BBG to Host PopTech! Livestream

POPTECH DC!
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for its first ever PopTech event on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The BBG celebrates Parazit’s appearance Live from Poptech and will also feature Live Ignite Presentations from iStrategyLabs, Heritage Foundations, RFA, RFE, MBN, OCB and VOA!

Agenda:
8:30 a.m. Open House check in
8:30 a.m. Livestream of PopTech morning session with Desney Tan and Scott Sapanos, Natural User Interfaces
8:45 a.m. Opening with BBG Governor Susan McCue and VOA Director David Ensor
9:00 a.m. Livestream from PopTech of Micah Garen and Marie Helene Carleton – Arab Spring documentary on Sarah and Shimaa.
9:08 a.m. Livestream of VOA’s Saman Arbabi and Kambiz Hosseini “Parazit”
9:35 a.m. Live Ignite Sessions hosted by BBG Director of Innovation Rob Bole
9:40 a.m. iStrategy Labs’ Peter Corbett “Architecting for Social Mass Collaboration”
9:48 a.m. VOA’s Matthew Baise “Data Visualization in the News”
9:55 a.m. BBG’s Ken Berman “Dealing with Repressive, Authoritarian, Totalitarian States”
10:02 a.m. VOA’s Jessica Beinecke “OMG! Meiyu”
10:09 a.m. Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey “How to Influence the Influencers”
10:16 a.m. MBN’s Ahmad AbouAmmo “Broadcasting vs. Engaging: communicating the news via social media”
10:23 a.m. IBB Research Director Bill Bell “11 Things You Didn’t Know Before”
10:30 a.m. RFA’s Catherine Antoine “Citizen Reporters Save the Day”
10:36 a.m. OCB’s Guillermo Santa Cruz “Breaking Paradigms: Bringing New Media to Closed Societies”
10:42 a.m. RFE’s Golnaz Esfandiari
11:00 a.m. Program Ends

Place: BBG Headquarters
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.
(Please use C Street Entrance)

Tickets are FREE. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE VISIT http://bbgpoptech.eventbrite.com/ TO REGISTER BY NOON ON OCTOBER 20.

For questions or further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, 202-203-4400, pubaff@bbg.gov.

Getting Here:
We Encourage You to Take Metro
Two blocks from Federal Center Southwest Metro (Blue & Orange lines)
Three blocks from L’Enfant Plaza Metro (Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange lines)

Parking:
Very limited street parking; paid public garages including Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW (1 blk. away), Daily Parking Fee: $25.00, Ph: 202-479-4000

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