Rising Tide 5, August 28, 2010

Rising Tide 5
Saturday, August 28, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Howlin’ Wolf
907 South Peters Street
New Orleans, Louisiana


Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. will present its 5th annual new media conference, centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, on Saturday, August 28, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters St., in New Orleans.

The one-day conference features speakers and panel discussions on the status and future of the culture, politics, criminal justice system, environment, and flood protection of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Past speakers have included actor and outspoken champion of New Orleans Harry Shearer, and authors Dave Zirin, John Barry, Christopher Cooper and Robert Block.

Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed by New Orleans bloggers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federally-built levees. After the disaster, the internet became a vital connection among dispersed New Orleanians, former New Orleanians, and friends of the city and of the Gulf Coast region. A surge of new blogs erupted and, combined with those that were already online, a community of bloggers with a shared interest in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast developed. In the summer of 2006, to mark the anniversary of the flood, the bloggers of New Orleans organized the first Rising Tide Conference, taking their shared interest in technology, the arts, the internet and social media and turning advocacy for the city into action.

Rising Tide 5 is proud to support the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank as they lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Our conference this year will include a food drive and volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please bring at least one, but preferably several, non-perishable food items to Rising Tide this year, to support Second Harvest Food Bank's response to the increasing need for emergency food assistance in Louisiana's coastal parishes. For more on what to donate, contact Alli deJong at allidejong@gmail.com or visit www.no-hunger.org.

Conference registration is open at http://www.risingtidenola.com and at the Rising Tide blog: http://www.risingtideblog.blogspot.com

2010 Rising Tide sponsors include The Canary Collective, a media publishing agency, and Levees.org.

Rising Tide’s featured artwork, available as a poster and t-shirt, is once again produced by the award-wining editorial cartoonist and artist Greg Peters of Suspect Device.

The New Orleans bloggers will present the annual Ashley Award named for Ashley Morris—blogger and passionate advocate for New Orleans who passed away in April, 2008. The Ashley Morris Award is given each year to an outstanding blogger writing about New Orleans and the challenges it faces.

Tables for booksellers and vendors are available at the Rising Tide 5 Conference by calling Tim Ruppert at 504-975-3591 or by e-mailing tmruppert@yahoo.com

Those interested in sponsorship should e-mail info@risingtidenola.com.

registration@risingtidenola.com. The telephone number to call for information about Rising Tide 5 is 866-910-2055.

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