New Media and the Arts Forum paints a cool future

The New Media and the Arts Forum, sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust’s Chicago Wallace Audience Engagement Network (CWAEN), and organized by TasteTV, was a big success. The half-day forum brought together two panels of arts and new media organizations who talked about the challenges, and the great opportunities, for arts organizations to thrive in the digital world using new media techniques.

There was a lot of talk and demonstrations about Twitter, mySpace, Facebook, Kickapps, Flash Videos, and frankly, “just getting started and doing it.” There looks like the possibility that TasteTV may publish a how to guide based on the discussions.

Keynote speakers at the event were Brian Solis of FutureWorks and Kara Walsh of Other panelists included:

Pete Burgeson
Director of Marketing

Daniel Honigman
Social Media Strategist
Tribune Interactive

Jim Hirsch

A.K. Crump
TasteTV Networks

Erik Schroeder
Director of Marketing
Lookingglass Theatre

Andrew Huff
Editor and Publisher
Gapers Block

Sara Wambold
Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Media Tastemakers Summit