If you’re willing to travel to Greensboro for ConvergeSouth, you’re welcome to join me for dinner on Thursday night, October 16, 2008.

ConvergeSouth is the South’s only free conference focused on moving North Carolina toward breakthroughs in creativity and diversity on the web, focusimg on radical digital publishing, videocasting, podcasting and blogging. It will be hosted for the fourth year by North Carolina A&T State University. NC A&T’s gracious cost-free venue has enabled the volunteer conference organizers to again offer ConvergeSouth free of charge to both the local and national communities.

The keynoter this year is Chris Rabb of Afro-Netizen, who will give a talk on “We the People; Empowering Individuals Online in an Election Year.”

Sign up here; and you can keep up to date on prep and the schedule on the CS Blog. ConvergeSouth is not just about sitting around in the venue listening to interesting speakers. Look at what else is on tap — come on down and enjoy some Southern hospitality with Webheads:

Video / Photo Bus Tour of Greensboro

Thursday, October 16, 2008 – noon through 6 p.m.

A brand new ConvergeSouth event. Click here to learn more. Registration is limited.

ConvergeSouth Neighborhood Barbecue

Friday night, October 17, 2008 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, outside David Hoggard‘s home in Greensboro’s historic Aycock district

Downtown Greensboro Walking Tour – Tentative

Friday night, October 17, 2008 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm, ending at the ConvergeSouth Barbecue

Here’s a direct link to the schedule of events. I will be on two panels on Friday, “What’s the Point? A New Look at Social Networking” (with Robert Scoble and Anil Dash) and “Where Do We Go Next?” (with Robert Scoble, Anil Dash, and Mathew Gross).

Keynoters and panelists will host dinners at local restaurants in Greensboro to discuss blogging, new media and their areas of interest; if you decide to sign up at my dinner, you know we’ll gab about politics! Please don’t leave me sitting alone at the restaurant! 🙂

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding