2008 Rising Tide Conference Schedule

Friday night, 8/22, 7:30 PM - Meet and Greet at Buffa's Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Avenue. Pick up your badges, grab some refreshments, and chat with other bloggers. Drinks are not included in the conference fee.

Saturday, 8/23, 9:00 - Conference begins at
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd - coffee and pastries are served.

The following presentations include 15-minute Question and Answer sessions:

9:30- 10:30 - Keynote speaker: John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America and commissioner for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East

10:45 - 12:00 - The Past, Present, and Future of Elementary and Secondary Education in New Orleans.


· Dedra Johnson – professor and blogger, author of Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow

· Jeffrey Berman - teacher, Booker T. Washington High School and Schwarz Alternative School

· Grayling Evans - teacher, Coghill Elementary School

· Leigh Dingerson - Education team leader of the Center for Community Change, editor and contributor to Keeping The Promise?: The Debate Over Charter Schools

· Clifton Harris - concerned parent and blogger

· Christian Roselund - UTNO Communications, blogging at Dirty South Bureau

Moderator: Patrick Armstrong, former Recovery School District teacher and blogger

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch provided by J'anita's

1:00 - 2:15 - Journalism and Blogging: Intersections and Digressions


· Lee Zurik: WWL-TV investigative reporter

· Kevin Allman: author, journalist, and blogger, frequent guest blogger at Gambit's Blog of New Orleans

· David Winkler-Schmit: journalist and frequent contributor to Gambit Weekly and the Blog of New Orleans

· Eli Ackerman: blogger at We Could Be Famous

Moderator: Jeffrey Bostick

2:30 - 3:45 - Local Politics Panel - Panelists and Moderator TBA

Refreshments can be purchased at the Zeitgeist concession stand for the duration of the conference.

Sunday, 8-24: Community Service Activity TBA


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  2. I must say this has crested into an Absolutely Sterling Event! Kudos, Bingos, Hoorahs and Whoas to all of you at the Rising Tide who have worked so hard to put together such an exceptional forum. Damn Right! Way Tight and full of Bright!

    A Special Editillero Reach Out to whoever made the call to host this venue for the Levees.org premier of their new documentary, "The Katrina Myth; the truth about a thoroughly unnatural disaster"... great score that one and breakfast too!
    We can only make our nets stronger with such weaving and fine stitchery.
    This just goes to show'ya...We will all surely hang together as da'Rising Tide Floats All Boats!

    This is so exciting Editilla could almost scream!

    Good Luck All and know ye are blessed.

    Thank you,
    we got'cha Ladda,
    Editilla O'rilla d'Aphasia