ENGAGE – First Conference for Social Media and Activism in Macedonia

Deadline: 20 February 2012
Open to: 100 Macedonian participants
Venue: 25th February 2012, in the cinema Frosina in the Youth Cultural Center, Skopje

Description

ENGAGE is a social media and activism conference which is organized for the first time this year by Youth Educational Forum and Radio MOF.

ENGAGE is focused on the positive experiences from renowned activists from Macedonia and the region which use Internet as a platform for civic mobilization. ENGAGE is focused on interaction and discussion with the present guests with a common goal – to protect and promote the freedom of the Internet and public space.

ENGAGE will feature the premiere for the Macedonian audience of “The Real Social Network”, a movie dedicated to the student protests in London in 2011 and the use of digital communications to organize them.

Among the speakers on the conference we will see Isis Thompson, director of The Real Social Network (UK), Dejan Nikolic, founder and editor at Njuz.net (Serbia), Vladan Joler, director of SHARE Conference (Serbia), Dalio Sijah, web editor of Glasomer and Vistinomer (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as well as Saso Macanovski – Trendo, Raspeani Skopjani, Sasko Kostov and others.

With 15 speakers, 10 performers, 200 guests, audio and video streaming and free wireless internet access for all participants, ENGAGE will present a virtual and physical gathering of the online community in Macedonia.

Through ENGAGE, Radio MOF aims to raise the level of awareness among citizens, their presence and active participation in the sphere of social media as well as physical space.

Venue

The conference will take place on 25th February 2012, in the cinema Frosina in the Youth Cultural Center, in Skopje as well as streamed live on the Official Website.

The presentations of speakers and performances will happen in several blocks in the period 12:00 –19:00 o’clock.

Eligibility

This call is open for 100 Macedonian participants.

Application

Registration is open until 20th February here, and the first 100 registered participants will get the opportunity to take part. Radio YEF will enable a live video steam on its web page on the day of the conference.

Contact Person:
Bojana Nizamovska
ENGAGE Coordnator
[email protected] I 075 44 17 14

The Official Website

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