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 at Pinoy Blogfest 3.0!
This year, we’re taking on what we call the “Digital Divide”—the relationship of consumers and content-makers online and how they are both affected by Internet piracy. Everyone—no matter which side of the piracy issue you’re on—is invited to be part of this event, themed Caught in the Web: Both Sides of the Digital Movement. It will be on Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Alphaland Tents (EDSA cor. Chino Roces, near Magallanes MRT station) in Makati City.
The afternoon program, which opens at 12:00 noon, is free and open to the public!
Lined up in the afternoon are a digital photography workshop courtesy of Canon Philippines, and interesting discussions about internet piracy, its effects, and how online movements are bridging the gap between consumers and content-makers. To tell us about these topics 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.
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. Participate in all our booths and win extra special prizes! We will also hold the awarding ceremony of the Caught in the Web PSA competition for college students.
If you want to attend the evening program, which is a BIO (By Invitation Only) event, please send us a message via Facebook with your name and contact details. During this part of the 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 also be there to deliver a keynote speech.
We will also announce and the winners of the much-awaited GoodBlog Awards in the evening. The night ends in a raffle draw and a performance from local band Runmanila.