SMCD - Detroit & Social Media Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
What's that you're saying about Detroit? Did you hear it on social media?
The last few years have brought significant changes to Detroit - economically, socially, how we do business and how we relate to each other and the world. Answering these and many more questions should lead to a lively discussion, and we'd like you to be a part of it!
Join us June 13 beginning at 6:30pm at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s offices at 600 E. Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit as we tackle these questions. Moderating the town hall style discussion will be Channel 7 WXYZ anchor and founder of the #backchannel conversation on Twitter, Stephen Clark.
• Sarah F. Cox, Editor at Curbed Detroit
• Chris Kaufman, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at UpTo
• Maura Campbell, Outreach Strategist at Detroit Unspun
Tickets are limited to 100. Ticket sales end at 1 p.m. on June 12, due to security. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to provide free food, beer and drinks. (must be 21)
So, how did we get here?
In the days before social media became club-worthy, people would get home from work, kick their shoes off and flip the TV channel to their favorite local news broadcast to hear what’s happening in the world around them. The news you consumed was shaped largely by an executive producer balancing the need for good ratings against a duty to accurately report the news.
And then came the Internet. Blogs, Classmates, Friendster and other early examples of social media websites allowed your friends to share the news they thought was important. As it became easier to share news via social media channels, the way people consume information has changed dramatically. Now we tweet with news anchors during commercial breaks and send our own videos to television stations to be used on the 11 p.m. news.
Has having all of this information at our fingertips ushered in a new understanding of the city of Detroit, or has social media just exposed what we already knew about the city? And what role has social media played in the way people around the country perceive Detroit? Has it helped usher in a new age of entrepreneurship in Detroit, or do we just know more about who's doing what here because of it? Let's all come together in a town hall setting and discuss.
Please thank them for their support: http://www.bcbsm.com/index.shtml
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Social Media Club Detroit
Social Media Club Detroit brings together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, filmmakers, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators from southeast Michigan.
We are the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit.
SMC - Detroit's primary mission is to connect the active hubs and professionals in our area while also helping promote social media literacy, technologies, and encourage ethical behavior and share best practices.
Detroit is hungry and ready for change!
Monthly meetings will consist of topics discussion, presentations, panels or featured speakers.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org