“New Tools for the Public Good” On Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, the Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco is hosting a one-day conference and program of events titled, “San Francisco Interactive Media” Summit 2011 (SF-IM).
The theme of SF-IM is using social media and other emerging technologies for the public good. Sessions will feature opportunities for discussion and hands-on learning. Importantly, the focus of SF-IM is on peer-to-peer learning and conversation, not tech-talk and PowerPoints. SF-IM’s programming is ideal for anyone interested the public possibilities of the emerging media technologies, and is suitable for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.
- Fundamentals of dynamic publishing platforms, mobile-social media, and visual design for the web
- Best Practices for journalism, public relations and government
- Demonstration and discussion of new tools and techniques.
In sum, attendees of all levels and abilities will leave the SF-IM with a stronger sense of “how to use Web 2.0 and social media in their organization for public purposes.” SF-IM begins with Registration at 8:30 AM in the lobby outside Cowell Hall Room 106 on the main USF campus.