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Sunday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Toss the Projector: Redefining the Presenter/Audience Dynamic

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Conferences are broken. Speakers feel like they are losing their audiences to email, Facebook, Twitter, and countless other digital distractions. And it's not just at conferences: everywhere in our lives, we find ourselves in a state of continuous partial attention, even with our spouses, teachers, and colleagues. And with constant connection comes constant distraction. It's definitely rude to tweet at the dinner table, but why should it be the same at a conference? Asking audiences to shut down their laptops and smartphones makes a public talk into a private, closed system. But many audiences are using technology to facilitate immediate, relevant, and valuable conversations focused around the talk's topic. Audiences are sharing conference ideas with the outside world, and this is a good thing! We should embrace the power of the backchannel. It's time to redefine the social dynamic between speakers and audiences. It's time to for talks to really be talks, to shift from presentation to conversation, and to think about how technology can profoundly benefit audience engagement. This talk will explain how technology has altered the nature of human attention, but will also explore how ideas are elevated and disseminated through digital conversations. In this talk, Arc90 and Behavior Design will debut a brand-new experimental tool to allow audiences and speakers to engage in a live, ongoing, and broad-based conversation. Come prepared for a unique experience -- one where you will be part of the show.
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Christopher Fahey

PartnerBehavior DesignChristopher Fahey is a founding partner and user experience director at Behavior Design, an award-winning New York web design consultancy focused on building compelling and elegant user experiences for business and culture. At Behavior, Chris has led the IA and... Read More →
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Tim Meaney

Partner & Lead StrategistArc90Tim is a Partner and Lead Strategist at Arc90, a New York City based web design and development consultancy. Tim also leads product development and is the CEO of Arc90's first product Kindling, an idea management and collaboration tool for organizations... Read More →
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Timothy Meaney

Partner, Arc90Arc90Tim is a Partner and Lead Strategist at Arc90, a New York City based web design and development consultancy. Tim also leads product development and is the CEO of Arc90's first product Kindling, an idea management and collaboration tool for organizations. Tim spends... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hilton, Salon H 500 East 4th Street

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