CreateSouth, New Media Conference in Myrtle Beach April 19th

Posted on March 14, 2008
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OK kids, registration for the CreateSouth conference is open for business! The conference is April 19th from 9 to 5 PM in downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. All attendees are invited, whether you live and breath new media or are interested but slightly frightened by it. If you are a professional journalist or a politician or a pastor or a musician and want to learn how to make new media work in your career, this is for you. If you have wanted to blog or podcast or videoblog but aren’t sure where to start, this is for you. The goal of this conference is to get the newbies and the wizards together in the same room, talking and hanging out and sharing meals. Our focus is hands on demonstration and we are assembling the program right now to reflect that. The idea of the conference is that if there is some project you want to do but haven’t tackled because the learning curve is too high, you should walk out of the conference knowing where to start and maybe with an email address or three of people that can help you if you get into trouble.

Everyone is welcome that wants to travel to Myrtle Beach in April, but our primary geographic target is the southeast. If you live in the Carolinas or Georgia or Tennessee and are interested, tell your friends, carpool and share a room, come and have a big time with us. We picked April because it is the part of the year when hotels are still considered “out of season” and thus cheaper but the weather has a strong probability of being beautiful. You can bring your whole family. Those who are interested can attend the conference and for those who aren’t, the beach is two blocks away from the site. There is more miniature golf than you can shake a tiny putter at, water parks and movie theaters and all kind of attractions within a few miles of the conference.

We really need a push from the blogosphere to get the word out. Please link to the CreateSouth website, talk it up, tell your friends, suggest programming items you’d like to experience and volunteer to present ones that you know. This is a grassroots conference organized by the Grand Strand blogging community so there is no large organization behind it, just a few individuals who want to make this happen. My unofficial description is that “the Grand Strand Bloggers are throwing themselves a party and seeing who dances.” Come dance with us, friends.

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4 Responses to “CreateSouth, New Media Conference in Myrtle Beach April 19th”

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  1. Chuck Boyd on March 15th, 2008 8:23 am

    Hey Dan,

    You were kind enough to provide the 1-2-3 steps I needed to start my blog (two years ago!) and this old fart would like to “give something back.”

    I plan to drive up. Let me know how I can help the Conference.

    Chuck

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  3. ten billion butterfly sneezes » CREATE South on March 16th, 2008 10:09 am

    [...] The conference’s purpose is succinctly stated by Dave Slusher, one of the conference organizers, in a press release announcing the shindig: “We hope to reach those individuals who have an interest in new media but are not sure how to begin. We appreciate the power of getting people of similar interests and complementary skills in the room together to teach and help each other and to network. At the end of the day, the goal is to reach the people who have work to do and a story to tell and need just a little push to get rolling.” [...]

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  5. One of the Latest Projects I am Helping With « Moncks Corner Moments on March 17th, 2008 3:23 pm

    [...] Dave Slusher writes: If you are a professional journalist or a politician or a pastor or a musician and want to learn how to make new media work in your career, this is for you. If you have wanted to blog or podcast or videoblog but aren’t sure where to start, this is for you. The goal of this conference is to get the newbies and the wizards together in the same room, talking and hanging out and sharing meals. Our focus is hands on demonstration and we are assembling the program right now to reflect that. The idea of the conference is that if there is some project you want to do but haven’t tackled because the learning curve is too high, you should walk out of the conference knowing where to start and maybe with an email address or three of people that can help you if you get into trouble. [...]

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  7. Lowcountry Blogs » April 19th CREATE Conference on March 21st, 2008 3:13 pm

    [...] Dave Slusher: All attendees are invited, whether you live and breathe new media or are interested but slightly frightened by it. If you are a professional journalist or a politician or a pastor or a musician and want to learn how to make new media work in your career, this is for you. If you have wanted to blog or podcast or videoblog but aren’t sure where to start, this is for you. The goal of this conference is to get the newbies and the wizards together in the same room, talking and hanging out and sharing meals. Our focus is hands on demonstration and we are assembling the program right now to reflect that. The idea of the conference is that if there is some project you want to do but haven’t tackled because the learning curve is too high, you should walk out of the conference knowing where to start and maybe with an email address or three of people that can help you if you get into trouble. [...]