On March 25, 2010, the social media communities in 175 cities from around the world will come together to raise money for one special cause. Twestival, also known as the Twitter Festival is organized by social media volunteers in multiple locations.
This year, the annual event will be raising money for Concern Worldwide (concern.net @Concern ), an international humanitarian organization transforming the lives of the world’s poorest, most marginalized children through access to education. Over 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. @Concern Worldwide has been selected by the Twestival global team and local organizers to be the recipient because of their comprehensive and well respected approach to education. This is an issue that involves many different elements; hunger, water, teacher training, building of schools, etc. Twestival hopes to use the power of their global event fundraising and social media influence as a vehicle to give people insight into this cause on a deeper level
In 2009, Twestival events raised over $250,000 for @CharityWater.
This year, Twestival in Los Angeles will take place March 25th at The Roxy from 7-11pm PT.
TO PURCHASE TIX – http://www.amiando.com/Twestival2010_LosAngeles.html
@LATWESTIVAL @TheRoxy will feature: Video turntablist/remixer Mike Relm (Youtube Live, Webby Awards), TweetMuseum – one-of-a-kind celebrity Twitter art, Polite in Public Digital Photo booth, 16 year-old DJ prodigy and music blogger Jake Simon, LA’s favorite party band City Museum, plus: a SURPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE by a top touring alternative band! The event is Co-hosted by @ShiraLazar and Oprah Radio’s Derrick Ashong (@ashong) as well as other prominent members of LA’s Social Media community. Twestival will be broadcast online on Ustream. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Twestival sponsor Amiando:http://la.twestival.com Follow @latwestival Official Hashtag is #LAtwestival.
Twestival will be streaming live on Ustream.TV
To find a city near you or to make a donation, visit Twestival.com
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