On Monday, I’ll be at the Fem2pt0 conference in DC. While not quite an “unconference,” the “point” of the conference has been a little vague. But AAUW was a co-sponsor and it sounded interesting, so I signed up.
My background for the conference (which I guess I am thinking of as mix of web 2.0 and feminism) includes
- Working on web minus 1 strategies for using technology to connect people since 1982.
- Using web 1.0 strategies to connect feminists, in particular, since 1996
- Using web 2.0 strategies for feminists and other organizations since 2005.
- Supporting the NC Women United coalition with web/virtual office strategies since 2002 when the nonprofit that had been managing that organization’s projects lost its funding.
I’m a fan of WordPress and Facebook. I’m a twitter dropout (but for limited use of twitterfeed). I’ve been a noisy advocate for better use of technology at AAUW since 2001, and am currently serving as admin of the largest AAUW Facebook group which is about to pass 1000 members.
I hope to connect with new folks and learn new strategies to
- promote AAUW’s mission and feminist goals
- learn how to better use 2.0 strategies for fundraising
- engage volunteers, particularly feminists (of all generations)
- keep up with the whirlwind pace of new techniques that help us all share information without succumbing to information overload.
So, as you can see, I’m a “work on the plumbing” kind of person — not much feminist theory in my background, and I’ll let others do the heavy lifting of crafting positions that I’m glad to help publicize.
I’m looking forward to the day!