Online Participation of the Conference on Social Media and Technology for Democracy Promotion

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Tomorrow you can watch our talk at the: Conference LIVESTREAM to be posted on www.electionsandsocialmediaph.net from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 4:20 pm to 5:00 pm local time (UTC +8:00)

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For the afternoon breakout sessions from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm local time (UTC +8:00), login to Google+ to join us on Hangout. Search for any of the following names to join our public hangouts:

Isa Demokrasya
Dalawa Demokrasya
Tatlo Demokrasya

International and Filipino experts will gather for a two-day conference to discuss ways to utilize social media and technology for election, advocacies and campaigns. Supported by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the event will gather participants from various sectors to exchange ideas and expand opportunities for the advancement of democracy in the Philippines using the latest information technology tools on February 21 to 22 at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila.


Chris Talbot at a reception.

Speakers including U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr., “Obama for 2012” Chief Technology Officer Harper Reed, Talbot Digital President Chris Talbot, Commission on Elections Chair Sixto Brillantes, Jr., Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez, Rappler.com Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa, and GMA News Online Editor-in-Chief Howie Severino, will participate in discussions during the event. Political parties participating in the upcoming national and local elections are also expected to attend.

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas will moderate the conference. Other social media experts that will facilitate group discussions include Noemi Dado, Tonyo Cruz, Red Tani, Jay Jaboneta, Michael Josh Villanueva, Jim Ayson, Juned Sonido, Cocoy Dayao, Irene Aserios, Ros Juan and Pierre Tito Galla.

For more information on eDemokrasya, please visit http://www.electionsandsocialmediaph.net/

Here  is the program:

07:30 AM        ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION

 

09:00 AM        WELCOME ADDRESS AND INTRODUCTION OF THE US AMBASSADOR

Mission Director Gloria Steele

United States Agency for International Development

 

09:05 AM        REMARKS

Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.

Embassy of the United States

 

09:20 AM        REMARKS

Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr.

Commission on Elections, Republic of the Philippines

09:35 AM        KEYNOTE: The Use of Social Media for Elections and Issue Advocacy

Chris Talbot

Founder and President

Talbot Digital

 

10:20 AM        OPEN FORUM

10:50 AM        COFFEE BREAK

 

11:10 AM        PRESENTATION: Social Media for Social Change

Maria Ressa

Chief Executive Officer

Rappler

 

11:40 AM        OPEN FORUM

 

12:00 PM        LUNCH

 

1:00 PM          PLENARY PRESENTATIONS & INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOPS

 

2:30 PM          BREAKOUT SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SPEAKERS

 

3:30 PM          COFFEE BREAK (BETWEEN 2nd and 3rd WORKSHOP ROTATION)

 

3:50 PM          CONTINUATION OF BREAK SESSIONS

 

Breakout Session One: Social Media for Advocacy and Elections

               

Blogging and Citizen Media during Elections

Making Political Issues Accessible

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

 

Social Media for Advocacy and Activism

Red Tani: The Filipino Freethinkers Experience  

 

Breakout Session Two: Collaboration Among Citizens, Journalists and Social Media

 

Citizen Journalism: Podcasts, video and other social media tools

Michael Josh Villanueva

             

Good Journalism, Collaboration and Social Media

Howie Severino

 

Breakout Session Three: The Role of Digital in Elections and Politics

               

The Role of Digital in Politics

Tonyo Cruz

 

Mobile Applications for Voter Education

Jim Ayson

 

4:20 PM           PLENARY REPORTS

 

4:50 PM           WRAP-UP

 

5:00 PM           END OF DAY ONE

 


 

Day Two

 

Moderator:  Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)

 

7:30 AM          ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION

 

9:00 AM          WELCOME REMARKS

Mr. Gerry Porta

Senior Program Management Specialist

United States Agency for International Development

 

09:20 AM        KEYNOTE: Wired Campaigns:  How Obama Won the US Elections

Harper Reed

Chief Technology Officer

Obama for America

 

10:05 AM        OPEN FORUM

10:35 AM        COFFEE BREAK

 

10:55 AM        RECAP OF DAY ONE DISCUSSION

Moderator

 

11:10 AM        PRESENTATION: Election Administration Through Social Media and the Internet                 

James Jimenez

Director

Education and Information Department

 

11:40 AM      OPEN FORUM

 

12:00 PM      LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM        PLENARY PRESENTATIONS & INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOPS

 

2:30 PM        BREAKOUT SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SPEAKERS

 

3:30 PM        COFFEE BREAK (BETWEEN 2nd and 3rd WORKSHOP ROTATION)

 

3:50 PM        CONTINUATION OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Breakout Session Four:  Managing Online Reputation and Online Teams

 

Effective Management of Online Teams for Political Campaigns or Election Watchdogs

Pierre Tito Galla

 

Online Engagement

Juned Sunido

 

 Breakout Session Five: The Internet and Social Media for Networking and Communications

 

Facebook

Jay Jaboneta (via video and chat)

Twitter power

Cocoy Dayao

 

Breakout Session Six: Creating platforms for online collaboration

                          

Applications of Crowdsourcing for Collaborative Problem Solving

Ros Juan

Organizing Blogging Communities: The Mindanao Experience

Maria Irene Aserios

 

4:20 PM         PLENARY REPORTS

 

4:50 PM         CLOSING ADDRESS

Beverly Hagerdon Thakur

Chief of Party, Philippines

International Foundation for Election Systems

 

5:00 PM         END OF CONFERENCE

 

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