I love how blogging connects you with people who have like-minded interests all over the world, but nothing beats meeting people in person.
For the past two days I've gotten to spend time at the NetSquared Conference with my Social Change, Nonprofits and NGOs Co-Editor , and fellow NetSquared blogger, Beth Kanter of Beth's Blog.
Seems like there is a group of readers who read both of our BlogHer Blogs, and our personal blogs, so I thought I'd let you know when we'll be at the same place at the same time over the next couple months so we can meet you (:
For over a year now, I have been traveling and going to professional conferences as a person with a disability, a wheelchair and crutches user. Abilities and disabilities vary wildly. My own issues are most often bathrooms, distances, exhaustion, and stairs. I am less aware of issues and solutions for people with visual impairments and for the deaf or hearing impaired community; I apologize for not addressing those issues here.
If you have mobility issues and wonder about the accessible geography of the conference, I have a ton of information!
I'm building a list of inspiring young people (30 and under) to invite to conferences and events (as speakers, panellists, etc). This would be a good resource for anyone planning a conference of any sort that needs a youth voice or two.
The list is here
I would like your suggestions on other young people to add to my list. Do check out who I have up there and give me your nominations. You can nominate yourself too :)
Gen Plus Town Hall Forum
It's official. Our forum in LA in January has a home. Here are the details:
A very different town hall/forum event than you'd expect and probably than you've ever experienced -- very informal in tone (open, friendly, accessible), but with a formal agenda.
Focused on issues that Boomers and 50 Plus are facing in job search, career issues and reinvention at this next stage. Experts will be there to provide a much needed resource. You will be expected to participate in the spirit of community.
I just got off of I-95, returning from the Converge South conference on the campus of North Carolina A & T University, an historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina - a city that will be a stop on the BlogHer 2008 Reach Out Tour.
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