Nordica Photography

Vancouver Twestival

March 22, 2010

On Thursday the 15th, we will be doing some volunteer event photography at an excellent and important global event: Twestival.

In a nutshell, Twestival (which stands for Twitter Festival) is a fundraising event that is global and uses Twitter as the catalyst to raise money for Concern Worldwide. This is a description of Concern Worldwide in their own words:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

The Twestival event is pretty incredible though due to the participation globally and based on the effectiveness and willingness to give on behalf of the global Twitter community. But the organizers themselves can probably describe it better then us, so here you go in their own words:

On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness.  Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good.  All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.  If you would like to get involved, please Register your City, Register your School, or Volunteer and we will get in touch.  Organizers will be given a handbook and invitation to our collaboration workspace.  Follow @twestival for updates.

Nordica Photography was asked to participate and do photography for the evening, and we didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Marc Smith and Rebecca Bollwitt were kind enough to ask us to get involved, so we thank them for thinking of us! We even threw in a Social Media Package that will be up for auction, so hopefully that helps raise some money for this wonderful event.

So, on Thursday if you aren’t coming to Twestival or you are partipating in Dining Out For Life (which is another excellent event for a great cause that just so happens to be going on the same night), then you can follow our site as we’ll be posting pictures from the event.

Alternatively, follow the hashtag #yvrtwestival (or the Vancouver’s Twestival handle which is @YVRtwestival) as there’s going to be a lot of Twitter action going on throughout the evening!

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By Cole & Jakob  

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  1. Amber Branny

    Happy you guys are the volunteer photograpers for this event! I will be one of the hosts for the DOFL event, but will be sure to check out your images post event! Have fun

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