Robin Hamman took some time to interview some of the other speakers at the conference, including:
• Darko Buldioski from the New Media Centre in Skopje and one of the organisers of the conference. He blogs at http://komunikacii.net/
• Dragan Varagic, one of the leading bloggers in Serbia – he’s a consultant and university professor
• Zoran Ricliev, Online Editor of Utrinski Vesnik, a leading newspaper in Macedonia
• Vedran Obucina, a Political Scientist at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and an expert on Political Blogs
The conference is over, as you can see we were not able to update this blog very often during the sessions. But it is always good when others do. Some numbers that explain the conference and links to some of resources.
30+ participants were present at each of the seasons, with the average ranging between 35 and 40
8 of the presentations (without the videos) are already online (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
The numbers don’t say much, on events like this the networking is the most important part. And for sure there was a lot of networking. Thanks to all participants and guests and to all who made this event interesting and successfull.
The Glocal 2.0 does not finish here. We will put online audio and video clips from the conference and a publication with all the papers is planned as well. So stay tuned :).
Just less than one month before the Conference, we are happy to share the final list of participants in the detailed programme for the forthcoming Glocal 2.0 Conference – Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution.
There was a larger interest of what we have expected, and therefore we have extended the initially planned two into three day conference. In total, there are five sessions at the Conference, and two parallel workshops at the end.
We hope that you will find interest and attend in all sessions.
- Senior Broadcast Journalist/Producer at the BBC where, amongst other things, he looks after the BBC Blogs. Robin is also a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. He blogs about the collision of journalism, online community, blogging, citizen journalism and, sometimes, law. He will talk about Blogging and Social Media as tools of Production and as Content at the BBC
- Expert in the fields of Internet marketing, e-business, online PR and online sales. Present position: Teacher on the E-Business Course at the College, Belgrade, Program manager of the e-business postgraduate studies at IIM/EURO, Novi Sad, Free Lance Consultant and owner of Internet consulting firm P2 Internet. He will talk about Blog and Influence Metrics. The subject will be covered by the latest trends related to customer engagement and other parameters related to online influence measurement.
Nenad Romic (AKA Marcell Mars)
Marcell is a member of mi2 media team, responsible for the overall media lab production. Marcell organizes public events for advocating open source issues. He initiated the egoboo.bits free content publishing project and curated mi2’s annual exhibition, organized several events for advocating open source issues through the LastTuesday program in club mama. He will talk about the parasitic behavior of capitalism towards counterculture and about the way google, yahoo, amazon and ebay assimilated the idea that information is not a necessity in private ownership.
Glocalization (or glocalisation) is a portmanteau of globalization and localization. By definition, the term “glocal” refers to the individual, group, division, unit, organisation, and community which is willing and is able to “think globally and act locally.” The term has been used to show the human capacity to bridge scales (from local to global) and to help overcome meso-scale, bounded, "little-box" thinking.