Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society, will hold its 7th Annual Research Symposium & Awards Gala on Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th at the Stanford Park Hotel in Palo Alto, CA
The event will feature the latest research findings from SNCR Fellows, leading thinkers, innovators and practitioners in new communications, social media & ICT.
Research presentations will include:
For full program details, visit: http://bit.ly/sncr-events.
In addition to the research symposium, on the evening of November 9th, SNCR will hold a gala awards dinner to honor the winners of the 2012 Excellence in New Communications Awards. These prestigious awards honor the work of individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and media outlets that are pioneering the use of new and emerging communications technologies. Awards are granted in six categories: External Communications and Communities, Internal Communications and Communities, Measurement and ROI, Mobile Media, Social Media Marketing, and Technology Innovation.
Special award honorees include: Visionary of the Year: Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn, for his role in creating the world’s largest social network that connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful.
Organization of the Year: TEDx for empowering communities, organizations and individuals with the platform and tools to stimulate dialogue and generate “ideas worth spreading” through TED-like experiences at the local level.
Innovation of the Year: Kickstarter for its crowd-sourced fundraising platform that enables individuals and small organizations to build a community of support for their creative ideas and projects. More than 31,000 projects have been successfully funded via Kickstarter.
Humanitarian Organizations of the Year: Ushahidi, a non-profit software company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. The Ushahidi platform has been used to map incidents of violence and peace events during the 2007 Kenyan presidential election, to track the 2008 anti-immigrant violence in South Africa, and to track the humanitarian crises following the Haiti and Chile earthquakes. Ushahidi is also used to map the gun culture in Serbia and report cases of corruption in Macedonia. Recently, Ushahidi has partnered with Huffington Post to crowdsource and map major issues in the upcoming U.S. election held in November.
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About the Society for New Communications Research
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society. For more information, visit http://sncr.org.