It still amazes me how many people don’t “get” social networking or understand how well a message can be conveyed online. For those people still living in a cave, I would say “Twestival” probably isn’t for you. BUT, if you want to be a part of a cool charity being promoted all over the world via Twitter, I hope you will join us at the “super cool” aloft in Tempe this coming Friday, September 11th at 6:00. This will be my second Twestival but my first in Arizona. It just so happens that I was in Seattle for a geekfest last year and, luckily, Twestival Seattle was held about a mile from my hotel! My friend, Chris Lee is doing an amazing job putting on this event here in Tempe. Today, I spoke to Chris and he sent me the following scoop in case you need the details. I hope to see you Friday at Twestival Phoenix! Thanks Chris!
This Friday, September 11th, Phoenix will participate in Twestival Local with 150+ cities around the world in a global tweetup for charity. Twestival enables people on Twitter to connect offline, network and catch up socially while supporting a good cause.
Our last event raised over $250,000 for charity: water, enabling them to drill 55 wells serving 17,000 people in Uganda, Ethiopia and India.
This event, Twestival Local, enables each city to select a local charity to support. Selections are approved through the Twestival global team. Twestival Phoenix Local is supporting St. Mary’s Food Bank. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry.
Twestival Phoenix Local will take place on 9/11/09 from 6 to 9 pm at aloft Tempe located at 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive · Tempe, Arizona 85281
Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised goes directly to charity.
Our aim is to bring all the various groups of #phx tweeps together in concert with this global tweetup to raise money for a good cause and to build community.
More information at http://phoenix.twestival.com.
Tickets are $10 – $20 and can be purchased at:
Admission includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers. Additional food and drink is available for purchase.
At Twestival Phoenix, we will have a silent auction and a raffle to help raise money for St. Mary’s Food Bank.