***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello All, I would like to extend an invitation to anyone on SOCNET who is in the Bay Area to attend a MeshForum dinner I am hosting in San Francisco on Sept 1st at Canton Seafood & Dim Sum. MeshForum (http://www.meshforum.org) is a conference on Networks I founded and held this past May. MeshForum's mission is to foster research into Networks and provide a space and forum for people from all disciplines, as well as from business and the public sector to interact, learn from each other, and collaborate. This past May we had a wide range of speakers, including Valdis Krebs, Eszter Hargittai, Noshir Contractor, Anna Nagurney, Evind Almaas, Ross Dawson as well as Esther Dyson, Edward Vielmetti, Buzz Bruggeman, Jamais Cascio, John Gartska and Linda Lewandowski of the Office of Force Transformation at the Department of Defence, and a panel of speakers from FEMA and Citigroup moderated by Howard Greenstein of NYU. The full program and links to 4 of the sessions available for download from IT Conversations can be found on our website. At MeshForum 2006 we will again have a wide range of speakers and are pleased that Indiania University will be displaying their Places and Spaces traveling exhibit. If you are interested in learning more about MeshForum, feel free to contact me directly or join us on Sept 1st for the dinner in San Francisco. The dinner starts at 6:30pm and will be $30 a person with a cash bar. It is an open invitation, so feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might be intersted. To RSVP leave a comment at: http://www.meshforum.org/archives/meshforum/meshforum_dinner_sept_1st_20 05_san_francisco.html I will be the Bay Area from Aug 31 - Sept 4 and Seattle from Sept 8-10 and would be happy to meet with anyone from SOCNET who can't make the dinner but would like to learn more about MeshForum. Thanks, Shannon _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.