Rising Tide VIII: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans
September 13th, 2013 by
Since its inception eight years ago, Rising Tide has been one of the most exciting efforts to rally bloggers and new media experts around the cause of preserving and promoting the great city of New Orleans. With investigative journalism website The Lens as a sponsor and a roster of former speakers ranging from Treme creator David Simon to author John Barry and entertainer Harry Shearer, Rising Tide has become a yearly confluence of bloggers, supporters, and reformers of the Crescent City.
I have the honor of giving a presentation on the importance of online content at this year’s event, which will take place at Xavier University this Saturday, September 14.
Lt. General Russel Honoré, that “John Wayne dude” that former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin famously praised for kicking the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina into high gear, will give the keynote address.
Past years have approached the massive problems associated with rebuilding New Orleans in a variety of ways. From a humble beginning at the New Orleans Yacht Club in Mid City, Rising Tide has grown into a wide-ranging event, branching out far beyond the core group of bloggers that got the ball rolling on the first anniversary of Katrina in the summer of 2006.
This year’s event promises to be one of the biggest and best yet. Tickets are on sale now, and you can register for the event here. Everything kicks off at 9 a.m. on September 14 at Xavier University.
Come on out and join the ongoing discussion about how to keep New Orleans thriving for generations to come.