Tuesday, July 29, 2008

South Sound Technology Conference 2008

UPDATED AGENDA: FROM November 19th, 2008

Save the date:

On November 21st, on the University of Washington, Tacoma campus, we will be holding the South Sound Technology Conference for 2008. The format will be similar to last years with the following structure:


Keynote Address

Panel One


Technology Overview

Panel Two

Break out to a self organizing birds of a feather

If you are planning on joining us for the day and are interested in a particular topic then you may want to start discussions with others by taking advantage of the birds of a feather format. If you have enough folks that you don't think one of our five local coffee establishments can't handle the conversation, let me know and I will try to accommodate.

The umbrella topic this year will be "Innovation and Technology".

If you want a guiding principle:

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison (called the "archetype for every high-tech entrepreneur." by Peter Drucker)

The conference will once again have Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Norm Dicks as the honorary co-chairs. The program is being built and more information will be coming in the next month or so, including location on campus, times and speakers.


kevinfreitas said...

This might be a great topic to partner with the local Dorkbot group to see if they have anything to present. Looking forward to SSTC 2008!

Droid116 said...

Thanks Kevin,

As the Summer progresses and more clarity comes to the program, I will be asking for lots of help.

Anonymous said...

My wish for this year's conference is to focus again on tools for building community and social media. The trick will be to fill an agenda and find speakers that will add to the conversation that started last year. Be glad to assist again if I can.

- Mark Briggs

Unknown said...

This format sounds great. From a local Comcast perspective, we work with a lot of nonprofit groups that really seem to be struggling at every level because of lack of resources. It would be interesting to know what they are doing if anything with the new media and how the community could engage and help. Anyway, you are probably making an announcement, not looking for ideas yet, so thanks for posting this and letting us get it on our calendars.

Jen said...

I'd like to see a panel on monetizing websites.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to attending, and have added this event to the Seattle 2.0 events calendar. You can check out the listing at http://www.seattle20.com/event/South-Sound-Technology-Conference-2008.aspx and let me know if there are any details I need to change.

Andrew - I'd love to interview you!

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