02:37 PM

Heading for New York City and the Impact '05 conference...

By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcher


I'm excited to be heading to New York city this week to be a panelist at the Impact Conference held at New York University.

I'll be on panel with Joe Trippi, Howard Dean's political strategist and mastermind of an extremely effective Internet campaign that showed how blogging and other media technologies can be used by politicians to great effect.

I don't think it is an exaggeration if I say that the legacy of Mr Trippi's pioneering work will be seen in every future political election campaign in the US.

A very happy Andy Plesser, the organiser of the conference, tells me that the number of senior level executives attending the conference is phenomenal. I can't wait.

BTW, registrations are still open and will be open the day of the conference (September 15) and if you mention SiliconValleyWatcher you save $100 bucks because we are a media sponsor of the event.

From Impact '05:

Join Leading Journalists, Academics and Bloggers in New York City on September 15

Blogs, video news online, mass text messaging, social networking, RSS feeds and podcasting are challenging the dominance of conventional media and influencing public attitudes and corporate reputations. This unique, one-day conference will explore these issues with leading thinkers and practitioners.

Impact '05 Confirmed Speakers:

:: Ron Alsop, Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal

:: Len Apcar, Editor in Chief, NYTimes.com

:: Paul Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communications, Tuck School at Dartmouth

:: Cheryl Crispen, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Mortgage Bankers Association

:: Lewis D’Vorkin, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, News and Sports, America Online, Inc.

:: Jim Finn, Vice President of Corporate Communications, IBM

:: Tom Foremski, Editor and Publisher, Silicon Valley Watcher

:: Julia Hood, Editor-in-Chief, PR Week

:: Patrick Houston, General Manager, Yahoo! Tech

:: Jim Kennedy, Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning, The Associated Press

:: Brad King, Brad King, Web Editor, Technology Review

:: Kevin Maney, Technology Columnist, USA Today

:: Ed Paisley, Managing Editor, The Deal LLC

:: Jason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief, MIT’s Technology Review

:: Shoba Purushothaman, CEO and Co-Founder, The NewsMarket

:: Ruth Sarfaty, Vice President, Corporate Communications, America Online, Inc.

:: Elizabeth Spiers, Editor-in-Chief, mediabistro.com

:: Joe Trippi, Political Strategist

:: Joan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief, Salon.com