eXtension Announces Speakers for ‘More Mind Reach, NeVC2011’ October 17, 18, & 19, 2011

“Reach”, “follow”, “lead”, “innovate”, “engage”, “curate”, “initiate”. What does it all mean? How can each of us take advantage of the increasing flow of information we see every day? How can we learn more and bring value to our workplace and our clientele?

Navigating the information super-highway isn’t the same as it used to be. Curation, virtual worlds, social media strategy, new media trends, and media literacy are just a few of the intersections we are heading toward both professionally and personally.

The 2011 National eXtension Virtual Conference brings together an outstanding lineup of speakers for More Mind Reach, October 17, 18, & 19, 2011. Anyone working to reach and interact with the public will be interested in this active and reactive virtual conference designed to build your knowledge skill set about the changing world of information today and for the future:

Howard Rheingold [http://www.rheingold.com] is an internationally syndicated author of the weekly Tomorrow column, author of best-sellers Virtual Reality and The Virtual Community, and editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He will kick off the NeVC2011 on Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Robin Good http://www.masternewmedia.org/ is an independent new media publisher, who has converted his professional skills and interests into a self-publishing career. He also curates on recovering from Google’s Farmer Panda Update. Robin will speak on Tuesday, October 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Paulette Robinson leads the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds, government, industry, and academia interested in virtual world use for confronting and solving common issues and is the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning for the Information Resources Management College at the National Defense University. Paulette will speak on Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Clay Shirky [http://www.shirky.com/] is the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010) and studies the effects of the Internet on society. Clay will speak on Wednesday, October 19 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Steven Rosenbaum [http://www.steverosenbaum.magnify.net/] is the author of Curation Nation an exploration of the emerging phenomenon of human organization and publishing of content. He is also the founder of Magnify.net and the creator of MTV News Unfiltered. Steven will speak on Wednesday, October 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Following each day’s key conference presenters, as an attendee, you may join in the conversation surrounding their presentation with an opportunity to gain more insight into each of these topics with the presenter, facilitators, and reactors. Participants will be able to interact via live chat. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Begin following NeVC2011 on Twitter at #nevc2011 and JOIN us October 17, 18, 19!!!

Kevin Gamble & Terry Meisenbach, Co-Chairs
National eXtension Virtual Conference 2011