TaiwaneseAmerican.org at BANANA 2 Conference in LA

A most wanted list of Asian Pacific Islander American bloggers from across the country will participate in BANANA 2 on February 26, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the back lot of CBS Studios in Studio City, California.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Location: CBS Studio Center
Address: 4024 Radford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180721625288318

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to support this historic in-person gathering of prominent Asian American voices from across the Net! Also, TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s very own founder, Ho Chie Tsai, will also be speaking on an early morning panel entitled “Building Online Communities.”

*EDIT* Watch the recorded live-stream here:

*EDIT* Watch the other recorded live-stream panels here: http://www.ustream.tv/user/banana-2/videos

Register at http://www.banana-2.com/register/

BANANA 2 is a follow-up to the inaugural convening in Nov. 2009 co-hosted by Lac Su, author of I Love Yous Are For White People (HarperCollins, 2009) and Steve Nguyen, a television/film producer and head of the ChannelAPA.com’s Los Angeles division, who enlisted the help of a small group of bloggers and community activists to produce an event highlighting and amplifying the online voices of Asian Americans.

“We are excited to have a talented group of established and up-and-coming bloggers from the APIA community at this second annual gathering to share their voices, knowledge, endeavors and visions with others – bloggers and non-bloggers, APIAs and non-APIAs,” said Su. “All of the bloggers expected to attend have unique views of their own community, and will share their progression as an APIA blogger.”

The conference will provide an opportunity for bloggers and their readers to build a stronger community by beginning conversations and building relationships beyond the conference. Conference panels will include topics on using blogs and social media to create meaningful social change, working with businesses and corporations and defining the role of Asian American bloggers.

The first gathering featured bloggers from Angry Asian Man, Minority Militant, 8Asians, Neaato (Network of Entertaining Asian American Talent), Hyphen Magazine, Mochi Magazine, Channel APA, Bicoastal Bitchin’, AArising, Antisocial Ladder, Nikkei View, VisualizAsian, Kimchi Mamas, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese American Network), bigWOWO, and Sepia Mutiny.

Conference admission is $20 per person. Participants will be able to register online at http://banana-2.com/ now until Feb. 25, 2011.

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