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Registration open for Social Media Breakfast on Activisim — 8 a.m. Friday, Apr. 22

Social media has become a powerful tool for activism and protests. We’ve seen the effects across the globe across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as next door in Wisconsin.

Registration for SMBMSP 35: Activism is now open. Special guests will explore the evolving issue of social media and activism and answer audience questions.

Special Guests:

– Peter Apps, political risk correspondent, Reuters
Peter Apps covers a range of stories on the interplay between politics, economics and markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was an emerging markets correspondent based in London, after postings in southern Africa and Sri Lanka.

– Jason Barnett, executive director and co-founder, The UpTake
Jason Barnett guides the path of The UpTake, a news media organization that merges online video, social media strategy and cutting-edge technologies, tools and access to engage and empower citizen journalists. Since its inception, The UpTake has advanced the frontier of citizen-fueled news gathering, garnering national notoriety through its coverage of the 2008 political conventions, the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount and trial and Wisconsin’s recent legislative battles and protests.

Register now for SMBMSP 35.

Time: 8-10 a.m.
Date: Friday, Apr. 22, 2011
Place: Conference Center, Best Buy Headquarters, 7601 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423
Cost: $10

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