Here are the details, notes, and any applicable slides or other resources from presentations or other speaking engagements in 2009.  Looking for notes from events in other years? Visit the main Presentations page for more.

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NCVO Foresight Leading Lights seminar: Changing ICT – What does it mean for your organisation?

  • Date: December 8th, 2009
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: The Future of Online Revenue Generation for Charities
  • Description: Presented a 15 minute examination of the processes that work in social media, the difference between individual-driven and organization-driven fundraising online, and what nonprofits can do to better position themselves in the space, followed by Q & A.
  • Related Links: Blog post with slides, blog post with ‘Ask the Expert’ Q & A, slides with speaker notes


  • Date: November 26th, 2009
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: social reporting
  • Description: David Wilcox and I lead the social reporting team at MPS09, including video and live blogging.
  • Related Links: Conference information

European Summit for Global Transformation

  • Date: November 20-22, 2009
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Topic: social reporting
  • Description: David Wilcox and I lead the social reporting and social media training at the ESGT, including video.
  • Related Links: Conference information


  • Date: November 17th, 2009
  • Location: O2 Center, Canary Wharf, London, UK
  • Topic: eDemocracy and Twitter
  • Description: I moderated a panel discussing case studies and trends in democracy and politics in social media, particularly Twitter.
  • Related Links: Conference information

Chain Reaction 2009

  • Date: November 12th, 2009
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London, UK
  • Topic: Social by Social Game
  • Description: David Wilcox and I ran a version of the Social by Social Game using Canary Wharf as our setting.  The groups identified the areas of Merging Communities, Festivals and Events, and Local Representation as the basis for creating projects/strategies using social media.
  • Related Links: Blog post and videos

eOffice – 5 min Pitches

  • Date: October 29th, 2009
  • Location: British Museum, London, UK
  • Topic: What is NetSquared?
  • Description: Presented a 5 minute pitch on the main work of NetSquared for a diverse group of entrepreneurs and business innovators.
  • Related Links: eOffice events

Social Media and Social Change

  • Date: October 23-25, 2009
  • Location: Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy
  • Topic: Using Social Media in Social Change Work
  • Description: I served as a technology trainer/facilitator for a small group (apx 15) of Ashoka Fellows for an intense 2.5 days training on using social media tools in social impact projects/organizations.
  • Related Links: Lake Innovation blog; Lake Innovation wiki; blog post

SANGONeT Conference

  • Date: October 15 and 20, 2009
  • Location: Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa (participated via ReadyTalk conferencing)
  • Topic: Social Media, Nonprofits and the Role of Individuals
  • Description: I presented via ReadyTalk in SANGONeT’s opening plenary for the Johannesburg and Cape Town events, covering data from research on social media use by nonprofits in the US, the UK and a case study.
  • Related Links: Blog post with slides and notes; Slides; Notes

Digital Engagement Event

  • Date: October 6, 2009
  • Location: Church House, London, UK
  • Topic: The Most Important Elements of Digital Engagement, Not Technology
  • Description: David Wilcox and I facilitated two sessions for MediaTrust’s Community Voices project at the Digital Engagement Event, focused on small group conversations around the elements most integral to digital engagement work for local communities other than the technology.
  • Related Links: Blog post; Community Voices group on

The Baudcast, Episode 31

  • Date: September 2009
  • Location: Phone
  • Topic: International Fundraising
  • Description: International fundraising, UK not-for-profits, online giving, social media, message localization, chuggers,, and more. Featuring Chad Norman, Danielle Brigida, Amy Sample Ward, Marc Pitman, Robert McAllen, Steve MacLaughlin, and Melanie Mathos.
  • Related Links: Download the podcast

The Feast Twitter Chat

  • Date: September 21, 2009
  • Location: Twitter
  • Topic: How can we better leverage social media for less talk and more action?
  • Description: I was the guest on The Feast’s twitter chat leading up to The All Day Buffet conference in New York around social changemakers and opportunities for collaboration and technology.
  • Related Links: Blog post

Social by Social: Local Communities

  • Date: September 21, 2009
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: Collaborating Locally
  • Description: This event is an opportunity for people within and outside Government, who are developing programmes supporting local online projects, to tell each about their plans – and get some input from those working on the ground or in research.  We hope it will also be a chance for everyone to share practical experience, and develop some ideas on how to blend new and older ways of communicating.  We have people attending at programme level from Communities and Local Government, Ministry of Justice, IDeA, Media Trust/Community Voices, Young Foundation, RSA, Talk About Local.
  • Related Links: Event details

