Global Social Media for Local Social Good

social media for social good with the British Council - Barbara RozgonyiHow does social media change the world – in good ways?

Looking back to 2010, one of the most inspiring events I’ve ever been a part of was a collection of social media for social good experiences from around the world.

I’d love to work on producing another event like this!

Thanks again  to The British Council, the U.K.’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, for bringing its TN 2020 conference to Chicago. Global presenters shared incredibly powerful ideas with Social Media Club Chicago’s community.

This post is updated from the original post . . . and here’s the Global Social Media for Local Social Good event album.

Global Social Media for Local Social Good

On June 24, 2010, Social Media Club Chicago met up with attendees in town for TN2020, an international summit hosted by the British Council. Pictured here: Oli Barrett our emcee, Barbara Rozgonyi and Andrew Kneale of The British Council.

Attendees heard perspectives from a variety of viewpoints, including NASA, Ireland, Epic Fu, New York State Senate, American Cancer Society, Twestival,, and Chicago. Check out these images from TN2020 meets up with Social Media Club Chicago to talk about Social Media for Global Good. 

Held in the Wolf Point Ballroom at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, over 200 attendees gathered to network, socialize and listen. Thanks to Sarah Evans of Sevans Strategy who brought the program idea to Social Media Club Chicago.

Social Media for Social Good Speakers

Emcee, Oli Barrett, the most networked man in Britain, who brought the concept of ‘Speednetworking’ to the UK, and has hosted literally hundreds of events in over a dozen countries and for numerous organizations. Speakers included representatives from the USA, Northern Ireland, UK, Mexico, NASA, the New York State Senate, and the American Cancer Society.

Social Media Club Chicago

Social Media Club [SMC] is a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Chicago’s SMC chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Team members at the time: Barbara Rozgonyi [@wiredprworks], founder, Jeff Willinger [@jwillie], president. Amy Korin [@interactiveamy]Tim McDonald [@tamcdonald], and Jeannie Walters [@jeanniecw]. Event attendees included entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists and technology types.


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