Win a Ticket to The Guardian Activate Summit - London July 9 2013

Guardian Activate Summit

Transforming the world through digital innovation, technology and openness.

Discover how digital innovation, technology and openness are transforming the world at the Guardian Activate Summit on 9 July in London. This event is your chance to meet the people using technology to transform how we do business and reshape the world.

We have 2 tickets to give away to 2 lucky Chinwag readers, enter here. The Competition closes on July 5th.

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UKTI Announces Guardian Activate India Trip 21-23 Mar - Register for Info

Indian Traffic

The Guardian’s Activate conference heads to Delhi on 21st March for an invite-only event bringing together leading influencers from technology, entrepreneurship and social innovation.

UKTI have a limited number of passes to Guardian Activate plus a local programme of activities and grants towards travel. There's more info coming soon, but in the meantime...

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The Story Behind The Guardian's World-beating Facebook App

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In this guest post, Martin Belam, the man behind The Guardian Facebook App, explains the thinking behind the app and where he sees it leading both media companies and brands.

Last September, Facebook promised to forever change the face of sharing on the web, with the launch of new features of the Open Graph allowing apps to automatically share a users actions. Reception, it would be fair to say, was mixed. For publishers it presented an opportunity to vastly increase traffic and reach, whilst for some people it “ruined” sharing. Nine months on, what does the picture look like?

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Win Tickets to Youth Marketing Strategy (21st June '12)


Youth Marketing Strategy (21st June 2012) is the industry summit that brings together the best minds, top brands and edgiest agencies involved in the fast-moving world of youth marketing.

Latest insights and experiences are shared, fresh ideas are discussed and invaluable new connections are made. If 16-24s are your target audience, this event can not be missed.

We're delighted the organisers have offered 3 lucky Chinwaggers the chance to win a free conference ticket worth £695.00.

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Win Tickets to the Guardian's Activate New York 2012 (Thurs 3rd May)


The Guardian is pleased to announce the launch of the second annual Activate Summit in New York on Thurs 3rd May 2012, an event for business leaders, developers and digital practitioners focusing on how we can change the world through technology.

We're delighted that The Guardian have offered a few lucky Chinwaggers the chance to win two pairs of conference tickets worth approx $2390.00!

Entering the competition could not be easier, simply follow the link below and complete the form and a ticket could be yours.

Please note: the prize does not include travel / accommodation - please enter only if you are able to attend!

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Business of APIs London

APIs mean Business! Learn API strategies from LinkedIn, ESPN, Netflix , Qwerly and others at the Business of APIs conference.

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Date: 25 October 2011
Location: Altitude 360, UK

Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Jam in London

you have ideas for how news and journalism can be edgier, cooler, and more interactive online? Join Mozilla & Knight Foundation, and The Guardian, on May 28 for an all-day brainstorm and design jam about the future of journalism online.

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Date: 28 May 2011
Location: The Guardian, UK

Newspapers: The Journey from Print to Web to Social (Infographic)

Newspapers and a changing audience by Will Sturgeon on The Media Blog

A neat demographic for those interested in how the old-school newspaper world is coping with the changes posed first by the web, and now social media created by Will Sturgeon on The Media Blog (an excellent read, follow them: @the_mediablog)

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Activate New York

Activate examines & debates the influence of technology on global society in areas as diverse as media, commerce & economics, the environment, energy & sustainability, citizenship, democracy, governance and & accountability, the developing world, healthcare, education, science & humanity.

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Date: 28 April 2011
Location: The Paley Center for Media, US

Apps Go Social sponsored by Nokia & GlobalWebIndex

The apps market is going from strength to strength, with brands dominating the space, the next generation of apps are increasingly becoming more social integrating; checkin's, likes and recommendation engines to add extra value to the user, any time any where. Includes a light lunch. RSVP!

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Date: 7 February 2011
Location: Scott Room, Guardian News & Media, UK

Activate 2010 Review

Clay Shirky by Aleks Krotoski

I think it’s easy as an agency in a B2B market to forget about the greater good and the impact digital can have in truly bringing about positive change.

Having won a ticket through Chinwag to The Guardian’s Activate Summit 2010, I experienced a day I would most likely not have otherwise enjoyed, but will certainly not miss in years to come.

I sat through each session being reminded of just what an exceptional ‘ecosystem’ (to nick Julie Meyer’s term) we are all plugged in to with the wonderful world that is the internet, and saw glimpses of what social media looks like when used to influence government decisions (Beth Noveck, White House Open Government Initiative), how aid is administered in Third World outreaches (Ethan Zuckerman, Global Voices), and even in your local neighbourhood (Steven Clift,

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Win Tickets for The Guardian Activate Summit 2010

Guardian Activate 2010

UPDATE: 10% discount, use code 'Chinwag' when registering.

Don't say we don't spoil you!

On 1st July, The Guardian's Activate Summit is back, and we've hooked up with the lovely folks at Guardian Towers for a competition to win two tickets to this high-profile conference, worth over £600.

After an incredible first year, this powerful gathering of global visionaries returns for a day of ideas and inspiration, providing insight into how the web and associated technologies are reshaping our world.

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MediaGuardian Oxford Media Convention 2010

This one-day conference, organised by ippr in partnership with MediaGuardian, returns for its eighth year. The Oxford Media Convention 2010 will focus on the realities of a converged media world as senior government and industry figures come together to discuss current and forthcoming challenges.

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Date: 21 January 2010
Location: Saïd Business School, UK

Changing Advertising Summit

The Changing Advertising Summit will provide you with access to the biggest names and the brightest stars in advertising, both as speakers and as delegates.

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Date: 19 October 2009
Location: Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel, UK

The Guardian buys Madeleine McCann

Newspapers competing for audiences are not dissimilar to kids in a sandpit as they jostle for that top search engine ranking. The seach engine is king these days and online content is often written for SEO bots instead of human eyes. In fact this boring headline is written for Google.

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