I just discovered that Walter Jennings had liveblogged the Arthur W. Page Society Annual Conference. So here’s where you can go for one blogger’s as-it-happened account of one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended.
Mr. Jennings, a former communications chief for Ford Credit, must be a typing maniac. He’s moved to Australia, so I’m thinking he has a bit of the Tasmanian Devil in him, at least around a keyboard.
He blogged a lot about the conference, everything from Miles White’s opening keynote to the Globalization panel featuring Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal, his comments about China’s water problems and his advice to China; Geoff Davis of Unitus on micro-finance, Debjani Deb on outsourcing, Beth Comstock’s Peacock-eye view of the New Media Landscape from NBC Universal, comments from Phil Rosenthal (the Chicago Tribune’s media critic), from Mitch Gelman of CNN.com and from Sue Gardner, from the foundation that supports Wikipedia.
Monday night’s dinner at Mission San Juan Capistrano was great, and Mr. Jennings captured the essence of Tina Brown’s keynote. He also covered our panel on social networking, including extended posts on my fellow panelists Jeff Berman from MySpace and Adam Brown from Coca-Cola. Here’s his post on the NGO panel, and on Michael Hyter’s presentation on generational differences.
If you attended the Page Society conference, these posts will help refresh your memories of the various sessions, and if you didn’t attend, they’ll give you a taste of this first-rate and highly stimulating event.