New Media Types ‘Converge’ in North Carolina This Weekend

Oct 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Podcasting Events

convergesouth.jpgBloggers, podcasters, and assorted online enthusiasts are gathering at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, (NC), Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 for ConvergeSouth, an annual conference focused on enhancing creativity online for everyone. Exploring “the online revolution in personal expression”, ConvergeSouth focuses on digital publishing, videocasting and podcasting.

Friday’s topic is “The Fifth Estate,” and will feature several panels on the impact that blogs and other online media have had on newsgathering and the traditional media.

Saturday’s topic is “The Making of the Fifth Estate,” and will look at podcasting, videocasting and the impact digital media can have on people’s lives. Saturday night’s schedule features small intimate dinners with creative leaders from the local community. Concerts at the Green Burro (get it? in Greensboro?), a film festival, and a barbecque hosted by the Aycock Neighborhood round out the weekend.

Thanks to various sponsorships, ConvergeSouth is free, but registration is already full. If any Podcasting News readers attend the event, we would like very much to hear about your experiences there.

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