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Turning Vision into Value—Join the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

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For those of you who are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may want to join us at this month’s meeting hosted by the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute:

Turning Vision into Value:

SVII “First Wednesday”
Innovation Society Meeting

July 11, 2007, 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Join us once again for great company and great conversation.
Feel free to bring a friend!

Web 2.0 and its Applications
by Vitaly Golomb,
with contribution from The Society

Vitaly Golomb is CEO of SputnikSF, a privately held company providing design and technology infrastructure since 1998. Web 2.0, now in common vernacular, refers to the second generation of web-based communities and hosted services. Vitaly will offer his experience and perspectives on Web 2.0 and its ability to support business and more. We invite you to be prepared to let us know about your own favorite Web 2.0 applications, and participate in a discussion about how it can support innovation.

Program Schedule:

6:00-6:45: Informal networking
6:45: Opening remarks and invitations
7:00: Community dinner and pre-presentation
7:40: Feature Presentation, participation, conversation.

Location:

Hangen Szechuan Restaurant 134 Castro Street, Mountain View
(between Villa and Central, kitty-korner from the Train Station)
650-964-8881
Come directly to the private room upstairs.

There will be a $20 charge to cover the food. Drinks are available on a no-host basis. Please be sure to RSVP by email. Need to reach us at the last minute? Call 415-307-0645.

SVII First Wednesday of each month—Upcoming Programs:

August: Innovation Society Roundtable

September: How Art Informs Innovation

October: Innovations in Facilities Design

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The SVII is planning some really innovative programs—come join us and suggest topics and speakers you would like to see at future meetings and special events.

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The Fourth Conference on Innovation Journalism at Stanford University, from May 21-23, 2007

Creative Sage™ logo Journalism Driving Innovation…

Innovation Driving Journalism

KEYNOTES:

DOUGLAS ENGELBART/ Introduced by JOHN MARKOFF: Augmenting the collective IQ of writers and readers.

Doug Engelbart is known as the father of the concept of the personal computer, and inventor of the computer mouse. He is a proponent of the development and use of computers and networks to build collective intelligence that can solve the world’s problems. (Read more in Wikipedia.)

John Markoff is a senior writer for The New York Times. (Read his bio.)

CURTIS CARLSON: The discipline of innovation
Curtis Carlson is the president of SRI International. (Read bio.)


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:   The Fourth Conference on Innovation Journalism is a gathering for professionals to discuss the interaction between journalism and innovation, including how innovation is changing the profession and business of journalism, how to cover innovation in the news, and how journalism links innovation with society. Target participants for the conference include journalists, professionals connected to the media/communications industry, innovation experts, students, and researchers.The aim of the conference is to improve the understanding of how journalism and innovation drive each other, and to identify the key components of innovation journalism. This will involve looking at the innovation ecosystem as a playing field for journalism and choosing strategies that will allow media outlets to deliver quality news using the latest technology and to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

Themes: Panel: Does the newsroom understand innovation?

• Do journalists understand innovation concepts, processes, and ecosystems?
• Is the newsroom organized to cover innovation?
• Is innovation in journalism a prerequisite for journalism about innovation?

• Innovation in Journalism

• The new New Journalism: How innovation is driving the development of journalism
• Examining the innovation ecosystem of the media

• Journalism about Innovation

• Differences between writing about science, R&D, and business, and writing about innovation
• Covering the stages of the innovation process
• Finding key sources for different aspects of the innovation ecosystem
• Soundbites: interacting with communicators
• Telling the story: narratives for innovation

• Publishing Innovation Journalism

• Business Models
• Pushing the boundaries: new frontiers in publishing
• Building an audience: how do people want their news?

• Understanding the relationship between journalism and innovation ecosystems

• How does journalism influence innovation ecosystems?
• Why innovations systems and journalists need each other
• Codes and ethics in a brave new world


Pre-Conference Workshops

May 21.

• WORKSHOP A: The Basics of Innovation – What a journalist needs to know
• WORKSHOP B: Innovation Journalism and Public Innovation Policy


Conference Executive Committee:

  • David Nordfors, Conference Chair / Publisher of proceedings
  • Thomas Frostberg, Journalism
  • Erika Ingvald, Journalism
  • Jan Sandred, Journalism, Public Policy
  • Alisa Weinstein, Journalism, Public Policy
  • Turo Uskali, Research, Editor – academic papers
  • Johanna Mansor, logistics
  • Laurie Richard, registration of participants

 

The conference is free of charge, but seats are limited. If they run out of space, priority will be given to journalism professionals and people associated with innovation journalism initiatives.

To register, go here. If you’re from out of town and need a hotel, go here.

It should be a very illuminating conference, and I plan to be there!

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