World-class electronic and contemporary music, 3d VJ projections and inspiring tech-activism talks -- the second SHARE conference is coming up on 26-28 April 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia. The event will gather more than two thousand activists, bloggers, engineers, programmers and artists from the Balkans as well as from around the world.
Since the first SHARE was held in Belgrade in spring 2011, the turbulence of Internet activism has shaken every part of the planet. Arab spring, #occupy Wall Street, fight against SOPA and PIPA bills are just some of large movements, which showed that the Internet has a growing influence and inspires radical changes and community action.
SHARE conference (or should I say festival?) aspires to become the epicenter of this change -- an open space devoted to the exchange of progressive ideas and knowledge in the field of society, technology, Internet, music and new media. SHARE represents an interesting trend to mix tech meetups for activists with alternative entertainment (music & performance). The quality networking time helps in offline socializing, and is very important, as many people who attend events like this have already met online, but hasn’t as yet made a “real world” connection.
Anka and I (from the NetSquared team) are going to attend the conference. On the very last day (Sat, April 28) we will give a presentation on TechSoup’s Europe planned and current activities in the Balkans. We are hoping to meet a lot of people, and potential partners. I am also planning on having lots of fun.
If you want to connect with us at the event, give us a shout!
And if you are not attending -- definetely check out this video from the SHARE conference last year!