Here’s an update regarding BlogTalk 2009, the 6th International Conference on Social Software. BlogTalk Asia will be held in Jeju, Korea from 15th-16th September.
We hope that you can submit a proposal to speak at BlogTalk: the deadline is the 31st July 2009. A one-page abstract (less than 600 words) is required. http://2009.blogtalk.net/callforproposals
BlogTalk provides a unique interdisciplinary opportunity for academics, developers and practitioners to come together and discuss social software projects, ideas, research prototypes or success stories.
What is the structure?
As with previous events, we will have a mixture of peer-reviewed presentations, keynote speakers, discussion panels and special sessions (including one on the Korean Social Web). Previous events in the series have featured prominent speakers such as David Weinberger, Mena and Ben Trott, Matt Mullenweg, Suw Charman, Danah Boyd, Salim Ismail and Nova Spivack.
Jeju’s temperate climate, natural scenery, and beaches make it a popular tourist destination for both South Koreans and many visitors from Japan, China, northern and southern Asia. The Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon waterfalls, Mountain Halla, Hyeobje Cave, Hyeongje Island are popular places for tourists. Jeju Island was a finalist in the new ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’, and contains a Natural World Heritage Site (Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes). In the conference venue (Jungmum Resort Complex) and associated hotels, there are also many bars, casinos, pools, etc.
Jeju is easily accessible from many parts of Asia, with flights to Tokyo, Beijing, Osaka and Hong Kong. You can also fly to Seoul and from there take a one hour flight to Jeju. http://2009.blogtalk.net/travelling
We will have special hotel rates in top-class hotels at the conference venue. http://2009.blogtalk.net/accommodation
Also, BlogTalk will be held just before the Lift Asia event on the 17th and 18th, so you have double the reason to attend! There is a special joint registration rate for both events.
What people have said about BlogTalk
“Discussed what blogs are useful for and why they are changing…”
“Good to see what academics and those in business have in common…”
“Detailed and informative!”
“Highly relevant. Small. Great mix of people from different backgrounds.”
“Well-organised and a great selection of speakers and topics. A useful and productive time.”
Gabriela Avram, University of Limerick
Anne Bartlett-Bragg, Headshift
Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems Inc.
Stephanie Booth, Climb to the Stars
Rob Cawte, Web 2.0 Japan
Josephine Griffith, National University of Ireland, Galway
Steve Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Conor Hayes, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Jin-Ho Hur, NeoWiz
Ajit Jaokar, FutureText Publishing
Alexandre Passant, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Robert Sanzalone, pacificIT
Jan Schmidt, Hans Bredow Institute
Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics
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John Breslin, Thomas Burg, Honggee Kim
Channy Yun, Haklae Kim