For three years, Third Tuesday Toronto and Third Tuesday Ottawa have provided the social media community with opportunities to meet and discuss the most important trends and leading developments in social media, online community and relationships, and the implications of these things on traditional media and organizations.
I’m often asked by people how they can help with the organization of Third Tuesday. And I tell them that one thing we always need help with is identifying the topics that people want to discuss and speakers who have a thought provoking perspective to spark the conversation.
How do we get speakers to appear at Third Tuesday? The people who participate in Third Tuesday work our networks. We invite people we know whether they’ll speak to our community. And some smart people have said yes.
In the past three years, we’ve had some great speakers on topics that resonated with the community. People like Steve Rubel, Shel Israel, Shel Holtz, Richard Binhammer, Mathew Ingram, Michael Geist, Mark Evans, Colin McKay, Anthony Williams, Rob Hyndman, Michael McDerment, Saul Colt, Katie Paine, Marcel LeBrun, Carol Leaman, Marcel Lebrun, David Alston, Jeff Braybrook, Niall Cook, Bryan Person, Ilya Grigorik, Melanie Baker, Jim Murphy, Stephen Taylor, Paul Wells, Marshall Sponder, Mitch Joel, Alex and Ali de Bold, Darren Barefoot, Jesse Brown, Brendan Hodgson, Giovanni Rodriguez, Danielle Donders, Ryan Anderson, Marc Snyder, Joe Boughner, David Jones, Terry Fallis, Julie Rusciolelli, Keith McArthur and Martin Waxman.
So, if you have ideas for topics that you think would spark discussion at Third Tuesday, I’d like to hear from you. Even better, if you know someone who might be able to present a unique and leading edge perspective on this area, could you help us invite that person.
I’d love to hear from you either through a comment or by sending a message to @thornley on Twitter.