Expand your mind

November 6, 2008

Several “training” opportunities …

Social Media for Government Conference:
How To Engage Your Employees And Citizens By Using Blogging, Podcasting And The Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Drive Communication Results
December 8-11, 2008 ~ Washington, DC
For more information:
Online: http://www.aliconferences.com/conf/social_media_govt1208/index.htm
Email: Kelly@aliconferences.com
Call: (888) 362-7400 -or- (773) 695-9400
Mention “FCN” to receive a $200 registration discount.

Call for Speakers:
The Advanced Learning Institute is currently looking for presentation proposals from those who have a strong “story to tell” and would like to present a 60-minute case study and attend their 7th conference focused on SOCIAL MEDIA for Government: How To Engage Your Employees And Citizens By Using Blogging, Podcasting And The Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Drive Communication Results, scheduled for March 23-26, 2009, in Washington, DC, for no charge.
If you or someone you know would like to be involved, please contact Kelly Flynn for further details.
Kelly Flynn, Conference Producer
Advanced Learning Institute
8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 920-N
Chicago, IL 60631
T: 773-695-9400 ext. 18
F: 773-695-9403
kelly@aliconferences.com
http://www.aliconferences.com <http://www.aliconferences.com/&gt;

“Create Great Usability Requirements” – A free webinar to celebrate World Usability Day

Thursday, November 13, 2:00-3:00 pm ET: “Create Great Usability Requirements” – A free webinar to celebrate World Usability Day
Join Government Usability Experts Mary Theofanos and Sharon Laskowski of NIST for a webinar on how to use the great new usability requirements toolkit called CISUR (“Scissor”). <http://zing.ncsl.nist.gov/iusr/documents/CISU-R-IR7432.pdf>  Sponsored by the Web Managers Forum User Experience Task Group (UXTG). Government and non-government participants are welcome. This webinar will replace our regular monthly task group call.
Free event but registration required. Register your webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/767257267 <https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/767257267_&gt;

Read about How to Write Good Usability Requirements (FAQs)  <http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/usability/cisur.shtml&gt; on Webcontent.gov.

Other World Usability Day Events
Check out the World Usability Day website <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\jbrooke\My%20Documents\worldusabilityday.org>  to find out about events being held around the world.
In Washington, D.C., the Metro DC chapter of the Usability Professionals Association is sponsoring an afternoon and evening event: “The Two-Way Street: People adapting to transportation and transportation adapting to people.” This event will feature posters, speakers, a panel, networking. A light dinner will be served. $5 in advance; $10 at the door.
Register at Metro DC chapter of the Usability Professionals Association <http://www.upa-dc-metro.org/events/2008/11-13-08.htm>  (http://www.upa-dc-metro.org/events/2008/11-13-08.htm).

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One Response to “Expand your mind”

  1. bob allen Says:

    I went to an earlier version of this ALI conference.

    It’s pretty good, and it is both interesting and helpful to learn what other federal agencies and state/local government entities are doing with new media (and why), but it could be streamlined a bit.

    The conference is set up this way — a preliminary day + two days of the ‘meat’ of the conference + a post-event day at the end.

    I did not attend the pre- or post-day events; just the two middle days. IIRC, the cost for that was about $2k.

    Would be happy to share the conference notes with anyone interested… assuming I can still find them. Maybe while hiking at Sandy Bottom.


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