Hospitality & Tourism Students Meet Social Media

This Friday I am speaking to about 150 Maui high school students who are in the hospitality and tourism track. My friend Pomai Weigert, of AliÊ»i Kula Lavender, is determined to get social media best practices embedded in our Maui tourism community as early as possible! She presented a number of awesome ideas at the Social Media Club Tourism event last October,…

Blog World Expo ’08: Finding Your New Media Voice

Roxanne is in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend speaking at Blog World Expo ’08. She’ll be presenting: “Finding Your New Media Voice: Getting the Right Mix of Tech & Talent (link has expired)” during the Executive Track, today, Friday September 19th, 2008. Click on the image above to view her presentation online. Here are a list of sites she’ll be covering during…

Hawaii Musicians & Film Makers: SXSW Wants You!

I’ve been trying to help our regional SXSW coordinator, Phil Tripp, get the word out about this. SXSW is the leading annual conference in Austin, TX for music, film, and internet interactive. They are doing special outreach to get more representation for Hawaii creatives, and people this is a great chance! He is hosting a free event on Monday, September 8, 6…

How To Create a Conference Badge Page

Recently, after creating the “Badges” page for the PodCamp Hawaii site, we were contacted by several other Podcamp Organizers around the world. They wanted to know how we created the page and how to create the source code. It’s easy enough if you’re a programmer or web developer. But it can be confusing and difficult if you don’t wade around in HTML…

Garlic Festival & Borderfest: Making People Matter

Ed Struzik, an IBM guy by day and a Gilroy Garlic Festival 2008 President, is an awesome speaker. He mingled with the audience, encouraged questions throughout his presentation, and virtually demanded we interact with him. The festival is -16- 30 years old, far outlasting the typical festival life cycle of 3-5 years, as told to us earlier today by Dan McConnell. One…

Tourism: Festivals are Powerful Economical Tools

Dan McConnell DDB Worldwide just spoke here at the Hawaii Tourism Authority Festivals and Events conference I am attending (and tweeting and blogging too.) “Upgrading your web site” is only about 10% of what the internet has to offer today. Yet many of our Hawaii web sites are still web 1.0, not 2.0. So that means we have a long ways to…