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Travel + Photography in the Age of Mobile: brought to you by Gogobot & The Mobile Media Lab
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Join Gogobot and The Mobile Media Lab for a forward-thinking discussion and networking event during Social Media Week! We will delve into what it means to be a traveler and a photographer in our ever-increasingly digital age.
- 6:30-7pm: Arrival
- 7pm: Introductions
- 7:15pm: Keynote Speaker, Ben Lowy
- 7:30-8:30pm: Panel Discussion with Charlie Grosso, John de Guzman, Monica Suma, and Kevin Lu, questions by Gogobot, The Mobile Media Lab, and the Audience
- 8:30-9:30pm: Networking
On-site raffle for Travel $$$!
Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available and in stores now. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism. benlowy.com
John de Guzman is a passionate mobile photographer. His instagram account has reached over 28,000 followers. He uses his iPhone to document his life in realtime, whether running around NYC or globetrotting, most recently to Iceland, Puerto Rico, Miami and Las Vegas. He did an instagram project about 9/11 last year that was featured on Mashable and is now an iBook. John's photography has appeared in The Atlantic's In Focus series, ABC Channel 7's News and Gothamist. His photo "Opening up Skies" is one of the defining captures of the 9/11 Tribute in Lights. John is the founder of NYCbaton, a communal instagram account shared by NYC IGers. John can be found on twitter and facebook as well as instagram. His personal site: johndeguzman.com
Monica Suma is a Romanian-born freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer/Editor, who resides in New York City. An avid traveler and a social media addict, Monica is constantly on the lookout for her next adventure, always accompanied by her camera and iPhone. She contributes to several online publications: Matador Network, Examiner.com, Imperator Travel, Love & Fly, and is a Gogobot Pro 2013. She is also the Social Media Manager for MommyCoach.com, a new startup located in the Spark Labs incubator in Union Square. She holds a Media Studies and Journalism degree and is currently pursuing a Digital Media Marketing Certificate at NYU. You can follow her adventures on her blog http://www.monica-suma.com, on Instagram or on Twitter @MonicaSuma.
Kevin Lu is a biomedical engineer. He enjoys outdoor activities and he loves running marathons. Less than one year ago, he bought his first camera to take photos for the running blogs he writes. Through learning and practicing photography, Kevin has quickly and unexpectedly built a group of Instagram followers who appreciate his photographs of New York City. Kevin is also an active member of Gogobot, as he regularly contributes with unique photos and reviews. You can see many of Kevin’s photographs in his new online gallery at frametasy.com.
Charlie Grosso has often being accused of being a spy when she is on the road. She is a multi-track career hybrid (the perfect cover) whose primary concern is story-telling, creating connections and problem solving. Her long list of disguises include, advertising and fine art photographer, creative director, art gallery director, adventurer, fire starter, world traveler, writer, and brand consultant. She was the only woman to complete The Mongol Rally alone in 2012. Her photographic work has been published and exhibited world wide. Travel + Escape featured dubbed Ms Grosso a New Nomad and she is featured in their new web series. Her 6 week drive from Prague to Ulaanbaatar is featured by Intrepid Travel and Afar. charliegrosso.com
If you would like to submit a question for our panel please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Gogobot and TIMEREPUBLIK
With over two and a half million users, Gogobot (www.gogobot.com) is quickly becoming a leader in the social media travel market. The award-winning website and travel app helps you tap into your friends and like-minded travelers on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to provide you with personalized results on hotels, restaurants and things to do. Ask questions, plan and map a trip, keep track of former travels.
Gogobot's free iPhone app helps users explore, plan, book and share their travel experiences right from the phone. Gogobot is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with an office in London.
If you have any questions and live in the New York City area, do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Layne Cardon ("Jenny Layne"), the NYC Community Manager at NYC@gogobot.com or tweet @GogobotNYC.
TIMEREPUBLIK (www.TIMEREPUBLIK.com) is a global time bank, which allows users to exchange services based on the needs of each individual.
Our goal is to bring a communal quality back to the way we interact. Enlivening a once-upon-a-time era where neighbors helped each other out, while providing a safe and trustworthy platform for folks to do so. Only in this case, we’ve broken down the barriers of continental distance, allowing the whole world to become one another’s neighbor. TIMEREPUBLIK is a revolution in the way things have always been done, a digital platform where everyone’s time is created equal.
With a global time bank like TIMEREPUBLIK, the possibilities are endless! But don’t just take our word for it, register and see for yourself.
**If you have any questions about registration, attending this event, or you just want to shoot me a hearty "howdy" contact me via e-mail: Alisha@TIMEREPUBLIK.com