How to participate in the Emergency Social Data Summit

Over the past year we’ve noticed that you increasingly contact us at our Twitter and Facebook account with requests for emergency help.

We suspected we were not alone among disaster responders in receiving this sort of info so we conducted a survey that indeed proves you are increasingly turning to the social web for help.

Because of this, we’re gathering government, nonprofits, social technologists, and engaged citizens to begin evaluating the increased role of the public in disaster response in the age of the social web.

Please feel free to join us online for our Emergency Social Data Summit from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 12. There are several ways to do this:

1) Visit the NextGen website to see the event via ustream.  This ustream will be archived via The Emergency Social Data blog.

2) Via Twitter and #crisisdata hashtag.  We will be watching and broadcasting this hashtag all day and there will be an official Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT.

3) Add your contributions to the Crisis Data wiki.

We’re hosting this event to bring together government agencies, emergency management professionals, disaster response organizations, tech companies and concerned citizens to address how to reply to these digital requests for help more effectively. That means what you bring to this discussion is really important. So we’ve created a variety of ways we can all interact.

The case for integrating crisis response with social media


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