Vancouver’s social media is getting together to discuss how to persuade the organisers of the 2010 Winter Olympics to recognise the role of citizen media.
Raincity Studios is hosting a meet-up in Vancouver on Thursday 4 December, bringing together independent and grassroots media publishers and creators “to exchange ideas, resources, and notes about the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver”.
The aim is:
To discuss the possibility of an “independent media centre” at Raincity Studios office during the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic Games in February 2010 in order to maximize visibility and quality of documentation from local and international independent media makers.
The meeting is not intended as a protest against VANOC, but rather, as Raincity boss Robert Scales wrote in a comment on Newslab.ca:
We hope that we can work with the IOC to build a strategy and test innovative models over the next years to take full advantage of the various content created by fans and athletes.
The meeting is being held from 5pm-6pm at Raincity Studios HQ, Suite 420, 1 Alexander Street, in the Gastown area of Vancouver.