The power of social media is growing every day when it comes to communicating across borders and raising awareness for issues in our own communities. To celebrate these networks there will be a special event in Vancouver April 5th called #NetCulture: Stories of Culture and Diversity in Social Media.
Stories connect us to each other, our cultures, and the world. Come and hear from inspiring local speakers reflecting our culturally diverse communities who will show how social media has helped them strengthen their identities, roots and friendships.
Presented by Ajay Masala Puri (the man behind one of the city’s best community events newsletters and the #EastVanTweetup) along with the NetTuesday Meetup group, #NetCulture will host the following speakers: Veronica Heringer (DDB Canada), Ray Hsu & Zi-Ann Lum (Way Too Azn), Jordana Mah (Schema Magazineâ€¨), Rafael Aquino & Jay Catalan (Tulayanâ€¨), Norma Ibarra & Paola V Murillo (Latincouverâ€¨), and Ashok Puri (retiree and world traveller).
The keynote is Kety Esquivel, a well-known advocate for the Latino community and VP of Digital Strategy at Ogilvy Public Relations who will be joining in via Skype.
The best part of NetTuesday Meetup events (as I used to attend them back in 2008) is that they are community-driven, they often have a non-profit focus, and they’re absolutely free.
#NetCulture will take place Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the â€¨Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch downtown. Register for free online and join the after-party at the Kingston to continue discussions.