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Second Life Kaffeeklatsch Series Gets Off To A Brisk Start

Posted by SIM on February 20, 2007

By Mitch Wagner
February 20, 2007

This morning’s kickoff kaffeeklatsch in Second Life was a success, with a small but high-quality group gathered to discuss doing business in-world, and drink virtual coffee (as well as a bit of absinthe). Join us Friday morning at 7 am Pacific time when the suggested topic will be managing growth. People are signing up by the thousands — can Second Life keep up?

We’ll hold the discussion for one hour instead of the two hours we had today, just because two hours, twice a week is a lot of kaffeeklatsching. So come on down to Notre Dame de Caffeine or my colleague, John Jainschigg of Dr. Dobb’s Journal, who’s known as John Zhaoying in SL.

And to keep up with what InformationWeek is doing in Second Life, join our SL group. Second Lifers can find it by using the in-world search.



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NewComm Forum

Posted by SIM on January 13, 2007

New Communications Forum 2007 to be Held March 7-9, 2007 at Venetian in Las Vegas

The 3rd Annual New Communications Forum ( will take place March 7-9, 2007 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2007 — The 3rd Annual New Communications Forum ( will take place March 7-9, 2007 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Now in its third year, NewComm Forum is the premier conference that brings together leaders from around the globe to explore and discuss the revolutionary impact of participatory communications and social media on advertising, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, business and media. Conference highlights will include:

· Opening keynote presentation by David Weinberger, co-author Cluetrain Manifesto
· 28 conference sessions in four tracks: internal communications, public relations, advertising and marketing, journalism and new media
· 4 hands-on pre-conference Boot camps: Blogging 101, Wikis 101, Podcasting, 101 and Videocasting 101 taught by the leading experts
· 1 in-depth post conference workshop: How to Map Your Social Media Strategy
· Expo hall featuring the latest solutions from the top vendors

The comprehensive conference program will feature real-world case studies from leading companies and in-depth expert education from dozens of leading experts and the research fellows of the Society for New Communications Research, including:

Tom Abate
John Bell
Elisa Camahort
John Cass
Jamie Chabra
Jeff De Cagna
Todd Defren
Andrea Eckerle
Kimberly Fabrizio
Tom Foremski
Paul Gillin
Eileen Gittins
Josh Hallett
Chris Heuer
Neville Hobson
Shel Israel
Dan Karleen
Rob Key
Steve King
Kathy Klotz-Guest
David Kligman
JD Lasica
Benjamin Levy
Dr. Bernard Luskin
Mike Manuel
Albert Maruggi
Jen McClure
Jim Nail
Brian Oberkirch
Katie Delahaye Paine
David Parmet
Shoba Purushothaman
Giovanni Rodriguez
Joel Richman
Gordon Rudow
Zane Safrit
Eric Schwartzman
Ted Shelton
Brian Solis
Lisa Stone
David Strom
Laura Sturaitis
Carol Thomas
Jeffrey Treem
Stephen Turcotte
Kami Watson Huyse
David Weinberger
Jeremy Wright
Linda Zimmer

“This year’s Forum will be the biggest and best ever,” said Jen McClure, executive director, Society for New Communications Research. “We’ll be addressing topics such as how to really listen to and create lasting relationships with your customers, how to use Web 2.0 tools in your communications strategy, best practices for corporate blogging, bridging new media with traditional media, the social media press release, managing brand reputation and crisis communications in the blogosphere, citizen-generated video, Second Life, measuring social media programs and more. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn and discuss in a relaxed and fun setting.”

The event is presented by the Society for New Communications Research (, a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging modes of communication and Lawrence Ragan Communications (, the leading publisher of corporate communications, public relations, and leadership development newsletters.

About New Communications Forum

New Communications Forum is an intensive conference, launched in 2005 to bring journalists and media, advertising, marketing, PR and corporate communications professionals together to learn how to use new communications technologies and social media tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasting and videocasting to enhance media communications, corporate branding, marketing communications, advertising, public relations and employee communications initiatives. For more information, visit http:/// or call (650) 331-0083.


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Jen McClure
Executive Director
Society for New Communications Research
(650) 331-0083


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