Third Tuesday – This month with Shel Israel! (Sept 17)

September 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm 2 comments

Vancouver is a hub of social and techie events!

This month’s Third Tuesday is a really exciting one.  In fact, it’s so exciting, it’ll take place on a Thursday.  Yeah.

On Thursday, September 17th, Shel Israel will be in Vancouver, as part of the Canadian launch of his new book Twitterville.

“Three years ago, Shel co-authored Naked Conversations with Robert Scoble. Naked Conversations was a must-read book in 2006. It captured the zeitgeist of the blogosphere.

Now Shel Israel is back with Twitterville, his look at Twitter and how it is being used by people and organizations to connect, play, share, create community, organize… You name it and we’re finding a way to do it on Twitter. // This event shouldn’t be missed! Shel will spark your imagination, and give you ideas about how you can use Twitter and other social media in your business and life.”

For more information (including how to get his book for only $10) and to purchase tickets click here.

& Thank you to our sponsors CNW Group,Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Molson Canada,Rogers Communications and Radian6.

Of course, ours is just one of several great events taking place here in September and October.  There’s also:

Twestival (Vancouver)
Saturday, Sept 12

“Twestival is an international movement where people meet offline for one night, have fun and do some good for an important cause in the process. Twestival Local gives cities an opportunity to select a local cause to support.

Launch Party (LPV8)
Wednesday, Sept 16

“Launch Party Vancouver is a lively mixer for the city’s brightest entrepreneurs, tech junkies, and bloggers, who are doing it, have done it or want to make their ideas happen here. The goal of the event is to connect BC’s growing community of Internet and new media leaders with investors and other trailblazers across Canada and abroad.”

New Forms Festival (The convergence of media art, electronic music and digital culture)
Friday, Sept 18 – Saturday, Sept 19

“New Forms Media Society is a non-profit society and media arts organization founded in 2000 that nurtures and connects local and international arts, science and grassroots communities through the annual New Forms Festival. // The NFF is part of a larger, international, multi-media festival movement, which explores the ever changing and evolving world of art and creates a platform for artistic growth. The society wishes to make new media art, music, film, technology base-based installation and performance accessible to a wider audience.”

Wednesday, Sept 23

“Join the League of KickAss Business People for Trend City Vancouver: An Exchange of Ideas and What’s Next, a stylish, thought-provoking evening with Vancouver’s leading business trendspotters, tastemakers and opinion leaders. //We’ll ignite conversation and networking with a panel discussion on what’s hot and what’s next in design, branding, style and media. Plus, we’ll supply appetizers and beverages. “

Bongo: CD Release PARTY and Open Mic Battle
Thursday, Sept 24th

“In the fall of 2008, we [Urban Project/Giant Ant Media] traveled to Dar es Salaam to help a group of street youth record a hip hop album with the help of Urban Project, a grassroots charity that support youth lead art projects in urban centers, and the GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR DONORS (you!), these guys were able to record a six track album that they called Maisha Magumu (Hard Life). // This event is to celebrate their music and talent and to THANK YOU for donating to this project.”

National Digital Media Day
Friday, Sept 25th

So far, Appy Hour is planned:

“Appy Hour is a brand new event series that combines mobile applications and a whole lotta networking. Join us on National Digital Media Day for presentations by innovative application developers alongside noshing and mingling at one of Vancouver’s newest lounges.”

BarCamp Vancouver 2009
Saturday, Oct 3 (Kick-off party on Friday)

BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.  // All attendees are encouraged to give a demo, a session, a presentation, or help with one. All attendees are expected to be participants. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall.”

Vancouver Innovation Camp
Thursday, Oct 13

“Why are ideas like measles, waffles and mirrors? Why do successful people generally fail more often than less successful ones? // At Vancouver Innovation Camp, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more importantly, how they are related to entrepreneurship and innovation.” [Thanks for the tip below, McElroy Flavelle]

[Updated Sept 4 re: few more events]

What have I missed? Let me know in the comments, please.


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