PLCMC’s 2008 Technology Summit: Digital Youth Wired for Action

For three years the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County has held Technology Summits every year in the spring/summer. In fact, the first Tech Summit featured the wonderful insights of Mr. Michael Stephens (, and the emergence of Learning 2.0 (23 Things). PLCMC’s Learning 2.0 and the Tech Summits were the original creations of Ms. Helene Blowers (

The second Tech Summit featured Mr. Stephen Abram ( and the Second Life Library Project ( of Ms. Lori Bell.

This year’s summit is being headlined by Ms. Anastasia Goodstein. Anastasia is the author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online and the blog She is a frequent writer and speaker about youth/teens and media/technology. We are looking forward to a day of inspiration and practical application. In the following information you will find more details about the day’s events and how you might attend and participate.

Don’t miss the 2008 Technology Summit: Digital Youth Wired for Action

Brought to you by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County


The 2008 Technology Summit “Digital Youth Wired for Action” is a high-impact conference designed to inspire new learning and creativity in library staff, educators and others from around the region interested in youth development and learning. The day will be filled with practical tips and methods to help integrate new technologies into the programs and services you offer to children and teens.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Anastasia Goodstein. Goodstein is the author of Totally Wired: what teens and tweens are really doing online. Her blog, YPulse, is a leading media, technology and youth development information source, and School Library Journal recently published Goodstein’s article What Would Madison Avenue Do? Marketing to Teens.

Tickets to this exciting event are just $20 per person. Purchase tickets online through the library’s partnering agency, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (, or call 704-973-2828. (Note: a $5 handling fee will be added to all Internet and telephone orders.)


8:30–9:00 AM: Registration for Morning Session
9:00 AM: Morning Session: A focus on Teen Services
12:15 – 1:45 PM: Break for lunch (Maps of nearby dining choices will be provided.)
1:45–2:15 PM: Registration for Afternoon Session
2:15-5:00 PM: Afternoon Session: A focus on Children’s Services


ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
First time visiting ImaginOn? Visit the ImaginOn web site for directions, map and underground parking information.

A live audio stream of Anastasia’s presentations will be available on Second Life at Alliance Library’s InfoIsland Open Air Auditorium (103, 117, 33). For more information, contact Kelly Czarnecki at or IM BlueWings Hayek in Second Life.

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