Next Wednesday is the opening of the Enviro 2010 conference at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre.
I’m presenting there Thursday in the 4:00pm – 5:30pm session, on the topic of Social Design for Sustainability. In the presentation I’ll be looking at online social networks, the underlying trends that they represent, the importance of these networks in moving towards sustainability, and how “social design” (design thinking) provides a great toolset for organisations wanting to benefit through engagement within the context of these trends.
It’s been an interesting process pulling together the presentation, which ties together a number of the threads I’ve explored previously here in the blog, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes on Thursday.
It’s also perhaps serendipitous that the conference coincides with the State of Design festival which has the theme of “Change by Design”. Hopefully my contribution to the Enviro 2010 conference will provide a nice tie-in between the two events.
Just wanted to make a quick post to thank all the participants of the Web Directions South (WDS) Roadshow Engaging social media workshops that we did in Melbourne and Sydney this week.
I personally enjoyed them a lot – the energy of the folks involved was fantastic. From the feedback I’ve received it sounds like y’all enjoyed and valued the experience too. Thanks also to those of you who pointed out things that could be improved – your points and insights help tremendously.
I’ll be collating the materials generated through the workshops and tweaking the presentation materials for distribution early- to mid-next week. The WDS folks will be in touch via email with details as soon as they’re ready.
P.S. my preparation for this workshop, along with preparations for a major delivery for Inspire, have meant it’s been awfully quiet around here of late. I suspect May will see a bit more posting in these parts…
I’m very excited to be participating in the up-coming Web Directions South Roadshow. I’m facilitating the Engaging Social Media workshop in Sydney and Melbourne on 21 and 23 April.
It’s a great program – I feel privileged to be amongst the well known names that are on that list. Most of all I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what people are doing in the social media space and helping them overcome some of the roadblocks and challenges they face. Should be a lot of fun :)
Update: If you use the discount code “WD-GY”, the price for the workshop drops to $499 :)