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Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

Photo Credit: http://mmtconline.org
Photo Credit: http://mmtconline.org

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

This month is filled with social media and tech learning opportunities. On July 10, I’ll be attending the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 11th Annual Access Capital and Telecom Policy Conference  at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme is “Maximizing Innovation, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy.” I am very excited about two panel discussions.

  • Media Experts Share Their Secrets to Success in a Multi-Platform World featuring Issa Rae of the Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl and ASPiRE TV’s new talk show “Exhale,” Paul Butler of ASPiRE TV, Karen Wishart of Sean Combs’ Revolt TV, William Crowder of Comcast Ventures, and Nathaniel Cotanch of RockthePost.com


  • Spurring Innovation:  Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs Who Want to Turn an Idea into a Business featuring Bruce Lincoln of Urban Cyberspace Company, Clayton Banks of Ember Media, York Eggleston of Semantic Labs/YE Ventures, Eric Hamilton of Around the Way, and Lisa Jones Johnson of NextGen Media

For more information about the conference, click here to see the agenda.

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Happy Internet Geek Tuesday! 2/19

MMTC January 2013 Panel
MMTC January 2013 Panel

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

I love attending conferences, meet ups, panel discussions, and workshops. These events offer amazing learning opportunities. In January, I attended the 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit sponsored by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). MMTC’s session on How To Become a Next Generation Digital Media Entrepreneur was very informative.

MMTC Panel
MMTC Panel

I enjoyed learning from the panelists Shawna Renee Odour, Host & Special Projects Producer, SiriusXM; Lateef A. Sarnor, Head of Multicultural Marketing, AOL; and Navarrow Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One. The moderator Joycelyn James, Esq., Senior Attorney and Cathy Hughes Fellow at MMTC, did a great moderating the panel. I used Twitter to capture several takeaways. See below.

  • Shawna Odour: the next entrepreneurs and content creators have to be brave and creative.
  • Odour suggests researching and keeping up w/ targeted audience’s usage, adoption trends and behaviors are essential to success.
  • Odour believes that sensible content should be created for minorities and women of color.
  • Odour says entrepreneurs can engage in “Information Affluence” by listening first.
  • Find your niche then engage with your targeted audiences using user-friendly social media and other online media says Odour.
  • Navarro Wright: It is easer to create Internet content today than it  was five years ago.

Click here to watch the session’s video. Check out the official event photos.

Before I left the Summit, I had a chance to chat with my digital sisters Maurita Coley, MMTC COO and Joycelyn James, MMTC Staff Counsel and Cathy Hughes Fellow.

Me with Maurita Coley (middle) and Joycelyn James (R) of MMTC
Me with Maurita Coley (middle) and Joycelyn James (R) of MMTC