Do you live in Wellington? Would you like to attend Wellington's Webstock Conference?
Apply for 'Midnight Note' sponsorship and get a heavy discount! Pay only $529!
Over the month of January, I helped run an fun transmedia storytelling project called
"The Case of the Midnight Note<http://midnightnote.com/>"
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themed detective adventure (running across Twitter, Facebook, and Wellington City) was
actually a local fundraising exercise to raise money to subsidise people to attend a
Wellington Conference called "Webstock"<http://www.webstock.org.nz/>.
Our team raised $1100 to go towards the tickets of three lucky people, thanks to very
generous donations from the web community here in Wellington. These three will each
receive $366 towards their ticket, paid directly to Webstock on their behalf - the rest of
the ticket ($529, at an earlybird rate) they must pay themselves. This is a significant
saving on the full conference price, which is usually $1095.
Webstock is a major event on the Wellington "conference calendar" and attracts a
wide range of people: web developers, information architects, designers, and librarians.
Here are just a few of the great speakers I'm looking forward to personally -
· Shelly Bernstein - Chief of Technology at the Brooklyn Museum
· Seb Chan - Head of Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies at the Powerhouse
Museum, Sydney, Australia.
· Régine Debatty - blogger and new media art curator.
· Adam Greenfield - author of Everyware (2006), expert in ubiquitous computing
· Scott Thomas - director of Barak Obama's online presidential campaign
· Kevin Rose - the founder and chief architect of Digg.com
See the full list of speakers<http://www.webstock.org.nz/10/speakers/> on the
If you'd like to apply (or know someone else deserving you'd like to nominate) to
be one of these three people,
· head over to the Midnight Note website,
· see if you/they meet the criteria,
· read the details on how to apply,
· and send us an email before noon on Sunday February 7.
If you're a student, or someone who is interested in the field but wouldn't be
able to convince your employer to send you along to "an expensive web
conference", I encourage you to apply! Feel free to email
email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions you may
(You can also read an interview about the Midnight Note project on the webstock
Senior Tutor (Information Studies Programme)
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
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