Where I’ll be speaking in January & February

podiumI’m going to be speaking at several events over the next few weeks on a variety of topics that you may find interesting. When appropriate, I post the slides on SlideShare and also link to any relevant videos of the speech. You can also see a complete calendar of events where I’ll be speaking.

I’m excited to share these ideas and research over the next few weeks and would love to know if you have anything specific that you’d like me to explore in these areas. Hope to catch up with some of you at these

  • Tuesday, Jan. 27th: “Creating A Fast Learning Organization“, a speech with the Advertising Research Foundation at their 2009 Industry Leader Forum Program in San Francisco. I’ll be discussing ho in a fast-moving environment, the entire organization needs to be a
    learning machine, able to understand and respond to market and customer
    changes on a moment’s notice.
  • Friday, Jan. 30th: “How To Spark A Conversation Revolution — AND Keep Your Job” with The Participatory Marketing Network in a Webinar. I’ll be discussion how to identify where your participatory marketing efforts will have the greatest impact, how to get started, and most importantly, how to break down internal resistance to engagement.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 10th: “Transformation Based On Social Technologies” at the FASTForward ’09 conference in Las Vegas. In this keynote address, I’ll be discussing in broad strokes how social media is transforming the way we think about business and customers — and how the user experience needs to change in everything from search to online shopping.
  • Saturday, March 14th 16th: “The Future Of Social Networks” at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. The link above is to the original speech submission, but there is also a SXSW post that provides some context for the speech. This speech is a continuation of my research in this area, but will be a far more wide ranging and forward looking speech into what’s real today and what’s possible in the future.


  1. Hi Charlene would love to check your talk out at SXSW. FYI March 16 is monday (or are you speaking on saturday the 14th?)

  2. Barton: You’re absolutely right — it’s Saturday, March 14th when I’ll be speaking at SXSW. That’s what I get for writing late at night!

  3. I had the pleasure, and privilege, of hearing you speak in Miami at Velocity. The whole event was mind expanding, and I look forward to meeting you face to face.

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