SMBNH # 3 on Education, Recording and Recap
This morning’s SMBNH, hosted by UNH and sponsored by the college and their Executive MBA program, was all about Education and new media. We had a slightly lower turnout than planned (46 of the 82 registered showed up), which may have been due to this unexpectedly gorgeous day here in New England – the first in quite some time.
Professor of Economics, Evangelos Simos, opened the meeting with remarks from UNH. One of my favorites was his paraphrasing of one of his favorite economists in saying that some of the world’s greatest inventions have come about in times of recession or strife, fueled by entrepreneurial thought and think tank groups like ours.
Opening remarks by Mr. Simos (captured by Jeff Cutler)
I then introduced Kelley Muir, Director of Float Left Labs, who discussed the new intern economy. She taught us all things we didn’t know about everything from internships that only benefit those who can afford them because they are bought, as well as other types of internships. She also discussed how new media tools were changing the face of interning completely.
After Kelley I introduced Hans Mundahl, an educator at New Hampton School. He discussed bringing Mogulus and live streaming video into his classroom. He also touched on some of the other tools he uses like his classroom wiki and FaceBook.
We then had an open Q&A learning session in the spirit of an unconference, where everyone had a chance to ask questions and share their knowledge.
It was a fantastic meeting. I hope that the open Q&A comes through in the embedded video below, as the mic did not quite reach everyone in the room. If you were a speaker or attendee, I encourage sharing. Please embed the video in your own sites. all I ask is that a) you do not modify or edit the recording and b) you link back to this post.
The next meeting will be in Concord, NH and will focus on Marketing and New Media. We are currently seeking speakers.