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Let's Predict the Future: G1 Amplified Events


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Slides on "Let's Predict the Future: Amplified Events" for a workshop session on "Predicting the Future" held on 3 June 2014 at the SAOIM 2014 conference in Pretoria, South Africa and facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis.


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Let's Predict the Future: G1 Amplified Events

  1. 1. G: Emerging Technological Trends Let’s Predict the Future! A half-day workshop at the SAOIM 2014 conference held on Tuesday 3 June 2014 facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis Slides available under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY) 1 G1: Let’s Predict the Future: Amplified Events
  2. 2. What Is An Amplified Event? An amplified event: • The talks and discussions are 'amplified' through use of networked technologies in order to extend the reach of the event deliberations. Can include: • Amplification of the speaker's talk: e.g. Video- streaming; video/audio recording; … • Amplification of the audiences' voice: e.g. use of Twitter to ask questions and discuss ideas Can be carried out: • Top-down • Bottom-up 2 See wiki/Amplified_conference
  3. 3. Evidence of its Significance We are now seeing: • Variety of tools used for curating an event’s digital content (e.g. Storify) • A new profession starting to emerge: the event amplifier • Events managing event amplification e.g. video–streaming; hiring event amplifiers; producing guidelines; … • Reports on best practices being commissioned e.g. “Practices for Event Amplification: a Greening Events II Report” 3
  4. 4. Why Is It Important? Event amplification can: • Maximise impact of ideas at events • Provide additional professional development opportunities e.g. see “Open content and open events: Professional development in an amplified world” • Provide environment benefits due to reduced need to travel • Provide marketing opportunities for events • Provide learning opportunities related to use of distance learning, MOOCS, ... 4
  5. 5. Why is it Important Now? Event amplification is important now: • Ubiquitous networks • Proliferation of mobile devices • Ability to make use of existing tools e.g. bundled in (Skype) or readily available & used in other contexts (Twitter) • We’ve seen a gestation period before it became accepted as valuable • Use is now mature e.g. less inappropriate content on Twitter walls 5
  6. 6. What Should/Could I Do? You can: • Engage in event amplification at ILI by lurking • Engage actively be participating in the back channel discussions • Speakers can encourage tweeting during your talks • Take a pro-active approach to amplification of your organisation’s events 6
  7. 7. Biases and Prejudices Note: • I wrote a paper on “Using Networked Technologies To Support Conferences” in 2005 • I created the “Amplified Conference” Wikipedia entry • Lorcan Dempsey, who coined the term, was my boss • @eventamplifier is a friend You would therefore expect me to be enthusiastic about amplified events! 7
  8. 8. Questions Any questions? 8