SCL & Thinking Digital (including Live Blogging info) #TDC

by Justin Souter on May 11, 2009

Thinking Digital Conference 09

I thought I should post before the conference about what I’ve been up to in connection with Thinking Digital (TDC), and how you can follow proceedings through the SCL website.

Consultancy role

  • I have been advising TDC on Social Media strategy
    • Working with the conference producer, and PR chief to explain the possibilities of Web 2.0 and its role in the conference
    • Bring experience of using Web 2.0 in a full-scale conference environment (i.e. SXSW) to bear on TDC planning, including panellists
    • Mentoring Herb Kim and Lewis Harrison
    • Validation of existing setup, e.g. YouTube, and Flickr and creating awareness of other possibilities.
  • Misc, e.g. advice on the use of
    • A Twitter hashtag
    • Use of a tool like Roomatic to monitor Twitter posts with #TDC hashtag
    • Discussion of potential feedback, networking & crowdsourcing tools


Lewis Harrison of Codeworks, organisers of Thinking Digital, said:

"Justin has been tremendous in helping us to get to grips with the range of social media tools out there – and how to use them in the right way. He’s knowledgeable, friendly and conscientious, regularly considering and making us aware of issues the conference might face well ahead of time.

"He’s also proven more than adept beyond the virtual world – building relationships with several people at SXSW who definitely fell into the ‘hard to reach’ category!"

South by South West

  • I was lucky enough to attend South by South West (SXSW) as TDC Ambassador
    • Travelled to Texas and brought back contacts for future Thinking Digital and GameHorizon conferences
  • You might well have seen my earlier posts about this, so I don’t need to say much more! ;-)

Live Blogging

You can follow proceedings by visiting the blog posts I will create for the sessions I attend

  • These should go live at the beginning of each session.
btw I may be lurking around with my video camera, so watch out… ;-D
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