If you’re based in London, you can catch me speaking, alongside Michael Pranikoff, Director of Emerging Media at PR Newswire, and Robert Andrews of PaidContent, at the next PR Newswire Meet the Media event on 04 September 2008. The free events, sponsored by PR Week, are targeted primarily at newcomers to the Public Relations industry, help build knowledge and connections between PR and the media.
On 12 September, I’ll be at the International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam, for which I’ve organised a panel which will include Chris Vallance from BBC Radio and others (likely to include someone from a social networking service and another person from publishing or broadcasting) discussing the impact of Social Media on broadcasting. The panel will be chaired by Andy Davy, Controller of Portfolio Management, BBC Future Media and Technology. This will be a free session – see the website for details.
From 14 – 17 December I’ll be in Dubai where I’m giving a presentation at
thenewmediaevent where there will be a two day conference with optional half day workshops taking place before and after. In addition to being in a great location, this one should be really interesting given the likelihood that the audience will be quite different in terms of people, organisations and experiences than the typical London or Northern European social media conference. Also speaking are Angel Gambino (Bebo), Mohamed Al Fatatry (founder of Muxlin), Phillipe Borremans and others.