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  • Seed & Feed: How to Cultivate Self-Organizing Communities

    by Tony Bacigalupo and Peter Chislett

    "Use the internet to get off the internet!" says Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup. Today's tools are giving people more and more ways to connect offline and form communities around shared interests and needs. In this talk, we'll discuss how to use that power to foster world-changing effects. The process starts small, with only you. Then you find a conspirator. Then you develop a core group. Then the group grows. At each step along the way, you refine the culture and build something that everyone is a part of. This is going to be a highly discussion-oriented and participatory session, inviting attendees to share their stories and discuss lessons learned. Let's build amazing communities together!

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Benefits of Highly Responsive Community Engagement Strategy

    by Christopher Baccus

    •Built an active community who values the instant engagement our strategy provides on this social media channel
    •CustomerCare provides an integral part of our engagement and is a key player as are communications, marketing and other business units in the organization who all contribute to our goals in social media
    •It’s not about how many tickets you close, but whether you help customers by engaging them through the community directly and what engagement does for a brand on Facebook.
    •Will discuss strategies to efficiently address Care needs leveraging other digital assets like online video and support forums as community size increases.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Latinas in Technology: Beauty, Brains and Blogging

    by Kety Esquivel

    One out of every four children born in the U.S. today is Hispanic. In Texas, Hispanics are the fastest growing portion of the population. In 2006, 35.7% of Texans were Hispanic, recent projections are even higher now.

    So where are the Hispanics? Are Latinos online? Are they content producers? Are they technologists? Are they influencers? Or are they staying off line because of the digital divide?

    Recent studies have shown us that the Hispanic community is growing exponentially in its online relevance and is in fact growing in not only consumption but development at rates faster and higher than those of its non-Hispanic US peers. We are online and we are a force to be reckoned with.

    Our panel Latinas and Technology: Beauty, Brains and Blogging intends to explore five success stories of Latinas and their communities in this space. We will look at the numbers, the opportunities and five related case studies which show that Hispanics in the US are innovating online and thriving technologically as content producers, technologists and businesswomen, flexing their political and economic muscle online and offline.

    The opportunities this presents for both the Hispanic community and those interested in engaging the growing Latino community are infinite. Come out and join us at Latinas and Technology: Beauty, Brains and Blogging and let's make sure our presence is known. Let's share what we've been able to do to date and where we are going!

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Rio, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown