First-ever MobileActive Convergence a huge success
MobileActive is over and all of the fabulous participants have gone home. Together with Green Media Toolshed and Marty's great vision, we brought activists from around the globe together. All are using mobile phones in their campaigns in new and innovative ways -- in the Congo, Philippines, Argentina, US, South Africa, and the UK, among other places.
Here are a few excerpts and stories from people who attended:
MobileActive Conference gets underway - I just arrived about an hour ago in Toronto for the MobileActive conference....From what I have heard, it is going to be a cool crowd from all around the world. For example, I took a cab from the airport to the hotel with Bukeni, a documentary film maker from Congo who was just in New York presenting his films on child soldiers. [Aspiration Aggregation]
MobileActive Convergence: PreConference, Meeting Bukeni Waruzi - Today, the first person I bumped into when I walked into the lobby of the hotel was none other than Bukeni Waruzi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can see one of the things he is involved in here - A Duty to Protect: Justice for Child Soldiers in the DRC. Watch the movie. You'll see Bukeni in it. Great work.
Emily from Worldchanging will be writing a number of stories t follow up; we will be posting those stories as they are published.
Green Media Toolshed and Aspiration will be compiling the resources and documents generated at MobileActive to produce an activist guide to mobile phones and texting as a deliverable of this gathering. Stay tuned.