I was asked to present with my colleague, Bart Pursel, on new ways to engage audiences to the Big Ten Communication Conference held here at University Park. Bart and I decided to tackle the notion of engaging communities — trying to spark some discussion around the use of tools to help bind communities together. I talked about some of the things we are doing with youtube, Twitter to drive traffic, and podcasting. Bart spent his time discussing SecondLife and the work he is doing in the College of IST and with the Educational Gaming Commons. It was a good discussion and fun experience.