July 14, 2008

Digital Youth Wired for Action Conference

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If you’re anywhere around North Carolina on August 14, check out this one-day conference brought to you by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. I met Anastasia Goodstein last year, although I didn’t get to hear her speak. If I was going to be in the area, I’d definitely want to hear what she has to say.
About the Conference
The 2008 Technology Summit Digital Youth Wired for Action is a high-impact conference designed to inspire new learning and creativity in library staff, educators and others from around the region interested in youth development and learning. The day will be filled with practical tips and methods to help integrate new technologies into the programs and services you offer to children and teens.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Anastasia Goodstein author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online. Her blog, YPulse, is a leading media, technology and youth development information source, and School Library Journal recently published Goodstein’s article What Would Madison Avenue Do? Marketing to Teens.
Tickets to this exciting event are just $20 per person and can be purchased online through the Library’s partnering agency, the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, or call (704) 973-2828. (Note: a $5 handling fee will be added to all Internet and telephone orders.)
Event Schedule
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration for morning session
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Morning Session A Focus on Teen Services
12:15-1:45 p.m. Break for lunch (maps of nearby dining choices will be provided)
1:45-2:15 p.m.: Registration for afternoon session
2:15-5:00 PM: Afternoon Session: A Focus on Children’s Services
Venue Information
300 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
First time visiting ImaginOn? Visit the ImaginOn website for directions, a map, and underground parking information.
Tech Summit on Second Life
A live audio stream of Anastasia’s presentations will be available on Second Life at Alliance Library’s InfoIsland Open Air Auditorium (103, 117, 33). For more information, contact Kelly Czarnecki at kczarnecki@plcmc.org or IM (instant message) BlueWings Hayek in Second Life.

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