I’m headin’ down to D.C. in a couple of days, and yes, I’m psyched the forecast is calling for 70 degrees and sunny, but I’m even more excited to get my nerd on at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. The NTEN Conference gets all our nation’s do-gooders together each spring to talk tech, and the Ad Council is pumped to be joining the conversation.
I’m a total conference newbie, and while it’s tempting to clone myself so that I can attend EVERYTHING, including the full array of community service opportunities, it’s not that type of tech conference. My agenda is sure to change along the way, but the following are some of the events and discussions I’m looking forward to attending.
(note: For those attending this year’s conference, you’ll want to explore the Agenda available through myNTC to learn more about all scheduled sessions and events. If you can’t be there in person, check out the Online NTC to participate and connect remotely.)
Thursday, March 17
9:00am Google Tools Training – I’m pretty sure you can do pretty much anything with Google and its vast array of tools. Let’s find out.
1:00pm Nonprofit Blogging – My, what a nice blog your non-profit has. And discuss.
6:00pm StartSomeGood.com Launch Party – A new model for crowdfunding that sounds like a ‘good’ idea.
Friday, March 18
7:00am Serenity Now!: Mindfulness in the Midst of Wired Madness – I’ll do my best not to catch up on email or check Facebook during this one.
10:30am What Does the Data Say? Converting Analytics to Action – Soooooooo much data, so little time to analyze and act on it. Tips please.
1:30pm A Storyteller’s Toolkit: 5,000 Years in the Making – Remind me to tell you about the time I…
3:30pm Engaging Your Audience Through Rich Online Experiences …
…or Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits – Really, really torn on this one. These are getting to the nuts and bolts of my particular role here at the Ad Council – creating great online extensions of our campaign messaging.
8:00pm Super Fun Times Party of Awesomeness – I didn’t even stop to check out who is hosting or sponsoring this one, they had me at “Super Fun Times Party of Awesomeness”
Saturday, March 19
7:00am Don’t Flash Your Audience: How to Build Dynamic Yet Accessible Sites – Preaching to the choir on this one, folks. Let’s hear it!
10:30am Facebook Features Update Live at NTC – Ahhhhh… perfect. A session during which checking up on FB periodically will be encouraged.
1:30pm SEO 201: Secret Offsite Strategies that Will Blow Your SEO Mind – If having your mind blown isn’t going out a high note, then I don’t know what is.
See you there!