arrival and breakfast, sponsored by levees.org
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Culture panel, hosted by Mark Folse: Speaking on parading culture will be Edward Buckner of The Porch Seventh Ward Culture Organization and the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club Our food panelist will be Susan Tucker, editor of New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories. Our music panelist will be Bruce Raeburn of the Hogan Jazz Archive and author of New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History
10:30 -10:40 AM
10:40 - 10:55 AM
Net2NO presentation by Jessica Rohloff
10:55 - 11 AM
11:00 AM - 12 PM
Keynote Speaker Harry Shearer!
12 PM - 1 PM
Lunch catered by Cafe Reconcile
1 - 1:50 PM
Politics panel, hosted by Peter Athas: includes Clancy DuBos of the Gambit and WWL-TV, ace NOLA political cartoonist and WBOK radio talk show host John Slade, blogger extraordinaire Lamar White Jr. of CenLamar fame, and Ethan Brown, author of Shake The Devil Off.
1:50 - 2 PM
2 - 2:15 PM
New Orleans Institute presentation by Ariella Cohen
2:15 - 2:20 PM
2:20 - 3:10 PM
Health Care panel: participating will be public health Ph.D. candidate and local blogger Holly Scheib, Cecile Tebo, crisis unit coordinator for the NOPD and one of New Orleans magazine's Top Ten Female Achievers; Dr Elmore Rigamer, medical director of Catholic Charities, and another panelist TBA.
3:10 - 3:20 PM
3:25 - 3:40 PM
presentation of the Ashley Morris Award for Excellence in Blogging by Oyster of Your Right Hand Thief.
3:45 - 4:35 PM
Sports panel, hosted by Jeffrey: Alejandro de los Rios, reporter/blogger for the Gambit, Leo McGovern, Editor/publisher of ANTIGRAVITY Magazine which is the only local alternative music zine I know of that features a regular sports column. Leo is also a character in Josh Neufeld's After the Deluge, Chris Wiseman (AKA Mr. Clio, AKA Dilly, AKA Lee De Fleur) Long-time local blogger, ever-enthusiastic member of the Black and Gold Patrol and locally famous Crescent City Classic participant.
4:35 - 4:45 PM
Concluding remarks, thank yous, etc.
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