THE CENTER HOSTED 38 EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK OF THE CONVENTION, INCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND GUEST SPEAKERS. MORE THAN 175 MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS USED THE SPACE, INCLUDING THE HUFFINGTON POST, AL JAZEERA, TUMBLR, AND VARIOUS LOCAL AND NATIONAL BLOGS. 

Portrait by  James Willamor

Portrait by  James Willamor

"THIS IS WHAT THE FOUNDERS OF THE PPL HAD IN MIND FROM THE OUTSET. [...] IT'S A GREAT STORY, SPLICING PERFECTLY ALL THE PREVAILING NARRATIVES ABOUT THE CREATIVE CLASS, THE RISE OF NEW MEDIA, THE UBIQUITY OF BLOGGING, THE CITIZEN JOURNALISM BARBARIANS/WUNDERKINDS AT THE GATE OF SOMETHING; PLUS, IT'S A HOMEGROWN CHARLOTTE THING, PUT TOGETHER BY THREE YOUTHFUL SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANTS: DESIREE KANE, JUSTIN RUCKMAN AND MATTHEW TYNDALL." Read more


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Interview: We are the PPL | Charlotte Viewpoint

Mention: Learn from the Pros at marketCharlotte | Charlotte Chamber 

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Mention: In a Social Campaign, What Role for the Press? | Columbia Journalism Review   

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