What conferences are you going to in 2010?

What conferences are you going to in 2010?

conference_badgesAs I mentioned on Twitter, it’s just getting too hard for many of us to keep track of all the awesome conferences that happen every year. I’ve missed so many this fall, even ones happening in NYC, just because I hadn’t done any curation. Conferences can be a drag, but as a freelancer/consultant/author without a formal organizational structure, they’re often where I make the best connections and have the most fun with my colleagues.

So! An early New Year’s resolution: I’m gonna try to get on the ball for next year. Already thinking of SXSW, Allied Media Conference, US Social Forum, Personal Democracy Forum, Women Who Tech, America’s Future Now, NonProfit 2.0, NTEN and more; what do you recommend in the social tech, media, politics, activism, and social justice fields? Conferences & unconferences, big ‘n’ small. Leave ’em in the comments (links to conferences would be helpful), and I’ll publish a big list in the next few days.

6 Comments
  • cwilliams
    Posted at 13:54h, 19 November

    US Social Forum 2010: http://www.ussf2010.org/

    • deanna zandt
      Posted at 13:55h, 19 November

      *smacks forehead. adding to original post. ;-)

  • Sabrina
    Posted at 14:10h, 19 November

    Rock Behance with me! (Pro: It’s my birthday weekend!)

    http://the99percent.com/conference/2009

  • Steve Katz
    Posted at 15:57h, 19 November

    Conferences I’d love to attend but…: Media that Matters and Web of Change up in Hollyhock.

    Anybody got any info on good “future o’ journalism” conferences in 2010?

  • Aimee515
    Posted at 16:19h, 19 November

    I would love to attend each one you mentioned! OMS 2010 – Online Marketing Summit- http://www.onlinemarketingsummit.com is a great one I’ve attended the last 2 yrs.

  • Tom Tenney
    Posted at 00:57h, 02 December

    I went to Web 2.0 Expo in NY a couple weeks ago, and was really amazed by the quality of the sessions this year. I was in SF last year and this one was a lot more focused – mainly, I think, because we’ve come a long way in a year and have had many questions answered in that time.

    In general, I tend to appreciate conferences like these that aren’t so hyper-focused on one sector or profession, but give a broad perspective on how social media impact other industries in ways we might not have considered.

    I also highly recommend the Public Knowledge “World’s Fair Use Day” on Jan 12, 2010 in D.C.

    Fair Use Day site

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