Understanding Social Media, Accelerating Social Participation

  • 21 Apr 2009
  • 6:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • JPMorgan Chase – 277 Park Avenue, between 47th and 48th on EAST side of Park


  • discount code for nyc upa volunteers
  • for guests of the advisory board
  • Valid student ID required.

Registration is closed
Event Description
What motivates technology-mediated social participation? Through improved interface design and social support, we can bring the benefits of social media to important challenges, such as healthcare delivery, e-commerce, business innovation, energy sustainability, and international development.

Billions participate in online social activities. Some participate as readers, searchers, or viewers. A fraction becomes contributors of user-generated content or moves beyond individual efforts to become collaborators. Some become leaders who participate in governance by setting and upholding policies, repairing vandalized materials, or mentoring novices.

Professor Ben Shneiderman offers the "Reader-to-Leader Framework" (developed with Jennifer Preece) to help researchers and designers understand social media and accelerate participation.

Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Please arrive by 6 to allow time to get through security. Photo ID required by security to enter building. It must match the name on the registration list.
Networking: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
(Optional) Dinner* at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever (participants pay for their own dinner)

About the Speaker
Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland.

Professor Shneiderman is also the author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th ed. March 2009). His book, Leonardo’s Laptop (MIT Press, 2002) won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution.

He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Deadlines, Transfers, Policies, & Dinner
Registration closes at 12:00 AM Friday, April 17th, 2009 (2 bus. days before the event).

Refundable until noon, Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 (2 bus. days after the event) by sending a request to RSVP@nycupa.org.
Transferable on or before noon Monday, April 20th, 2009 (1 day before the event) by sending a request to RSVP@nycupa.org. You must notify us, and get a confirmation, of this transfer or it will not be valid.

*Please note that dinner is an optional, post-event social activity and is not included in the event fee. It will be the responsibility of each individual who chooses to attend the dinner to pay for their own food, drink and any other expenses that may be associated with the dinner.

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