Social by Social: W14 Training

  • Date: July 18, 2009
  • Location: Fulham, London, UK
  • Topic: Creating a Local Community Website (training)
  • Description: David Wilcox and I facilitated an all-day training for local W14 (postcode) residents interested in creating a local community website.  The training included an overview of best practices and examples, strategy and roles, and hands-on training.
  • Related Links: W14 site

Online Social Networks: Agents of Change

  • Date: July 7, 2009
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media
  • Description: Bebo hosted an all-day event for members of the No to Knives and Crime Coalition, as well as others working in the sector of positive youth engagement in London and beyond, where I was asked to present on case studies and findings from the US and UK.
  • Related Links: Blog post with slides and resources; Slides

Reboot Britain

  • Date: July 6, 2009
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: Social by Social launch and game
  • Description: To launch the hardcopy of the Social by Social handbook, Andy Gibson, David Wilcox and I facilitated a version of the Social by Social Game.
  • Related Links: Blog post with details and videos; Book

London Net Tuesday

  • Date: June
  • Location: 1 London Bridge, London, UK
  • Topic: Social by Social Game
  • Description: David Wilcox, Andy Gibson and I ran a version of the Social by Social Game at the June Net Tuesday in London, UK.
  • Related Links: London Net Tuesday group; Blog post


  • Date: May 25-28, 2009
  • Location: Cisco, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Topic: N2Y4 Mobile Challenge and Conference
  • Description: NetSquared’s Year 4 Conference provides participants an opportunity to attend interactive sessions facilitated by leaders working at the cross-roads of technology and social change; create new collaborations, and participate in a uniquely democratic approach to funding innovation through the Project voting process.
  • Related Links: Interview by JD Lasica; Conference details

SHINE Conference

  • Date: May 16, 2009
  • Location: Hub Kings Cross, London, UK
  • Topic: Social by Social Game
  • Description: 40 people spent a couple of hours playing the Social Collaboration Game …  mixing regeneration challenges, social media tools and a splash of Social Innovation Camp. The session generated a lot of buzz as groups pitched entrepreurial ideas for tackling social, environmental and economic problems in a fictitious borough not unlike east London.
  • Related Links: SHINE conference details; Blog post

The Baudcast, Episode 23

  • Date: May 2009
  • Location: Phone
  • Topic: 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Description: 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference,, SXSW, ROI Poetry Slam, affinity groups, ignite sessions, community roadblocks, Day of Service, new Facebook pages, Twitter search integration, BackTweets, AFP widget, Blackbaud Delivers, and more. Featuring Chad Norman, Holly Ross, Danielle Brigida, Amy Sample Ward, and Melissa Dodge.
  • Related Links: Download the podcast

Women Who Tech Telesummit

09NTC (Nonprofit Technology Conference)

The Baudcast, Episode 22

  • Date: April 2009
  • Location: Phone
  • Topic: Storytelling with social media
  • Description: Storytelling with social media, message control, Twitter,, video storytelling, blogging, StumbleUpon, widgets, listening, Google Alerts, and more.. Featuring Chad Norman, Steve MacLaughlin, Melanie Mathos, Danielle Brigida, and Amy Sample Ward.
  • Related Links: Download the podcast

140-Character Mission: Social Media & Entrepreneurship

  • Date: April 8, 2009
  • Location: Online
  • Topic: Twitter for Nonprofits
  • Description: How does the speed and reach of social media alter the formulas for successful social impact?  What happens when marketing evolves from broadcast to conversation, fundraising changes from large donors to e-microdonations, or collaboration moves from sweaty basements to vast social networks?
  • Related Links: Blog post and slides; Slides

New Frontiers in Social Media

  • Date: February 12, 2009
  • Location: Brighton, UK
  • Topic: Panelist representing charity sector
  • Description: An event that will explore how social media will influence our lives in the future.
    The event will bring together a mix of thought leaders, professionals and academics to answer the questions – How will these technologies evolve? How will they create new experiences for users? and how will they impact social changes?
  • Related Links: Organizing group

NTEN Webinar

  • Date: January 21, 2009
  • Location: ReadyTalk conferencing
  • Topic: Building Blocks of Social media
  • Description: Is sharing really caring?  Well, it can at least boost your internal staff knowledge and your positioning as a resource in the community!  In this webinar we’ll discuss the fundamentals of sharing information with social media tools.  You don’t have to know how to do this already to take part—this is for those just starting out!  We’ll cover social bookmarking, tagging, RSS and more, plus the tools you can start using for free to do it all.
  • Related Links: Blog post with notes and slides; Slides; Download the recording