Many people argue that our very idea of community is changing as our society because more diverse and as we use social networks and the new media to connect with others.
This event will be associated with Social Media Week and will focus on how the digital age and especially the New Media is fundamentally changing our ideas of community and how it can provide new and immediate channels for communities and individuals to report on and make their own news.
The speakers through case studies and insights that bwill open this up to debate and discussion.
To underline the point of change we are aiming to stream this meeting live and to also have it available on an Internet TV Channel with live twitter feedback. We are also aiming to work with an Internet Radio channel to record parts of the meeting for broadcasting there as well.
Helping us with this will be
Dr Robert Davies is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University London. His book, The Era of Global Transition: Crises and opportunities in a new world, provides a range of tools for business leaders to use to explore the implications of a new world order.
Emma Rigby Is the Founder & Director of
Love Your DoorStep is the first ever "Interactive Directory" that connects local people directly with local products and services. We build from the community up, via a number of social media platforms, where by the community have a voice and share what is going on and where to find things on their DoorStep.
It is also linked with an Internet Radio Channel.
Dr Suhail Chughtai is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and also founder of TV Apex an Internet based TV Channel originally set up to link the Pakistani Diaspora residing in UK with others across the globe. This has now expanded into a project to link communities of all faith and none and to use Internet TV as a way of community building. In brief TV Apex is not simply a TV Channel but also has a vision and philosophy behind its creation.
We may have a fourth speaker and details will be added soon.
The Westminster Hub is collaborating with us in offering this meeting so we will have a mixed audience of networkers from GlobalNet21, young professionals from The Hub and those involved in Internet Radio and television.
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