Matt O'Connell | Jan 24, 2012
The Hound Up has valuable updates across a lot of industries today. Soak up every delicious sentence… and maybe leave one or two of your own if you’ve got something to say.
Las Vegas continues to be a popular conference destination, with the Social Commerce Strategies program getting started there today, in addition to the GET MOTIVATED! Seminar. This highly acclaimed business conference has some powerful media buzz and notable speakers, including Laura Bush. We’d love some real, honest-to-God feedback on the usefulness and overall experience of this one, if any of you Hounds happen to be there, or have been in the past.
BlogWell Dallas provides a venue for major companies to share their knowledge and experience in maximizing their social media capabilities. A wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their social networking (and can get to Dallas).
The ICE Totally Gaming Conference begins loading up the card tables today in London, providing an interactive experience for professionals in the Gaming Industry (as in Casino, not Video) to discuss the latest technologies and innovations. Also in London: The Toy Fair. They’ve got lots and lots of toys there, and toys are a lot more exciting now than they were even in the recent past. This event shows off the coolest, latest, and greatest.
That’s only the tip of the conference iceberg. Browse our listings by date and find lots more exciting events kicking off toay, like Beyond Enterprise 2.0, Expo Marketing, and Cyber Defense & Network Security.
In other news…
It may not have happened to you yet, but it will soon. Facebook is switching all profiles over to the new timeline over the next couple of weeks, starting today. Uproar: ensue.
While I mentioned in a recent post that movies can incite technological innovation (through the imagination of screenwriters and prop builders), it has also been brought to my attention that occasionally the science of movies is not 100% accurate. Particularly pertaining to Space. Here’s some widely-believed movie myths that aren’t true.
The Oscar Nominations were announced at an unseemly hour of the morning, as usual. There are nine Best Picture nominees which include Hugo, The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, and The War Horse. I was happy to see Tree of Life finding a place on that list. Overall the list of nominees did not contain a lot of surprises, and seemed (to me) to be lacking inspiration. Maybe a lackluster year of movies is to blame, or maybe the Academy could have made more exciting choices. I know you’re all wondering what Ebert thinks: http://snff.in/wSaHHB… I’m wondering what you think!
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.