Social Media for Global Good

social media for social good with the British Council - Barbara RozgonyiLast night, 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. If you attended the event, please feel free to comment and add a link to your site or event coverage. We’d love to hear your take!

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. The event was live streamed and recorded. If you missed it, you can watch it on the Social Media Club Chicago ustream channel.

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.

Andrew Kneale, event co-host, is the Transatlantic Project Coordinator at the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations.

Zadi Diaz
New Media Producer, Smashface Productions | Host of Epic Fu, web culture series
TN2020 Member, USA

Michelle Gallen
@michellegallen – also tweeting a daily helping of the Irish language through @talkirish
Social entrepreneur
TN2020 Member, Ireland
Title: “Using geolocation for social good”

Noel Hidalgo
@noneck / @NYSenateCIO
Director of Technology Innovation, New York State Senate
TN2020 Member, USA
Title: “In Code We Trust – How social media is transforming one of the most corrupt state legislatures.”

Chris Johnston
Account Director, MCE Public Relations
TN2020 Member, Northern Ireland – UK
Title: “Doing well, by doing good through integrated communication”

Raul Ramirez Riba
Independent Film Director and Chief Editor of Mexican emagazine
TN2020 Member, Mexico
Title: “Internet Necesario (or how to stop the mexican congress by using twitter in twelve easy steps)

Stephanie Schierholz
@schierholz (and tweet for @NASA and @NASATweetup)
Social Media Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
TN2020 Member, USA

Mark Carter
Chicago Twestival

Jenn Sutherland
American Cancer Society

Sami Ari
FlashMob with MJ Tam @mjtam
“Maybe you do one thing alone, but then inspire others to do so much more.”
Sami showed this video.

Social Media for Global Good Event Partners

Note: this content is directly from the program partners.

The British Council [ @BritishCouncil ] is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. Operating in over 100 countries around the world, we build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.

About TN2020
The British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020 [ @TN2020 ] is a network for action which brings together incredibly talented, young influencers (roughly 25-35 years of age) from business, civil society, the arts, science and media to revitalise transatlantic and global links for the future. Importantly, TN2020 reflects the changing demographics and dynamics of Europe and North America. Our members, who come from more than twenty countries, focus on three areas of international importance – sustainable living; building resilience in communities; and creativity & innovation.

The TN2020 summit is the annual flagship event of TN2020. This year’s Chicago summit – running from June 20 -25 2010 – explores the theme “the use of technology for positive change” through Chicago’s inventive approaches to issues falling under the three TN2020 focus areas. You can join the TN2020 community and follow the summit at, TN2020 on Facebook at and via #TN2020 on Twitter.

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. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Chicago’s SMC chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Barbara Rozgonyi [@wiredprworks], founder and Jeff Willinger [@jwillie], president, lead the Chicago SMC chapter. Amy Korin [@interactiveamy] coordinates volunteers; Tim McDonald [@tamcdonald] manages communications; and Jeannie Walters [@jeanniecw]. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists and technology types. For more information, visit, email, follow @smcchicago on or call 630.207.7530.


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