Want to get together with me next weekend? Well, if you are in the General Santos City area, or can get there by next weekend, it’s a great chance to do just that! Today, I wish to announce that I will be speaking at the Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 event, which will be held in General Santos City next Saturday, November 26, 2011.
The event will be ongoing from 8am until 5pm, and will be held at the Sun City Suites Hotel Complex, which is along the National Highway in GenSan. The theme of the event is “The Emergence of Blogs and Social Media.” My particular speech will be on the topic of the history of the Internet in Mindanao, and blogging in Mindanao.
This won’t be my first time to give a speech to an event like this, but it has been several years since I have done it. In the meantime I have given more informal talks to smaller groups, but this one will be more formalized and a larger group. I’ve been told to expect perhaps about 200 people to be at the event, so I am having to psych myself up to speak to a crowd of that size. It should be fun, though. If you are in or near General Santos City, I’d like to urge you to come and see my talk, as well as that of the other speakers at the event.
I know that there are at least a few readers of this site who live in GenSan, and I would sure enjoy meeting each of you if you can make it to the event. I tend to get to interact and meet with a lot of foreign readers when they visit Davao, but I am looking forward to this opportunity to see and meet more of my Filipino readers at the Blogfest next weekend. I would like to encourage anybody reading this, if you see me at the Blogfest, please do say hi to me, and introduce yourself, it will be my pleasure to meet you and talk for a few minutes, depending on how much time is available. So, don’t be shy, please give me a shout!
Another thing that I am looking forward to is that Feyma and I will be spending a few days in GenSan and will touch base with a number of friends and family in that area, which should be fun. I also have some clients down there that I have done some work for recently whom I’ll be meeting with, and it’s always nice to have a face to face meeting like that.
I would like to invite my two Kompares, Orman and Avel Manansala for inviting me to speak at their event, I’m looking forward to seeing them next weekend, as it’s been a while since we saw each other.
If you wish to attend the Blogfest, please register here.