Hai Media Group’s Lisa Devaney attended SHINE 09, a two-day business “unconference” for social entrepreneurs. The event included one-to-one mentoring sessions, social collaboration games, creative brainstorming to foster new ideas, and guidance to help execute new projects.
Funding was won for a new project by Martin Sherrard, for his Stratford Walled Kitchen Garden concept, offering horticultural training and a community restaurant serving produce grown in the garden. He pitched his concept for the prize, along with Re-Made in Brixton, Open Free Cycle and Youandiskills.com.
Participating in Dave Wilcox’s social collaboration game, Devaney, along with others, conceived the concept of “Re-Think!” a community programme for troubled youths caught in the criminal justice system that would see them be taught new 21st century skills by learning how to re-furbish old computers from discarded consumer electronics. While Re-Think! didn’t win the game, due to a request for more funding than was on offer, the process brought together a mix of ideas and agendas and created something productive.
Lisa Devaney blogged about SHINE 09, here:
Other non-traditional conferences coming up in the UK include:
bTWEEN (11-12 June 2009, Liverpool), an interactive digital media forum
2gether09, a London summer conference run in festival style, aims to explore and celebrate how technology can be used to promote social progress.
Over The Air, a September London mobile development gathering spaced over two days of fun, learning, hacking and socializing with participants camping over night.
Hai Media Group’s Lisa Devaney is now writing for citizen journalist website DigitalJournal.com, contributing news reports from London, UK.
Within a short time of writing for the outlet, she won attention from the editors, receiving acclaim and a Top Find Award for her coverage of the G20 protests in London, 1 April 2009. The editor’s who reviewed her work said:
“For instance, check out Lisa Devaney‘s stunning article on the G20 protests in London. She was able to write intimately on the anger flaring between demonstrators and police, nicely complementing her article with illustrative photos. She interviewed various activists and protesters who had some passionate statements to say about the political meeting. We commend Lisa for her in-person interviews and passion for being on the ground at one of the most important events of 2009.”
Read more of her articles here:
Author Zoe Margolis Replies to Amazon’s alleged censorship
New Tamil Protests Hit London, Questions Remain About G20 Death
Bloggers Make History At G20 Summit
All Night Camp Out Planned In Streets of London for G20 Protests
Banks Are Financial Casinos, Leading UK Economist Says
Day 1 of London G20 Protests More Gandhi Than Rambo
London Braces for G20 Protests Next Week
London Treated to Future of Sound, Future of Light Event
Hai Media Group’s Lisa Devaney is a contributing guest blogger to the trade magazine Brand Republic, for the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries.
Her blog Quick Peeks offers insight to happenings in business, new technology, arts and entertainment. Quick Peeks was started in June 2008, at the invitation of the publication’s editor, and joins a collection of communications industry bloggers who are contributing to Brand Republic.
View our launch press release here:
Hai Media Group Opens for Business
On Wednesday, 30th January 2008, the Hai Media Group officially opened for business. The agency represents new branding for consultantcy work its founder and director Lisa Devaney has been providing since 2002.
Why hai? Hai means yes in Japanese, and is a positive affirmational statement that we apply to working with all of our clients and business associates.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org