May 8: Explore the State of Social Media
Do recent challenges at Facebook signal the end of social media as we currently know it? Or, are we simply witnessing the inevitable growing pains for a dynamic industry that in the space of little more than a decade has become an indispensable asset for our lives?
Explore these questions and more at the next edition of the Austin Forum titled “Social Media: How Is It Influencing Society, and How Should It Influence It?” Speakers for this Tuesday, May 8 event include Sherri Greenberg (LBJ School of Public Affairs), Amy Atchley (Austin Energy), Robert Chesney (University of Texas Law School), Amanda Zamora (The Texas Tribune) and Rod Favaron (Spredfast).
RSVP now to ensure your spot at this event. Doors open at 5:45 pm and the session begins at 6:15 pm. Also, be sure to stick around for the networking reception, which begins when speakers concludes at 7:30 pm. Location for the Austin Forum is the Austin Central Library at 710 W Cesar Chavez.
Also, remember that one lucky attendee at the May Austin Forum will win a free badge to SXSW 2019. Load Slido onto your smartphone before the event begins and you will have a chance at this fantastic prize!
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.