Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Social Media Breakfast MSP #35 - Activism

I was pleased to serve on an intriguing panel about nonprofits and social media at a Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul (SMBMSP) event a couple of years ago. Since that time, SMBMSP has continued to grow in size and stature as well as in the breadth of topics they cover. Turn your appetites to bacon and your tweetdecks to #SMBMSP for an engaging upcoming conversation about activism and social media at SMBMSP #35!

You are invited to attend...

SMBMSP 35 - Activism

Friday, April 22, 2011 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Social media has become a powerful tool for activism and protests. We've seen the effects across the globe across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as next door in Wisconsin. Our special guests will explore this evolving issue and answer your questions.


Peter Apps Political Risk Correspondent, Reuters Peter Apps covers a range of stories on the interplay between politics, economics and markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was emerging markets correspondent based in London after postings in southern Africa and Sri Lanka.

Jason Barnett Executive Director & co-founder, The UpTake Jason Barnett guides the path of The UpTake is a news media organization that merges online video, social media strategy and cutting-edge technologies, tools and access to engage and empower citizen journalists. Since its inception, The UpTake has advanced the frontier of citizen-fueled news gathering, garnering national notoriety through its coverage of the 2008 political conventions, the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount and trial and Wisconsin's recent legislative battles and protests.

Event Sponsors

Annual Sponsors

Concordia University

Kaleidoscope Partnership

Event location:

Best Buy HQ
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

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