Note: New location for Independence Institute
Are you ready for 2012, digitally speaking? People’s Press Collective announces “Digital Fundamentals” classes and seminars. ***Detailed Registration Information below***
What: PPC Digital Fundamentals training course
Where: New offices of Independence Institute
When: January 21 and January 28, 2012 from 9am-12noon (and more to come)
MUST RSVP by email to: services-at-peoplespresscollective-dot-org (Facebook RSVP does not count)
PPC is kicking off the year with an entirely new set of training classes and seminars–we’ve updated and retooled our presentations to bring you up-to-speed on the latest online tactics for liberty-minded digital activists.
Incorporating the latest developments in new and social media, while relying on our firm grasp of proven online strategies, we’ve rebuilt the digital curriculum to target both beginners just exploring the world of digital activism and those—like our own PPC alumni—who are ready to click their way to the next step online. We strongly encourage our PPC camp alumni to attend again–things have changed since 2009 (heck, they changed on us in the past couple weeks with Facebook’s new ‘Timeline’ feature!).
Partnering with the Independence Institute and American Majority, we are able to offer the trainings at no cost to you through our “digital scholarships”!
Our first two dates for the “Digital Fundamentals” classes have been announced: Saturday, January 21 and Saturday, January 28, both from 9am – 12pm, at the new offices of the Independence Institute in Denver. In this class we’ll take a look at the basics of blogging/citizen journalism, and focus on the biggest tools in the social media arsenal, Facebook and Twitter. The class will be the same each day; sign up for the date convenient to you!
Registration/check-in begins at 8:30. Please arrive promptly. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided prior to the beginning of each session.
In addition to these initial sessions, we will also be adding topic-specific seminars designed to go beyond the digital basics in several key areas, including video blogging, online legal considerations, research and writing methods, digital strategy, and more. We will announce those shorter one-hour weeknight sessions as we are able to schedule them. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more details.
If you are located outside the Denver area, we may be able to bring the training to you and your group! Please email Michael at services-at-gmail-dot-com for more details. Travel/locations, class size, and availability are negotiable, and certain restrictions may apply.
***MUST READ–FINE PRINT***:
Though the Digital Fundamentals courses and topical seminars are free, we REQUIRE advanced RSVPs for each class, in order to provide for materials and refreshments.
Please RSVP with your name, date of session, preferred email address, and links to your website or Twitter feeds where applicable, no later than 24 hours prior to the start of each session. Campaign staff are welcome, but disclosure of affiliation is also required (thank you campaign finance). Late RSVPs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Should you wish to bring friends–all are welcome–we do need the same information for all attendees in advance.
RSVP to: services-at-peoplespresscollective-dot-org
Space is limited–we like to keep the class size manageable to ensure quality contact between our students and ourselves and maximize available time for question and answer periods.
***DETAILS–DIRECTIONS AND WHAT TO BRING***:
DIRECTIONS: We are proud to welcome our students to the brand new Independence Institute offices located “Uptown” in Denver, at the corner of Clarkson and 16th Avenue, just a few blocks east of the Capitol. There is a small amount of free, on-site parking next to the building. We do not recommend parking on the street due to class length; there is, however, inexpensive paid parking available just two blocks west on Pearl Street.
727 E. 16th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
INTERACTIVE MAP: http://www.i2i.org/contact.php
WHAT TO BRING: The Independence Institute has WiFi, so we strongly encourage you to bring your laptop, iPad, or Internet-enabled phone. Be prepared to generate story ideas or present an area of interest that you would like to pursue with your digital activism.
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