Wednesday, May 31, 2006

NetSquared Conference

I'm at the NetSquared Conference yesterday and today. Pretty exciting: this sort of thing would have been hard to imagine not so long ago!

Our new CTO, Patrick Ball, was attending and spoke on human rights. Patrick occasionally injected his reality checks into the proceedings. I spoke on revenue models for socially motivated businesses, on a panel moderated by Vince Stehle (of Surdna Foundation) and with Clara Miller of NFF and Lee Davis of Although we drew the 520 pm timeslot, I think we did a good job of putting some energy into the last session of the day!

There was a lot of interesting stuff in the plenaries, but I especially enjoyed Ethan Zuckerman's talk about advocacy and citizen journalism. The point I really resonated with was to "get out of the way" of the authentic voices of people from around the world.

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