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Social Media Conference: How to Make a Big Impact with Little Resources

November 6, 2009

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salem Campus, Montag Center Den


Blogs, wikis, websites, video media and more - the possibilities for connecting with others and collaborating online are exploding. People who are launching and running their own venture, whether for profit or not for profit, need to understand where to invest their time and resources to make the greatest difference. Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and community sites - what is the right combination to get your message out and improve your results?

If you want to learn more about how to put social media and online collaboration in place for your social venture, join us on November 6th at the Salem campus of Willamette University. Hear international and regional experts explain what works and what doesn't.  They'll share real world examples of the effective uses of social media, giving you powerful tools to decide what will work for your own organization.

First Thursday Empowerment in Action Events in Portland

What are some of the most pressing issues facing today's managers? How do they deal with them? Join us for our First Thursday events in Portland as Willamette University's top management professors lead discussions, share expertise and present research. Our Empowerment in Action series allows you to experience why the MBA and executive development programs at Willamette can take your career and your experience to new heights.

5:30 p.m. - Networking

6:00 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion

7:00 p.m. - Wrap Up


Thursday, October 1 - "Sustainable Inspiration: Lessons from Antarctica"

Darcy Winslow, founder of DSW Collective, and program manager of the Sustainable Enterprise Certificate at Willamette University, will discuss the impact of climate change on our environment through her unique experiences and insights. The discussion will include photos and stories from her recent trip to Antarctica.

Thursday, November 5 - Special Event with Victor d'Allant of the Skoll Foundation: "Web 2.0 & Social Change: The Power of Story Telling"

About Victor:

Victor d'Allant is the executive director of Social Edge, where he works with social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and other practitioners of the social sector. Victor is a global media executive and cultural anthropologist who has worked for large corporations, international organizations and entrepreneurial startups in many parts of the world.

Before his involvement in digital media, Victor built and ran his own international media consultancy, helping communications companies and technology-based ventures expand their global operations. His clients included Newsweek, Bloomberg, Nokia Innovent, Wired, Outside magazine and Deloitte & Touche.