Whew, has it already been almost two weeks since the blogger meet-up here in New York? Time has been flying, but I think I finally have a minute to tell you what happened. While we spent the night talking about OneVoice, blogs, ending the conflict in Israel & Palestine, the real theme of the night was serendipity.
The stars aligned on September 24th and Craig Newmark and Arianna Huffington were both in town from California. They acted as hosts for the evening and spoke alongside Daniel Lubetzky about the importance of our grassroots movement. Sharoz and Harris from Think Tank 3 let us use their store-front think space for the night and even got Duvel to donate a few cases of beer.
We were joined uncharacteristically early in the night by about 30 people including bloggers, supporters, friends and staff. We’ve been trying to collect all of the posts and photographs of the night and wanted to share the posts with you. Did I miss you? Leave a comment and let me know that you’ve posted.
Dan Sieradski, the founder of Jewschool and blogger at Orthodox Anarchist, took beautiful photographs that will give you a sense of the evening. Esther Kustanowitz wrote about it on the blog for ROI120, a conference that Leah Jones from Edelman attended this year and Dan, Aryeh Goldsmith and Will Levin, the Jewish Robot, attended in the summer of 2006. Etty from NuYorker and Adam from NuYorker and Heeb Magazine also joined us.
Miriam, who is also a OneVoice staffer, was there to represent the group blog Mideast Youth and Nadia Gergis came from the group blog Arabisto. (Nadia came on her birthday while she was on vacation in New York. Serendipity again at work!) Another group blogger who joined us was Michelle Haimoff from The Panelist who shared some of David Neubert’s photos.
Those are the posts we’ve seen so far. Thank you again for everyone who showed up, I know I haven’t included our whole guest list here. As we see more posts, we’ll let you know here.