Past Meetup

Social Media and The 2010 Olympic Games: The Future of Citizen Journalism

Hosted by Third Tuesday Vancouver

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Please note the date and time: Tuesday, March 23, at 6pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been notorious for its tight grip over media coverage in past years. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, dubbed by some as the "Twitter Games", have been a dramatic departure, changing the way we experience large-scale events across the globe.

Rebecca Bolwitt, John Biehler and Kris Krug, leaders in the social media coverage of the 2010 Games, join us for our panel on how social media has changed the Olympics and the future of citizen journalism.

Rebecca Bolwitt (http://www.miss604.com/) is:
co-author of the new book, "Blogging to Drive Business (http://www.miss604.com/2010/01/blogging-to-drive-business.html)". She has been blogging about Vancouver since 2004 on Miss604.com, and podcasting since 2005. In 2008 she co-founded sixty4media, offering social media consulting services from custom WordPress themes, audio serivces for podcasts, video screencast production, as well as event liveblogging and blogging tutorials.

John Biehler (http://johnbiehler.com/) is:
an E-Business analyst, a technologist, a consultant, conference speaker, a trainer, a photographer (http://photography.johnbiehler.com/) among many other things. He also has a mega-awesome voicemail greeting (http://johnbiehler.com/2009/07/05/who-is-john-biehler/). Along side Kris Krug and others, John spearheaded True North Media House initiative - a media collaboration campaign to encourage social coverage of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Kris Krug (http://www.kriskrug.com/) is:
a fashion, music, and portraits photographer (http://staticphotography.com/), technologist and author based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is currently working on several projects including photography, teaching, and consulting about new media and the internet. With John Biehler and others, Kris spearheaded True North Media House initiative - a media collaboration campaign to encourage social coverage of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Note from Monica

Firstly, if you know Tanya Davis (http://www.netchick.com) be sure to wish her well on her new path. She's been with Third Tuesday Vancouver from the beginning and is one of the most generous, upbeat and professional people I know. It's been a joy to work with her and I have no doubt that she will do amazingly in Calgary and that the city will be better for her presence.

Secondly, I am very pleased to have Jeremy Lim (http://www.jeremylim.ca/) as Third Tuesday's new co-organizer. He's whip smart, talented and pretty all-around fantastic.

Thank you, Tanya & Welcome, Jeremy!

Also a big thank you to our sponsor Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant (http://www.ceilis.com/2009/vancouver/)! We are very appreciative of their generosity in allowing us to have this space. Please show your appreciation by buying a drink or food at the Meetup.

Note from Jeremy
Are you a shutterbug? We've put together a Flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/thebestofvancouver2010/) for your favourite shot that summarizes your Games experience, and we'd like to see your photo there! All submissions will be featured at this meetup and stored in perpetuity on Flickr.