If you are or will be in the DC Metro area this weekend (April 2nd- April 3rd) I highly recommend you register for the 2011 Social Learning Summit which has been masterfully organized by Alex Priest of the American University Social Media Club.
Please do check out the excellent schedule of events- whether you work in the business or are just getting started as a student or recent graduate there is something for you. I especially recommend the Saturday morning panel : “Slacktivism or Activism? Liking Our Way to a Better World” which yours truly will have the pleasure and privilege of moderating with a truly all star cast:
Sarah Kessler, Mashable (@sarahfkessler) - Sarah Kessler is a reporter at Mashable, a top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. Before joining Mashable in 2010, she was the editor-in-chief of global education magazine Abroad View. Her articles have appeared in Sierra Magazine, Inc. Magazine, CNN.com, and USAToday.com.
Alan Rosenblatt, Associate Director for Online Advocacy, Center for American Progress Action Fund (@drdigipol) - Alan is a frequent speaker and author on digital media, advocacy, and politics, including social networking, blogging, grassroots, and mobile advocacy strategies. He is the founder of the Internet Advocacy Center and the Internet Advocacy Roundtable; an adjunct professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and American Universities, as well as a blogger at the Huffington Post, TechPresident.com and DrDigiPol.com
Richard Graves, Director, Fired Up Media (@richardgraves) - Richard Graves is the Director of Fired Up Media and the Media Strategist for IB5k. He served as the Online Campaigner for 17 million person TckTckTck campaign, Associate Producer for LinkTV’s EarthFocus, and the editor of It’s Getting Hot in Here—dispatches from the youth climate movement.
Megan Yarbrough, Online Campaigns Associate, MR Strategic Services (@misshealth) - Megan Yarbrough, public health advocate, is an Online Campaigns Associate and Social Media Guru at M+R Strategic Services, where she works with nonprofits to develop effective online advocacy campaigns.
Asher Huey, New Media Partners (@asherhuey) - Asher Huey is a new media political consultant based of out Washington, DC. He has a background as an organizer and works to use online tools as organizing resources.
Also, my @bivings colleague @allagoldman will likewise be moderating a panel, check out her session on Sunday: “Blogging the District: How to Be Hyperlocal”