Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Provisional Conference Lineup

Provisional Line up for conference

Room G2

Room B104: workshops




Opening plenary: On the political uses of the internet

Speakers: Hicham Yezza. Ex-Nottingham student and Guardian columnist

Fiona Osler of Red Pepper and author of "The Activist's Guide to the Internet"

Dr. Kevin Gillan, Sociologist, http://www.antiwarresearch.info/

Activists Stewart and Patrick of video Blog: The Road to Gaza return and report back.

Chaired by Clare Solomon of Solomon's Mindfield




Internet Security

Speakers: George Danezis, Microsoft Research Security Group

Rep from the Open Rights Group

Effective online organisation:

Widgets, live and micro-blogging & co-ordination

Speaker by live link-up from Egypt: Hossam el-Hamalawy of Arabawy blog


IN LARGER VENUE - LOGAN HALL, Institute of Education

Free Our Books Campaign Launch:

Speakers: Toni Prug and special guests tbc.

See http://www.freeourbooks.org.uk/

Workshop: Using Humour Effectively Online

Speaker: Kate Smurthwaite, Cruella Blog


Lunch. Available in common room


Blogging for Building Campaigns

Speakers: Richard Seymour of Lenin's Tomb

Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads

Laurie Penny of Penny Red

Please bring plenty of your own examples and questions as we will have plenty of time for discussion and sharing tips.

Workshop: Video Activism

Speaker: Ady Cousins

Bring equipment if you want to get started straight away




Effective Online Campaigning - Success Stories

Rep from Encyclopedia Dramatica on the anti-Scientology movement

David Semple from ThoughCowardsFlinch and Liberal Conspiracy

Karin Robinson, Political Consultant, blogger and regional director of the Americans Abroad for Obama campaign.

Sara Hall from the successful "Stop the Deportation of Guy Njike" campaign.

Workshop: "Be the Media"

With members of Indymedia UK.

Laptop surgery will be run all day in SOAS JCR.

Please bring your own equipment to participate in the workshops and your own experiences or questions to participate in the plenaries.


Entertainment, Ugandan food and networking in SOAS bar

Stalls and bookshops all day

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