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Wayne MacPhail
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posted 19 April 2006 08:39 AM      Profile for Wayne MacPhail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
We've just launched a new podcast that brings you the best of the Social Tech Brewing Company's tech meets social change meetups.

This time out, six speed dates with online tools that will make us smarter voters.

Hope you can check it out here and let us know what you think.


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Wayne MacPhail
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posted 19 April 2006 09:26 AM      Profile for Wayne MacPhail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I love the idea of Picolist, one of the tools mentioned in the first podcast. It has tremendous potential for local communities and small fundraisers.

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janew
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posted 19 April 2006 09:38 AM      Profile for janew     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's fun to hear a recording of 'speed date' presentations. For those who haven't been to one, 'speed dates' are a way of presenting a variety of presentations in a small amount of time. Each presenter stays at the same space and the audience moves around the various tables in groups. They get cued to move every 5 minutes or so.

I've been to two of these - once as an audience member and once as a presenter.
It's great for presenters because you get to practise your presentation several times and it's a lot better by the end.
It's great for the audience too, because you get to know the group of people that you're moving around the tables with. Also, you pick up a lot of information and meet tons of contacts in a small amount of time...and you don't ever get stuck with a long, boring speech.

Thanks, Wayne. I wanted to get to this one about the municipal election, but I couldn't make it. It's really great to be able to listen in on how it went.


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Phillip A D Smith
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posted 20 April 2006 04:24 PM      Profile for Phillip A D Smith   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Indeed: that's one darn-fine podcast! And, just wanted to mention that the folks in Vancouver are getting moving with their own event in May. Here are the details:

Social Tech Brewing Vancouver: May 4 at the Whip

If you work at the intersection of technology and community-building, we hope you'll join us for a May 4th gathering of Social Tech Brewing's Vancouver chapter. Social Tech Brewing brings together folks from nonprofit organizations, community service, social activism, social ventures and technology to share ideas -- and beer!

Our May 4th event will look forward to the June meeting of the UN's World Urban Forum (WUF) here in Vancouver. WUF will bring a remarkable range of government leaders, community development workers and urban activists to Vancouver to talk about the future of sustainable cities. And the lead-up to WUF has already featured one of the Net's most ambitious online dialogue efforts to date, the Habitat Jam.

The STB meeting on May 4th will feature a short panel and Q&A session to illuminate some of the innovative technology projects that are happneing around the WUF meeting. We'll hear from Gayle Moss, the Director of International Marketing for Habitat Jam, about what was learned from the Jam experiment. And we'll also hear from one of the folks at the Global Urban Sustainable Solutions Exchange, a Vancouver-based information and social networking resource that will launch at the WUF in June.

The panel will start at 6:15 and wrap by 6:45, so please come early so you can be part of the discussion. And plan to stick around for another hour after the panel to be part of the beer drinking, gossip exchange, and general consipracy-hatching.

You can find more details and links here:
http://socialtechbrewing.org/node/16

Any questions? Email info@socialsignal.com


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