SXSW panel programming. Also important in this process is the SXSW Advisory Board (40%) and the input of the SXSW staff (30%). We encourage you to go to the Panel Picker page for the presentation and vote. If you have never voted at SXSW before you will need to fill out a 30 second secure, no spam registration to vote.

This presentation will be unique to a venue like SXSW. It is a faith based effort to mobilize people behind a common cause to make an extraordinary difference. The story deserves to be told and the only way it can be is with your help.

Below is a detailed description of the proposed panel.

Mobilized to Feed the World: A True Story

Organizers Mark Linder, Lloyd Zeigler
Description Can a small group of college age kids really change the world? Can they use digital platforms and modern day communication mediums to organize behind a cause and make a difference in thousands of lives? Can this group, decentralized across the nation become motivated as one to create real change? Across this planet people have real needs. Needs that rip the thread of the life’s fabric; food, shelter, clothing, disease, water and education just to name a few. But how often do we bind together behind a cause and make real progress with real people? Hear about how a small group leveraged their efforts to create real change, make a real difference and create real relief for starving and needy children around the globe. Learn lessons on picking the right partners, group dynamics & decision making, leveraging technology, mobilizing with a unified plan and execution with passion. The story is amazing and should not be missed by any leader that is trying to motivate their Team to achieve a goal or move their organization forward.
Questions
Answered
  1. How social media tools and a digital platforms were used to organize and energize a group of dedicated people.
  2. Interactive, training and motivational tools implemented by sample group.
  3. How to choose the right partners to insure goal success.
  4. How to blend people and technology with a common goal for maximum results.
  5. How this group achieved amazing results and how they literally changed their world.
Category Social Issues
Tags feed, hunger, world hunger
Event SXSW Interactive 2011

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