I feel like I’ve been waiting on the edge of my seat for registration to open for the citizen journalism/citizen media unconference happening right after Wikimania on Monday, August 7. I can finally sit back. Here’s the announcement:
As an add on to Wikimania, the second international Wikimedia Foundation conference, a number of citizen journalists and people interested in citizen media are gathering on Monday, August 7, at Harvard Law School. It costs $20. Registration is limited to 100 people, so sign up and/or share this announcement with interested people very soon.
Citizen Journalism Unconference
Center for Citizen Media “Unconference”
August 7, 2006 9 am – 4pm Harvard Law School, Pound Hall
Cost: $20 (which will be collected at the conference)
Limited to 100 participants
Where: Pound Hall at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
On August 7, Berkman Center fellow and Center for Citizen Media director Dan Gillmor will host a day of discussion on citizen media at Harvard Law School. The purpose is to brainstorm some key aspects of citizen journalism, including principles, techniques, tools, business models and more. The conference will be in the “unconference” format, where the audience are the experts and there are no formal panels, but rather skilled moderators and session leaders drawing out what we collectively know so we can learn from each other.
Moderators include Jeff Jarvis, Andrew Lih, Lisa Williams, Ethan Zuckerman, Tom Stites, and Steve Garfield.
The gathering will take place at Harvard Law School’s Pound Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at around 4 p.m. We’ll also plan to have birds-of-a-feather dinners in Cambridge, most likely hosted by several speakers, for those who want to stick around. The cost of the day is $20 at the door, to cover food costs (we’ll provide morning coffee, lunch and an afternoon snack). Registration is limited to 100 people, so sign up today!
It is quite possible some of the sessions will be webcast.
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I mean, really. Where else can you be around people like Dan Gillmor and Jeff Jarvis for $20?