Northern Voice 2012

Personal Blogging and Social Media Conference
June 15th and 16th, 2012 in Vancouver, BC

Using the Internet to Save the Internet: From Slacktivism to Interactivism

Recent threats to the Internet have changed the face of online activism in Canada and, as a result, changed the conversation about what the Internet means for society. OpenMedia.ca Managing Director Reilly Yeo will show how non-activists with an interest in the web and social media have successfully come together with activists to change current and proposed government policies and priorities, and democratize the digital policy-making process. Reilly will explain why anyone who cares about the Internet needs to pay attention – and how they can get involved at varying degrees of commitment.

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Recent threats to the Internet have changed the face of online activism in Canada and, as a result, changed the conversation about what the Internet means for society. OpenMedia.ca Managing Director Reilly Yeo will show how non-activists with an interest in the web and social media have successfully come together with activists to change current and proposed government policies and priorities, and democratize the digital policy-making process. Reilly will explain why anyone who cares about the Internet needs to pay attention – and how they can get involved at varying degrees of commitment.

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Northern Voice 2012 is a wrap! Thanks for coming out, everyone, it was a great two days.