Author: Sonya Donaldson
There’s still time to join us today at the Media, Democracy and Diversity Conference. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with onsite registration in Newcomb Hall; panel discussions and presentations begin at 10 a.m.
The lineup of outstanding scholars and speakers includes journalists, technologists, cultural critics, scientists and engineers. Guests include:
- Greg Tate, Author, journalist, and cultural critic
- Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University and MSNBC Contributor
- Joel Dreyfuss, Managing editor, TheRoot.com
- David Bullock, co-author of Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Business
- Marlon Ross, Professor of English, University of Virginia; author of Manning the Race: Reforming Black Men in the Jim Crow Era
- Greg Fairchild, Associate Professor of Business Administration at University of Virginia’s Darden School
- Wadner Pierre, journalist and blogger
- Claudrena Harold, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia
- And many, many more
In addition, 17 students from UVa’s writing program, ENWR 1510 “Tech and Sensibility” will be micro-blogging the 10 a.m. panels via Twitter. Follow us at #uvadivconf.com for up-to-date information–and look for their Twitpics along the way.
At 2:15, author and consultant David Bullock will lead a master class in Clemons Library, room 407. The class, New Media and Your Future, will be filmed and streamed live via Ustream. Head to the event site: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tech-sensibility to view the class. Online guests will be able to pose questions live. If you miss the class, be sure to catch the video later—and let us know what you think.
See you at the conference!
About the Author: Sonya Donaldson is currently a doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of Virginia, where she teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century literature and a popular first-year writing course, “Technology and Identities/Tech & Sensibility.” She is also the Technology Editor at Black Enterprise magazine and a public speaker on a variety of tech issues: social media for entrepreneurs and small businesses, digital divide and access, women in technology, African American tech innovation, and technology and education.
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