Emergency Social Data Summit
Social media has changed how people communicate, including their calls for help. Now, people Tweet, update Facebook statuses, and text about natural disasters. Emergency and disaster response organizations are working to develop a process to address this and harness the communication power of new media.
The American Red Cross is hosting the Emergency Social Data Summit to bring together government agencies, emergency management professionals, disaster response organizations, tech companies and concerned citizens to address how to reply to these digital cries for help more effectively.
You can read the full agenda here.
Thursday, August 12 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ET
American Red Cross
Hall of Service
1730 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Because of limited seating, in person attendance at the event is invite only. However, in the spirit of the issue the event will be open and broadcast on the internet. You can keep track of the conference using several social media properties:
- The Emergency Social Data blog,
- The event will be ustreamed live via the NextGenWeb site /li>
- Register on Eventbrite for ustream details.
- The archived U-Stream will be available online, too, and on the Emergency Social Data blog.
- Participate in the Twitter discussion at the hashtag #crisisdata.
- In person attendees will update their observations and impressions via the Whrrl Emergency Social Data Society .
- Add or comment on the Summit’s aggregated information via the Emergency Social Data Wiki
Register now to attend the online UStream conference.