Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 takes on the Digital Divide

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Give each side a chance to air their story—that’s one simple solution to settle the feud between pro- and anti-Internet piracy supporters. Pinoy Blogfest 3.0, an annual event staged by Gadgets Magazine, aims to do just that. Everyone—no matter which side of the issue you’re on—is invited to be part of this instructive yet fun event, happening on Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Alphaland Tents (EDSA cor. Chino Roces, near Magallanes MRT station) in Makati City.

Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is themed Caught in the Web: Both Sides of the Digital Movement, and promises a whole afternoon of exciting activities. Whether you’re a tech geek, a music buff, a gamer, a fashionista, or just someone who wants to learn and discover new things, we’ve cooked up something special just for you.

The afternoon program is free and open to the public. It begins with a digital photography session courtesy of Canon Crusader of Light, Sara Black. Next on the program is a talk about Intellectual Property law by Atty. Ann Edillon of Bengzon Negre Untalan (BNU) Intellectual Property Attorneys. Diego Mapa of OPM bands Pedicab and Tarsius, and Mark Laccay from local creative funding platform Artiste Connect will also share how crowd funding can bridge the gap between consumers and content-makers.

Color It Red, Downdraft, Taken By Cars, and Ciudad will be there for special guest performances. You can win gifts and prizes from our sponsors when you participate in various activities, including a fun segment by Edifier. You can also pick out awesome finds in our fashion aisle courtesy of Supersale Bazaar, while gaming rigs from Sony will be set up for those who want free gaming action.

In the evening program, there will be a panel discussion on Internet piracy and digital rights. To give this interactive dialog are Filipino Freethinker Leloy Claudio, former IPOPHL consultant Atty. Mark Dy, and Engr. Jason Conanan from local band Hidden Nikki. Legal luminary Adel Tamano, Director for Public Affairs and Communication of Coca-Cola will be the evening’s Keynote Speaker. Concluding the program will be the announcement of the winners of the GoodBlog Awards, music from local bands Runmanila and Black Summer, and the raffle draws.

The evening program, which starts at 6:30 pm, is a BIO (By Invitation Only) event. If you wish to attend, please visit www.facebook.com/GadgetsMagazine and send a private message with your name and contact details so the organizers can put you on the guest list.

Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is brought you by Gadgets Magazine and Coca-Cola, in cooperation with Edifier, NEO Laptops and AOC Monitors, and support from Canon Philippines, HP, Sony, Mili and Divoom, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, Reebok, Supersale Bazaar, Artiste Connect, The Ateneo Musicians’ Pool, and official media partner Manila Bulletin. For more information, please visit www.gadgetsmagazine.com.ph/pinoy_blogfest3.