Social and Cultural UNIVERSITY Communities Online and Off

Photo by Berkman Center for Internet & Society, via Flickr (CC license)

How can University sponsored events leverage their reach, build communities and keep the conversations going after the conference ends? Using as a case study the Dred Scott conference held by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice in April, we will discuss how history relates to the present and future. We will consider how the internet and new technologies can help universities as they work to convene social and cultural gatherings (as opposed to purely academic).

Facilitators: David Harris (Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice), Dan Gillmor (Berkman Fellow, Darby DeChristopher (Harvard Law School Media Services)

Download the MP3 (time: 1:36:30).

Visit the Internet & Society 2007 wiki to learn more about this working group session.