Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Attending a Conference

We’re entering conference season again, and although I won’t be participating much this year as I’m nearing the no-fly zone in my pregnancy, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the droves of folks who will be attending conferences in the next few months. Whether you’re a newbie looking to maximize your first conference experience, […]

Social Media for Social Good at Ideation

Note: Today I’ll be leading an all-day intensive on social media for social good out here in Chicago at the Ideation conference. Here’s the awesome outline of what we’ll be talking about. Not here with us? Don’t worry, we’re recording it… The Agenda   Introduction 9:10am – 9:25am Claire Diaz-Ortiz Session Time: 15 min. Using […]

What Happened at the Skoll World Forum (A Recap)

I go to (and speak at) a lot of events. Although I mostly forget to recap them, I did want to share a recap of the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University this year. It’s a wonderful event for social entrepreneurs (for-profits, non-profits, anyone with a passion for world change), and one of my favorites. […]

Why Every Conference Should be An Unconference {Podcast #4}

In honor of the upcoming Twitter for Good Unconference, I have a new podcast up (it’s more of an audio manifesto, really), where I explain why (almost) every conference should be an “unconference”. I’ll tell you what an unconference is, then talk about how unconferences can solve the major problem in our current conference system […]

Social Media for Non-Profits: An (Impressive) Conference

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure to speak at a conference I was thoroughly impressed by. Let me be clear. This is not always the case. Sometimes, conferences dissappoint me. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Bad organizers, bad audiences, incorrect expectations on my part. Suffice it to say, there are a […]

The United Nations Won’t Let Me Into My Panel

Today, I was excited to be on a United Nations panel at the International Peace Institute with such luminaries (and registered audience members/participants) as are often not seen around my parts. Because I have a photocopied list of all the speakers and participants, and because it is sitting right next to me, I will produce […]