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Monday, July 2, 2012

CO.NX Program for July

Upcoming Program Guide


July 4th Celebration with U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv  - New!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/telaviv  (Short URL: http://goo.gl/kz9hV )

Description: Celebrate the 237th anniversary of the United States of America’s declaration of independence by joining this unforgettable event, hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv. With remarks from the U.S. Ambassador, Israeli President, and Israeli Prime Minister, musical entertainment and fireworks over the Mediterranean Sea, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Watch online to enjoy the event, and engage with others from around the world.
Format: This will be an interactive video webcast in English. Please click on the URL above to participate. Share your thoughts in the virtual space or on Twitter by using the hashtag #July4thTLV


A Capitol Fourth Independence Day Concert and Fireworks  - New!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
20:00 EDT (24:00 UTC)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/  (Short URL:http://goo.gl/CBHtr)

Description: The United States of America is celebrating its 236thanniversary on Wednesday, July Fourth! Join the U.S. Department of State and Americans at home and abroad for an Independence Day celebration, featuring fireworks, music, dancing, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympics teams, and a moving tribute to U.S. servicemen and women. Tune in to watch a live webcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building!
This year’s show, “A Capital Fourth”, will feature classic performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and some of the country’s best known pop artists. The list of performers and featured guests includes: 
· Tom Bergeron, Emmy Award-winning television personality of the hit TV series, “Dancing with the Stars.”
· Phillip Phillips, “American Idol” winner.
· Megan Hilty, NBC’s TV show, “Smash”.
· Matthew Broderick, Two-time Tony Award winner performing songs from the hit Broadway musical, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”.
· Kelli O’Hara, Four-time Tony Award nominee.
· Javier Colon, Singer-songwriter and winner of “The Voice”.
· Josh Turner, Country music star.
· Kool & The Gang, R&B superstars.
· Russell Watson, Renowned tenor.
· National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of top pops conductor Maestro Jack Everly.
· Apolo Anton Ohno, Eight-time Olympic medalist.
· John Williams, Five-time Academy Award-winner conducting his “Olympic Fanfare”. 
 The show will end with a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and live cannon fire provided by The United States Army Presidential Salute Battery. Also participating in the show will be The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band, members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags, and the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
Format: This will be a video webcast in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.



The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Culture  - New!

Monday, July 9, 2012
09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST (Rome))
Description: Commonly referred to as the Digital Generation, or Digital Natives, young people of today’s new media world think, learn, create, and mobilize politically much differently than in previous generations. Join our discussion with Professor Henry Jenkins as he offers powerful examples of young people implementing networked communication and innovating new approaches to make a difference in the world. Learn what it means to be part of the “transmedia generation” and create a “participatory culture”! 
 Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He is co-author, with Sam Ford and Joshua Green, of the 2013 bookSpreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. Since coming to USC, Jenkins has formed the Participatory Culture and Learning Lab which includes Project New Media Literacies and Media Activism and Participatory Politics. 
Format: This will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.


Preview of the International AIDS Conference: Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation
Thursday, July 12, 2012

08:30 EDT (12:30 UTC)
Description: Hear how the United States is partnering with countries around the world to reach an AIDS-free generation! Join us for a live discussion about current PEPFAR efforts with Deborah von Zinkernagel, the Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, which leads implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Ms. von Zinkernagel has been a leader in the field of HIV/AIDS for over 25 years both globally and in the United States. She will discuss the upcoming International AIDS Conference and respond to your online questions. Join the conversation and get involved!
Format: This will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.


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