CREATESouth fun

Had a great time at CREATESouth today. There were some excellent keynote talks given by Tiffany Trent on creativity and writing, and Tee Morris on the "social" in social media.

Tiffany Trent

Tee Morris

The keynotes were followed by a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by Andre Pope

Andre Pope chopping up BBQ pork

BBQ lunch

Following lunch were the breakout sessions, organised into 4 different tracks: Community, Writing, Media and Art. I started off with the Writing track and Marsha Guerard's talk on editing, which I quite enjoyed.

Marsha Guerard

Then popped over to the Community track to catch Chuck's talk about organizing groups using Meetup.com and Jared's meme talk.

Caught part of Kreg Steppe's presentation on digital photography where he talked about what's ok and not ok to photograph, and Creative Commons licensing. A very informative session. Wish I had made it in earlier to catch the first part of his talk.

The final session of the day was the discussion panel in the Community track about geographic communities. There was a pretty good discussion about how the media was starting to use Twitter and some of the benefits and challenges in getting meetups going so that people participating in social media can get together and meet in person.

Community track discussion panel

Overall I had a great time at CREATESouth, meeting and putting faces/voices to more people, and came back a little more refreshed and energized than when I went.

The rest of my CREATESouth photos can be found in my photo gallery and on Picasaweb.