Upcoming Events - September 2010

It has been a while since I've posted a list of upcoming events. However, this month presents so many great events, it is hard to choose between them.

This evening, I plan on attending the The Grove's Launch Party. I expect to also spend some time talking with folks about Podcamp CT.

Tomorrow there will be the funeral for Connecticut State Trooper First Class Kenneth Hall in Hartford. I am not planning on attending the funeral, however, I am concerned whether it will create traffic problems for my wife or other friends that work near the Capital.

The weekend starts off with the The 2010 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo in Edgerton Park, New Haven, September 10-12th. This includes the CT Folk Songwriting Contest Hosted by Vance Gilbert and a concert by Red Molly Saturday afternoon, and Susan Werner, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, and Kathy Mattea all playing in the evening. These are all performers we've come to love from our frequent trips to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Also taking place this weekend is the 39th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster at Eisenhower Park in Milford CT from 10 to 5 on September 11th. I used to love going to Firemen's Musters when I was a kid and this year, there are musters across the country on September 11th. I can think of few better ways to remember 9/11 than attend a Firemen's Muster. Of course, one better way just might be the Interfaith Prayer Vigil. Gathering to pray with Christian, Jewish and Muslim brothers and sisters is another great way to honor those who lost their lives in 9/11.

Also on the 11th, the band Spuyten Duyvil will be playing on Long Island

Next week starts off with Digiday:Mobile and Digiday:Social. These are going to be two good conferences and I need to see if I can fit them into my schedule. Yet there is also Back To School Night for my daughter on Tuesday.

Then, on Wednesday, the 15th, CBIA will host Integrating Social Media into Your Business Strategy with Brent Robertson. For those who aren't up on social media and business, it is probably worth the $75 for CBIA members and $135 for non-members. However, if you are interested in attending, you need to act fast. I'm told it is almost sold out.

In the evening, the New Haven Independent is having its Fifth Birthday Bash. I have been a long time fan of the New Haven Independent and look forward to this.

On Thursday, the 16th the United Way of Greater New Haven will have its Campaign Kick Off Celebration.
Also on Thursday, there will be an e-democracy meeting in San Diego which sounds interesting, but is too far for me to travel to.

UN Week is September 20-24th. Mashable will sponsor a Social Good Summit and a Digital Media Lounge as part of UN Week. This sounds especially interesting, particularly the focus on the millennium development goals.

Also during UN Week is the New York Games Conference on September 21st. I've covered this in previous years and I'm trying to decide if I should try and fit it into my schedule for this year.

Immediately after UN Week is the National Conference of State Legislatures National Redistricting Seminar in Providence, RI. Redistricting is an extremely important issue and NCSL runs great conferences and seminars.

I am sure that as soon as I post this, I will find half a dozen other events that I really should try to attend.

So, what do you think? What events should I attend? What events would you like to see me write about? Are there other events that you think I should have on my radar?

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