Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 about Charity

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Friday 25th May 2012

  • Social Good Through Social Media

    by David Erasmus

    Social media is a powerful tool. When harnessed properly, it has the power to affect social good through the actions of its community. This session will cover a range of topics starting with how social media can be used to help charities to plug the £750 million lost annually through lost Gift Aid declarations in the UK. It will explore how through social interactions, we can harness social media for social good to help local and wider communities. The session will explore the deep-seated reasons that many of us donate to charity and how current challenge based models lead to fatigue among our network groups. It will explore how we can use social media to donate more than just money but our time and use our social presence to promote causes through our collective voices. The talk will bring in elements of the impact technology can have for social good and what we can achieve in the next 10 years. This session is ultimately about social media for social good.

    Questions answered :
    Is there anything wrong with the current method of donation? What opportunities are there for using social media? How can you mobilise a community to get involved with charities? How can someone who is out of work be recognised for what they do for charities? What's in it for the donor? What are the barriers for social media? What are the challenges for charity?

    At 1:35pm to 1:50pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • BEING TIBET

    by Gaynor O'Flynn

    [being tibet] It's simple : a global, multi media project for Tibet, with events held across the world, all in one day By uniting everyone in one 24 hour period we will send a massive message to the mainstream media of the level of overwhelming global support for the Dalai Lama & his policy of non violence. [being tibet] is working with The Music Managers Forum & Featured Artist Coalition. The world class line up will be announced during His Holiness The Dalai Lama's visit to London in June 2012 : a line up from music, art, film, theatre, literature, dance & fashion who are staging their own unique, small yet beautiful, sustainable events but ... This isn't just about the big names, we also need you! We want you to follow your passion, do what you love with as much intelligence & integrity as possible. Arrange your own gig, film, art exhibition, workshop, dance, sport, meditation, fashion show, reading or comedy event, it's totally up to you! [being tibet] is about working locally & sustainably to help ourselves & each other. Staging an event in your language, for your people, your culture, in line with your beliefs that promotes & showcases your uniqueness too. You can keep a % of what you raise either for yourself or your local community, or give all or a % to a Tibetan group of your choice, it's up to you! In this time of global economic meltdown the event also champions small scale, sustainable, ethical business. We need you to act as a global PR & media machine using you tube, vimeo, soundcloud, facebook, text, flickr, twitter & e mail to send creative content not only to each other but also to the mainstream media, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs & TV. Making the media & governments aware of the scale of support for His Holiness & the Tibetan cause. Creating a global database of supporters for the Tibet. [being tibet] Starts 19.00 local time, Saturday 23rd Februaryuntil 19.00 Sunday 24th February, 2013 broadcasting the best of your footage, photos & coverage via the website on the day putting you on an equal footing with the world's coolest, inspirational creative human beings. Questions answered : How the internet can be used most effectively in conjunction with real time events to create impact for a cause, creating a bridge between new & old media networks, the virtual & physical, the crowd & those in the public eye. Also addresses models of ethical business that potentially empower everyone. See www.beinghuman.com & www.gaynoroflynn.com for TV showreel, past work on location in the High Himalayas & current art work. Creating BEING TIBET animation with Brian Blessed doing the v/o  

    At 3:00pm to 3:15pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The anatomy of GeekGirlMeetup

    by Heidi Harman

    The story of how Geek GirlMeetup.com changed the game and created more female rolemodels in web, code and startups. Questions answered : Howcome its important to create more female rolemodels in web, code and startups.

    At 5:05pm to 5:20pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Monday 28th May 2012

  • Digital problem solving for a sustainable world...

    by Madeleine Lewis

    Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of our time. We want your help to find solutions to a live sustainability challenge posed by one of our partners. We're a leading sustainability non-profit. We work with over 100 of the biggest and most pioneering companies on the planet. Our job is to inspire, advise and ratchet up the ambition of business and government to create a sustainable world. What's that got to do with you? The businesses we work with need solutions. Every day they are tackling issues like water use, crashes in commodity prices, risks to supply chains, the challenge of getting people on board. They need innovative ideas fast. We will be bringing one of those live challenges to Digital Shoreditch and running an ideas generation session around it. We'll bring the sustainability thinking and expertise, but we want you to bring the digital expertise and creativity. This is a live business challenge and so there is potential for the best ideas to be taken forward and developed. Join us!

    Questions answered :
    How can digital play a role in creating a sustainable world? How can we collaborate on big, global challenges? What are the big sustainability challenges facing business and what are the opportunities for the digital community?

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Thursday 31st May 2012

  • Table Tops: Mechanics as the Message

    by Clay Ewing

    Games are increasingly being used as a method to teach people about complex systems. While it's easy to claim you're being innovative by creating a game that embodies your message, it's a lot harder to make a game that really does it. Join us as we dive into and tackle the problems of making serious games that are both fun and informative.

    Questions answered :
    How do you take a message and turn it into a game? If you're a game designer, what are the best practices for working with nonprofits? If you're a nonprofit, what are the best practices for creating games and working with designers?

    At 1:45pm to 2:15pm, Thursday 31st May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

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