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Conferences for 2009

So I am trying to figure out my conference schedule/budget for 2009.  So far for the first quarter:

– I am speaking at Engage Expo (formerly Virtual Worlds)  – 3/10-11, NYC
– I am doing a podcast for and then attending SXSW – 3/13-17, Austin TX
– I am doing a regular podcast for Kids Online hopefully starting soon.

I also have a calendar that I am sharing of other Kids/Entertainment industry conferences.  Let me know if you want to be one of the admins for that calendar or have any other conferences you think I should add.

Anyone have any other big events coming up quickly that aren’t on my radar yet but should be?

And one of my many new years resolutions is to bog more this year.  Last year got away from me, but I will wrangle 2009 in a bit and try to have more control.


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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

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