Will you be at Creating Change in Houston?

New Media Training Institute, Presented by GLAAD and Purpose

At the New Media Training Institute (NMTI), you will spend a day with social media and digital strategy experts including Ryan Davis, Vice President of Community at Vocativ, former Social Media Director at Blue State Digital and @RyanNewYork on Twitter and Allison Palmer of Purpose, formerly VP of Campaigns and Programs at GLAAD. You will learn about the latest digital tools and online advocacy strategies that you can incorporate into your work, how to find social media tools that are appropriate for your budget, how to stay on top of the latest new media trends, and how to successfully implement them at your organization.

NMTI Presenters

Ryan Davis, Vocativ
Twitter: @RyanNewYork @vocativ

Zack Ford, ThinkProgress LGBT at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Twitter: @ZackFord @TPEquality

Reina Gossett, Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
Twitter: @reinagossett @srlp

Dani Heffernan, GLAAD
Twitter: @DaniHeffernan @glaad

Allison Palmer, Purpose
Twitter: @allisonpalmer @purpose

Cameron Tolle, Freedom to Marry
Twitter: @freedomtomarry



Participants must register for the Creating Change conference, held in Houston from January 29-February 2, 2014. Register at www.creatingchange.org

More Information 

Ryan Davis, Vice President of Community, Vocativ: Ryan Davis sets social media and community strategy for the media startup Vocativ. He formerly was Social Media Director at Blue State Digital and worked with over fifty clients to create innovative social media strategies and creative content across all channels. Some favorites of his many diverse clients included The X Factor, The NAACP, The United Way and The Rockefeller Foundation. Ryan regularly speaks on topics from social media engagement to the presidency and digital media at universities including Harvard, Yale, & Columbia and conferences in London, New York, Vienna, Las Vegas, & Toronto. Ryan was a member of the web team on Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign and has served as digital director on city and statewide campaigns in New York. He's also consulted on the digital marketing for Tony-nominated Broadway productions. In 2012, he was the co-founder and digital director of The Four 2012, a social media campaign for marriage equality. He tweets often at @RyanNewYork.

About GLAAD: GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

About Purpose: Purpose is a home for building movements that use the power of participation to change the world. We use technology to enable and inspire people to take collective action, both online and on the ground. Our work has engaged millions across the globe--catalyzing governments to change policies, businesses to change practices, and individuals to claim the power that they possess as citizen, consumer, corporate, and cultural influencers. Visit www.purpose.com and follow @purpose on Twitter.