Posted by Allison Fine on April 9, 2010
I’m at the National Technology Conference in Atlanta sponsored by NTEN and boy is it big! I haven’t been able to absorb the breadth of sessions because there are so many, but just wanted to share a few reflections from the folks I’ve been talking to here.
First, the size and breadth of attendees is amazing. I know it’s been changing over the past few years, but it is astonishing to see so many non techies at what used to be strictly a techie conference. This is a credit to the NTEN staff, particularly Holly Ross’ effort to open up the field to program and communications folks. Of course, there are plenty of geeks here, it’s hard to walk down a hallway and not hear words like SEO and Google Analytics, however, the attendance by nonprofit execs here impresses me as evidence of the value that they are placing on social media and its importance to meeting their mission.
Second, I am impressed with how much everyone is learning about how to implement social media efforts. It is impossible to listen to, say, Wendy Harman or Danielle Brigida and not be blown away by how much they know, how much they’re learning and how much they’re willing to share. The generosity of all of the doers here is heart warming and astonishing. We are in the throes of an amazing learning curve, all together, and it is astonishing and and revelatory, and a bit overwhelming, too.
And, finally, today will be the very first time that Beth and I are presenting on our new book, The Networked Nonprofit! We’ve got a fun presentation planned and it’s really exciting to be unveiling key concepts from the book at last!
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