We had an exciting day yesterday — the Fem2.0 conference was an incredible experience for both the organizers and the attendees! Thank you, everyone — both online and in person — who brought passion, creativity and commitment to Fem2.0 to make it such a success. May the energy, inspiration and goodwill generated yesterday continue to grow and snowball into positive real change.
Here’s a link to pictures taken by Katie and others. Do you have pics, video or blog posts? Send us the links and we’ll post them on the site! (If you’ve got them on Facebook, you can add them to our page.)
Here is just a taste of what people are saying about us:
I was lucky enough to be part of the Inauguration – on the Mall with my newest 1.5 million friends watching history change in front of our eyes. Well, I didn’t realize that, just a few short days later, I would have the same sense of being part of history, of being part of a change that has the potential to impact millions. In this case, it is as I listen to speakers at the Fem2.0 conference on how women’s presence on the web is already affecting not just women’s issues, but everyone’s issues.
From Writes Like She Talks (includes pics)
Let me just say that when I met people like Eleanor Smeal, Kim Gandy and Heather Booth, among several others, the first thing I said was, “Thank you!” What else do you say to these women who have tirelessly fought for women’s rights and equality for nearly five decades?
From the NYAC Blog
There was great awareness at the conference that both online and offline outreach are becoming necessary to truly reach everyone that needs to be reached. If we neglect web 2.0 technologies, we miss out on all of the energy and passion of youth. If we rely solely on web 2.0 technologies, we miss out on the experience and opinions of people who don’t have computers and people whose idea of being high-tech involves having an email address.
From CNS News
The conference featured several panelists discussing how the "new media" can be used by feminists to advance their agenda of “reproductive choice and justice,” and other issues facing women, including discrimination against minority women and those who have children.
What did you think of Fem2.0? Please give us your feedback in the comment section below and let us know how your experience was, what your thoughts were and what we can do to keep these conversations continuing into the future. We will be putting out a survey about the conference in a few days, but in the meantime we want to hear directly from you.
We hope that next year our mind-meld of feminists will be even bigger. Stay connected to Fem2.0 and join our email list — and encourage your friends to join too!
And the Twittercasts will continue; join us Sunday evening at 10 p.m. EST (as always): What are the next steps? How can we keep yesterday’s energy and determination going into the future? What are your ideas for making connections in this movement and using technology/the Internet to do it?
Thanks for everything you’ve done to make Fem2.0 a success — we could not have done this without you!