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Abp Tagle leads stalwart speakers of the 1st Catholic Social Media Summit
MANILA, July 5, 2012—No less than Facebook- and Twitter-savvy Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle is the keynote speaker at the much-awaited 1st Catholic Social Media Summit next week.
His talk themed “Social Media Spirituality” will relate technology with theology and discuss on the phenomenon of New Media Evangelization.
Joining Tagle in the CSMS panel of speakers is a blogging priest, a radio-show-host, social media marketing expert, a film producer, a television reporter, a bank executive and a phone applications developer.
Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSP from the Communications Foundation for Asia, will talk about the “Word made Flesh and Digital” in his talk “The Cloud Search: Truth and Authenticity in the Digital World.”
While Cuyos discusses the advantages of establishing social presence of the participant’s organization or parish, GMA7 senior news anchor Mark Zambrano will talk about how the Church can engage digital media for its message.
Meanwhile Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, director of the CBCP Media Office and host of a daily morning news show aired over Radio Veritas, will discuss how to shape a “Digital Future full of Hope” in his talk about “Winning the Digital World through the Word.
Urian Awardee and film producer Alemberg Ang, on the other hand, will give a crash course on basic independent film making, as he discusses how film can be used for evangelization
For his part, Carlo Ople of TV5 will teach summit participants how to use social media in marketing their products and evangelization events.
If Arvie de Vera of Unionbank will be giving a lecture on maximizing the benefits of electronic-banking and online donation for participant’s fund raising efforts, Jomar Hilario, an internet marketing consultant, will teach them more about earning through the internet.
The CSMS is a two-day summit to be held on July 14 and 15 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Riverbanks, Marikina City.
It is being organized by YouthPinoy is the first nationwide confab to discuss how the Catholic Church and the lay faithful can exploit social media to benefit their evangelization and mission works.
Registration fee, including summit kit, meals and certificate, costs P1,000 per participant. Interested parties can register at the YouthPinoy office, 3rd Floor CBCP Building, 470 Gen. Luna St. in Intramuros, Manila, or contact Ms. Nirva Delacruz through mobile: +639321469436/+639164831443; landline: +6327096486; and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration ends tomorrow July 6. Details of the summit, such as the program, registration guidelines, and summit files, are available online at www.youthpinoy.com. (YouthPinoy)