Live Update

72 hr countdown…

Blogfest.Asia is this Friday. Yay! The organizing team really look forward to greeting all bloggers from 21 countries in Asia. Our rough count is 300+ people — to show up during series of events this weekend. Please register to attend if you have not done so.

A small welcome reception will be held on the evening of Nov. 5th for those who are visiting Hong Kong. We apologize for not being able to accommodate everyone this time. On 18:30pm, Nov. 6th we encourage everyone to participate WebWednesday (on Friday this time :-P). The entrance fee will be 100 HKD per person. We will be also selling exclusive Blogfest.Asia T-shirt there 🙂

Other administrative reminders are:

— All 3-day event will start at 10AM. On Nov.6 we might experience some delay due to venue setup tasks, as the staff is only permitted to enter the venue at 9AM. Seats are limited so you may still want to show up early.
— Except for speakers / invited guests, please go out and hunt for snack / lunch / drinks.
— We have plenty of time on Nov. 7th for group discussion, so please shout out and take lead.

See you all soon!


BlogFest.Asia T-Shirts!

Here comes the Tees!! 100 Blogfest.Asia tees will be available for purchase during the event for HKD $200 or USD $25.  Large, Medium, and Small sizes are available.  Make sure you come out to BlogFest to get one!  Here’s a sneak preview of the shirt design. limited edition tees

(Note: due to regulation, we can not have transaction conducted inside the community center)

Workshop: NGO 2.0

Here’s the draft program for one of the workshop on November 8th (Sun):

Title: NGO 2.0 – building the social web for social change

Workshop Chair: Charles Chuang (莊友欣 | about)

Time: 10:00~12:00

Session 1: NGO 2.0 –  an introduction (40mins)
Everything is online. Everything is online and 2.0. But how NGOs in
all-scale could leverage the inner power of 2.0? Following recent four
years discussions about NGO 2.0, we will go thru the foundations of
Web 2.0 and promote the openness, standardization and sociality for
NGO 2.0.

Session 2: CiviCRM – case study (40mins)

CiviCRM is an constituent relationship management solution, designed
specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and
non-governmental groups. CiviCRM gives you the tools to connect and
activate your supporters, including online fundraising and donor
management, event registration and participant tracking, membership
management, personalized email blasts and newsletters. We will provide
in-depth case study to demonstrate the benefits NGO could get via

Session 3: Group Discussion (40mins)
We will have two group discussions lead by Richard Chui & Charles
Chuang with different focus on CiviCRM implementation and NGO with
social web/open source.