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Brussels Twestival 2009

Posted on | January 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

    As many cities in the world (Paris, London, New York, Vancouver…), Brussels will organise a “Twestival” next 12 February 2009 to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

    A Twestival, what’s that?

    It all began in September 2008, when a group of Twitterers based in London UK decided to organise an event where the local Twitter community could socialize offline; meet the faces behind the avatars, enjoy some entertainment, have a few drinks and tie this in with a food drive and fundraising effort for a local homeless charity.

    The bulk of the event was organized in under two weeks, via Twitter and utilized the talents and financial support of the local Twittersphere to make this happen.

    Around the world similar stories started appearing of local Twitter communities coming together and taking action for a great cause. Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but working from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.

    By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis.

    Brussels Twestival: on the agenda

    First, there will be a lecture on social networks and their societal mark.
    Then, 3 bands will make you dance in a real party with real music!
    And You choose you ticket price (from 5 up to 50 €)! Keep in mind that the Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects.

    charity: water promo featuring “Time Bomb” by Beck from charity: water on Vimeo.

    Want to know more?

    In French, there is an article in Lalibre.be


    One Response to “Brussels Twestival 2009”

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