WHEN: July 20, 2007; arrive between 6PM – 7PM, talk begins at 7PM sharp (more details here)
WHERE: Sycamore Place (Sycamore & 7th), 2H (map) – scroll to the name Danicki on security system to connect for entry
SPEAKER & TOPIC: Adriana Lukas was born behind the Iron Curtain, the daughter of dissidents. Life under totalitarian rule came to an end in 1989, but the destruction wrought by the régime did not stop then. The tragic legacy of oppression continues to unfold.
Luckily, Adriana escaped to the west. She now resides in London, from where she will be travelling to join us in Cincinnati on July 20.
The first person from her country to go to Oxford University (she graduated from its Balliol College in politics, philosophy, and economics), Adriana discovered the online world in the midst of a fast-paced career that included working for a Big Five firm (“I was a management consultant…and then I got better,” she laughs), as a Lloyds broker, and as a risk analyst. She immediately took to the web, especially blogging, and eventually chucked in the “respectable” career to found the world’s first blogging and social media consultancy, the Big Blog Company, in early 2003.
Adriana quickly became an in-demand authority on all things internet-related, advising some of the world’s largest companies and speaking to audiences in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia about the online revolution that is changing everything. Yes, everything.
In her Cincinnati Salon talk, Adriana will discuss how today’s online world offers us the means to circumvent political power currently held in such dangerous hands, overthrow the corporate power many of us thanklessly toil for, and forge for ourselves unprecedented levels of freedom.
The explosion of the online world is probably the best chance we have of breaking all kinds of oppressive chains from our collective ankles. Come along to find out how you can get in on the mayhem and fun.