Thursday, February 12, 2009

Planning iBlog5: The 5th Philippine Blogging Summit


The iBlog5 team met yesterday to discuss the logistical requirements needed for the event. This is scheduled to happen on May 9, Saturday at the UP College of Law, Malcolm Hall of U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.

iBlog5: The 5th Philippine Blogging Summit is an activity spearheaded by the U.P. Law - Internet and Society Program (UP-ISP) headed by Atty. JJ Disini. UP-ISP is now a body under the Institute of Government and Law Reform headed by JJ as well.

We are now in the process of finalizing topics and speakers for iBlog5. Your input on topics and speakers will be very much appreciated. We also hope that majority of our speakers, same as last year, will be new faces from the blogging community.

This is initially what I have in mind. Note that this is still subject to revision.

Morning session: (some can be sponsored talk)
Afternoon session:
  • 1:00 - 1:20 Legal issues in Blogging
  • 1:30 - 2:30 Preparing Bloggers for the 2010 Elections
    - COMELEC on Blogging & Bloggers
    - Citizen Journalism for the 2010 Elections (Oliver Robillo, NAMFREL Chairman - Davao City)
    - The Bloggers Election Handbook project release (Janette Toral)
  • 2:40 - 3:30 Blog Advertising Situation in the Philippines (Yehey and 2 sponsors)
  • 3:30 - 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 - 4:45 Blogging to the Next Level (Fitz Villafuerte and Anton Diaz)
  • 4:45 - 5:00 Raffle & Group picture taking
7:00 pm onwards After-Event Party (sponsored)

At this point, we will appreciate referrals you can give in terms of entities we can approach for iBlog5 sponsorship. Just send me their info (contact name, position, company, email, contact number) and the assigned iBlog5 team member shall get in touch with them.

As usual, free food and schwags will be given to participants!

See you soon at iBlog5! I look forward meeting newbies and veteran bloggers alike soon!