Friday, September 21, 2012
EVENT | Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 takes on the Digital Divide
GIVE EACH SIDE a chance to air their story—that’s one simple solution to settle the long-standing feud between pro- and anti-Internet piracy supporters. Pinoy Blogfest 3.0, an annual event staged by Gadgets Magazine, aims to do just that. Everyone—no matter which side of the piracy issue you’re on—is invited to be part of this instructive yet fun event, happening on Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Alphaland Tents (EDSA cor. Chino Roces, near Magallanes MRT station) in Makati City.
Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is themed Caught in the Web: Both Sides of the Digital Movement, and promises a whole afternoon of exciting activities. Whether you’re a tech geek, a music buff, a gamer, a fashionista, or just someone who wants to learn and discover new things, we’ve cooked up something special just for you.
The afternoon program, which opens at 12:00 noon, is free and open to the public.
The series of activities starts out with a digital photography workshop courtesy of Canon Philippines.Also lined up to talk about internet piracy, its effects, and how online movements are bridging the gap between consumers and content-makers are Atty. Ann Edillon of Bengzon Negre Untalan (BNU) Intellectual Property Attorneys, Diego Mapa of OPM bands Pedicab and Tarsius, and Mark Laccay from local creative funding platform Artiste Connect.
Color It Red, Taken By Cars, Ciudad, and other local OPM bands will be there for special guest performances. You can pick up gifts and prizesfrom our sponsors when you participate in the activities. You can also pick out awesome finds in our fashion aisle courtesy of Supersale Bazaar, while gaming rigs will be set up for those who want some free gaming action.
At the evening program, resource persons from the visual arts, publishing, music and legal industries will give an interactive discussion on internet piracy and digital rights. Legal luminary Adel Tamano, Director for Public Affairs and Communication of Coca-Cola will be the evening’s Keynote Speaker. Concluding the program will be the announcement of the winners of the GoodBlog Awards, music from local band Runmanila, and the raffle draws.
The evening program, which starts at 6:00 pm, is a BIO (By Invitation Only) event. If you wish to attend, please visit the Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/GadgetsMagazine and send a private message with your name and contact details so the organizers can put you on the guest list.
Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is staged by Gadgets Magazine and is made possible by Coca-Cola, NEO, AOC, Edifier,Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, and official media partner Manila Bulletin. For more information, head on over to www.gadgetsmagazine.com.ph/pinoy_blogfest3, or check out our daily updates at www.facebook.com/GadgetsMagazine.