Friday, August 25, 2006

Rising Tide Conference

One last plug for the Rising Tide Conference, at which I will be a co-moderator/panelist on a panel on blogging and journalism in the post-Katrina world.

The Rising Tide Conferencewill be a gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery from the aftermath of the natural disasters of both Hurricane Katrina and Rita, the manmade disaster of the levee and floodwall collapses, and the incompetence of government on all levels. We will come together to dispel myths, promote facts, share personal testimonies, highlight progress and regress, discuss recovery ideas, and promote sound policies at all levels. We aim to be a "real life" demonstration of internet activism as the nation prepares to mark the one year anniversary of a massive natural disaster followed by governmental failures on a similar scale.
I don't normally get this geeky in public, but I've setup another blogspot called Rising Tide Blog, to which I can use my crackberry pager to send periodic updates (since my laptops is hors de combat) from the conference during the day.

It's not too late to just show up at the door to hear some fantastic panels featuring bloggers (of course) local journalists, politicians and neighborhood activitists talk about the future of New Orleans (and the role of blogging therein).

See you at the New Orleans Yacht Club tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 26) between 8 and 9 am for registration. A lunch from Dunbar's is included in the $20 door, and we will commander the NOYC's bar afterward.

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