Rising Tide 6 Lineup

Rising Tide 6 brings you two halls of programming at the University Center at Xavier University of Louisiana on Saturday, August 27, 2011, including:

David Simon, creator and executive producer of HBO's New Orleans drama Treme. He is a former journalist for the Baltimore Sun and writer and producer of acclaimed programs such as The Corner, The Wire and Generation Kill.

Richard Campanella, professor at Tulane University, geographer, and author of six critically acclaimed books on the physical and human geography of New Orleans: Bienville’s Dilemma, Geographies of New Orleans, Lincoln in New Orleans, New Orleans Then and Now, Delta Urbanism, and Time and Place in New Orleans.

Social Media, Social Justice Panel – Cherri Foytlin, contributor to the Bridge the Gulf project; Jimmy Huck, Jr., Executive Committee member of Tulane University’s Center for Public Service; Jordan Flaherty, author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six; Stephen Ostertag, creator of PublicSphereNOLA; and moderated by Bart Everson from Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Louisiana’s Coastal Health Panel –Moderated by Alex Woodward, writer for Gambit, panelists include Len Bahr, founding editor of LACoastPost; David Hammer, staff writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune; Ann Rolfes, founding director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade; and Drake Toulouse, blogger at Disenfranchised Citizen.

New Orleans Food Writing Panel - Guests Peter Thriffley and Rene Louapre of Blackened Out and Offbeat Magazine will join Todd Price, author of A Frolic of My Own to discuss the eating out in New Orleans and writing about it, and the new generation of great online New Orleans food writers.

Brass Bands Panel featuring Lawrence Rawlins, band director of Roots of Music; Alejandro de los Rios, producer of the Brass Roots documentary; members of the TBC Brass Band Edward “Juicy” Jackson, Joe Maize and Sean Michael Roberts; moderated by writer Deborah Cotton; followed by a performance by the TBC Brass Band.

Rising Tide is also proud to announce the addition of Tech School to this year’s lineup. Tech School will offer a second stage of panels devoted to hands-on, how-to style social media and blogging topics ranging from improving your photography, advanced Wordpress techniques, the latest in web strategies and online tools. Presenters for Tech School include FSC Inter@ctive, the Louisiana Bloggers Network, Neighborland, Invade NOLA, Ben Varadi and more.

You can register for Rising Tide 6 at Eventbrite. Lunch catered by J’anita’s. Books and published materials by Rising Tide panelists and speakers, as well as New Orleans literature, will be available at the conference courtesy of Octavia Books.

Rising Tide 6 attendees from out of town can get guest rates of $69.00 per night at the Marriot Courtyard in the Warehouse District.

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