Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BUM 2010

The much anticipated “Bloggers’ Event of The Year” is back!

BUM stands for Bloggers Universe Malaysia (BUM) and BUM2010 is the fourth in a series of annual gatherings of Malaysian bloggers and bloggers-to-be, and is being organized by a group of mainly Socio-political (SoPo) Bloggers in their individual capacities in association with the Protem Committee of the National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs), and the Centre for Policy Initiatives (cpiasia.net).

This year’s will take flight on Saturday May 22 at the Lake View Club, Subang Jaya. This year's event will feature speakers who have made a mark on the Malaysian landscape, so here’s your chance to meet them in person!

THEME: Bloggers: Moving Malaysia Forward

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Venue: Lake View Club, Subang Jaya


10.00 – 10.30am: REGISTRATION

10.30—11.00am: Welcome addresses by RockyBru, All-Blogs Interim Committee President & YL Chong, BUM 2010 OC Chairman

11.00am –11.20am: KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Menteri Besar of Selangor.

Topic: “Selangor Government’s use of the Internet to improve good governance and service delivery, and the State’s efforts to bridge the Internet divide”

Moderator: Helen Ang

11.20 am – 11.45 am: Q and A

11.45am – 1.30pm: Bahasa Malaysia Forum

Topic: The Allah Issue: Various Perspectives

Moderator: Sakmongkol

Haris Ibrahim, People’s Parliament
YB Khalid Samad, MP for Shah Alam
Zaid Ibrahim, lawyer

* one more speaker to be confirmed..

********************** BUFFET LUNCH ************************

2.30pm –3.30pm: Media Session

Topic: Coverage by Mainstream Media — Insights and Perspectives

Moderator: Datuk Ahirudin Attan, Rockybru

R Nadeswaran, Editor, Investigative and Special Reports, the Sun
P.Gunasegaram, Managing Editor, StarBiz

* one more speaker to be announced later…

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Special Address - Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, Datuk Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin

Topic: “Engaging the Urban Rakyat via Internet . Experiences from Facebook and Blog4FT”

************************** HI-TEA *************************

6.00pm – 7.30pm: Bloggers Forum in English

Topic: Bloggers’ Role in Bridging the Religious Divide

Moderator: to be announced

YB Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, MP for Kuala Selangor
YB Teresa Kok, MP for Seputeh

********************** BUFFET DINNER from 7.45PM **************

Note from BUM2010 Organisers:

BUM2010 is a non-profit initiative, and any fees received go towards defraying the costs of organizing the one-day “Bloggers Event of The Year” to mark World Press Freedom Day which falls on May 3.

The previous BUMmers outings had seen rising attendance, starting from 150 for BUM2007, to 180 for BUM2008 and to 200 for last year’s BUM2009 (REF: bum2009.wordpress.com).

The Event is open to all comers, even non-Bloggers, on a first-come-first served basis. OFFICIAL REGISTRATION PLUS FEES PAYABLE DETAILS please go here.

Register NOW as seats are limited and time is running out!

See you there!!!
BUM2010 Organising Committee

May 11, 2010

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