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On Curation: Celebrating Web of Change 2012

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 13 2012

Hollyhock garden and main house. Photo by Ted Fickes, 2012.

I've been to a lot of conferences over the years: PopTech, PCForum, eTech, Web 2.0, Government 2.0, South by Southwest, Transparency Camp, Netroots Nation, RightRoots, Politics Online, MESH, the International Journalism Festival, Guardian Activate, and re:Publica all come to mind. Many of these more than once. And of course, since 2004 I've curated twelve Personal Democracy Forum conferences, nine in NY and three overseas, with the help of my partner-in-crime Andrew Rasiej and our hardworking and devoted staff. But I've never experienced anything as soul-, heart- AND brain-satisfying as Web of Change (WoC). Here's why. Read More

#PDF12: Notes on Curation

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, June 9 2012

Last year I wrote a long post describing the curation of PDF11, and with PDF12--our ninth annual event in New York--starting Monday, it's time for an update. A few things about the curation of PDF12 are different this year, though to a large degree we're sticking with the model we've been using. Read More

Wanted: PdF 2012 Conference Curator

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 30 2011

The word "curator" comes from the Latin root "cura," which means "to care" or "to care for." Its classical usage is to describe someone who puts together a collection for a museum or exhibit, but more recently, it has ... Read More

On Innovation, Social Change and Tech: TechSoup is Stirring the Pot

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 12 2011

Back in February, about 200 people gathered at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus for an unusual gathering of non-profit leaders, funders, corporate donors, social media experts, capacity-building organizations and other ... Read More