The 2006 Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions: Social Collaboration and Dynamic Communities is the first in a series of annual meetings exploring cutting-edge trends and long-term social transformations resulting from people’s use of information technologies.

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The opening keynote speaker at the Forum is Howard Rheingold, author of many works including The Virtual Community, Virtual Reality, and Smart Mobs. His address will be Sunday evening.

Welcome to Santa Barbara. While we understand most of your time will be committed to the Santa Barbara Forum we'd like to provide you with ample information to take advantage of the rich variety of sites and activities available to you in "America’s Riviera. ®” Enjoy your stay.

We look forward to a lively exchange of ideas about how technology is reshaping collaboration and community. The Santa Barbara Forum offers a place to meet, discuss, and learn about social dimensions of the digital communications revolution in a workshop-style setting. The Forum brings together leading thinkers from universities, industry, media, foundations, and the not-for-profit world to exchange ideas about the dynamic interplay among information technology, social activity, and human psychological processes.


Sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS), University of California, Santa Barbara © 2005-06
Supported by a generous gift from the David and Diane Toole Foundation.