Sunday, May 3, 2009

2009 Illinois Bloggers Conference, May 8

I'm looking forward to attending a great citizen journalist event next Friday, May 8, 2009. You can attend too - click here to sign up. The 2009 Illinois Bloggers Conference will feature award winning investigative journalist Trent Seibert. He's one of America’s top investigative reporters. (Read more about Trent at "Gone To Texas: Trent Seibert Uses His Pulle-Down Menu" at The host of the event, Sam Adams Alliance, defines it as a new media forum "where bloggers and e-activists from across the country can gather together to network and share ideas. Samsphere will be specifically geared toward bloggers and e-activists who focus on local and state-level politics, and who are dedicated to the principles of individual freedom and limited government." Trent Seibert currently writes for Texas Watchdog. He will give a presentation on citizen investigative reporting. Trent is an award winning journalist based out of Houston, TX with his claim to fame being his investigative work on Vice-President Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” about Gore's private mansion’s enormous energy consumption. Seibert is also a host of his own online TV show, “Trent TV.” Register now to join Trent, Illinois Review and the Sam Adams Alliance as well as some of the finest New Media minds in America. Additional information as well as an event agenda can be found at 2009 Illinois Bloggers Conference Friday May 8, 2009 Carlucci Restaurant in Downers Grove 10:00am to 4:00pm 1801 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL Phone: 630-512-0990 $15 Registration, Free for Bloggers (Lunch included) 10:00-10:30am: Opening Remarks 10:30-11:00am: New Media & the Political System 11:00-12:00pm: Discussion - the State of the Media in Illinois 12:00-2:00pm: Working Lunch Panel - Illinois Bloggers Talk about Blogging in Illinois 1:30-2:00pm: Being a Blogger-Owner - How Bloggers Can Engage the Media Vacuum in Illinois and Change the Political Climate 2:00-3:00pm: Presentation Panel - How Bloggers Can Better Engage their Community 3:00-3:45pm: Investigative Reporting - Trent Seibert, Editor of Texas Watchdog 3:45-4:00pm: Closing Remarks - John Tsarpalas, President of the Sam Adams Alliance For questions, please contact Emily Zanotti, Director of Web Strategies for the Sam Adams Alliance at 312.920.0080, ext. 312 or by email at CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter