I’ve been so busy working on spreading the word about National Youth Workers Convention that I’ve literally forgotten to post about three exciting things I’m a part of in all 3 cities.
1. The FUN team is back and better than ever! Last year was YS’s first serious forray into social media during a live event. We didn’t really know what it should look like and we did some stuff great and not-so-great at others. This year I have a great team of volunteers in each city and we’ll be focusing on bringing together some fun live elements, some relections, and some video.
2. Social Networks, Video, and Your Ministry. I’ll be leading a grande lab with my co-worker and flipping video genius, Ian Robertson. If you want to learn how to mix social media skills with the power of video in your ministry… I will dare say this will be valuable for you. We really are going to show you how to use cheap cameras, cheap editing software, and great ideas into video magic for your group. Sure, we have high end “pro” toys we could show of. But true skill is using what you have to make something great.
3. Teens and Technology fishbowl. I’m not really “teaching” this one, but in all three cities I’ll be facilitating a fishbowl conversation around this important topic. I have no real idea where it’ll go and that’s the joy of a fishbowl. But it will be fun to see what the problems are that are out there and come up with some solutions.
If you’re on the bubble about coming this year, I just want to encourage you to make it happen. Unlike any other time in convention history… participants will be shaping the conversation of the convention. And that conversation will just be beginning at NYWC… more on that later.