Social Rockstar Workshop – DC – May 16, 2008

social rockstar workshop

Join us for a fun and informative afternoon and learn about the online social web.

Sponsored by: Voxant | FOLIOfn | market4good

Where? Busboys and Poets 2021 14th ST. NW DC

When? Friday, May 16th 1:30 – 5:30 , followed by Happy Hour After Party

Tickets & Info: Register today!

$15 pre-registered, $25 at door

    Who should go?

  • Tech enthusiasts, marketing managers, sales professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalist, non-profits
  • People who want to learn about online marketing, social network sites, leveraging web 2.0 & social web techniques for businesses or non-profits.

  • What can I learn?

    Learn about New Media, Web 2.0, and Online Social Networking. The agenda is designed to facilitate a learning path from social newbie to social guru, allowing all levels to benefit & network during the event. The open workshop format enables you to define your current needs.


    Justine Lam ………….. Back to the future: How the internet brought the grassroots back
    Frank Gruber ………… Social media and blogging
    Nick O’Neill……………Branding and Promoting
    Special Guest ………………Social networking in government
    Voxant…………………Online video

    Justin Thorp ………………..Widgets 101

    Workshops: Pick from your favorite topics

  • Promoting and branding
  • Twitter best practices
  • Monetization
  • Widgets & Apps
  • Social media for non-profits & government
    • Case Study: A Busboys & Poets Story

      Did you know Busboys & Poets is hip on Web 2.0? Thanks to Jess3, they are using web 2.0 to create a community. Learn more on what Busboys & Poets is doing.

      Can’t make it? No worries, some of the event will be viewable at

      Note: Speakers and Workshops subject to change. The event will be captured on video & audio, and may also be broadcast live on the internet. Over 18 years of age. Food & Beverages available for separate purchase. Wireless internet provided by Busboys & Poets.



      Speaker, Justine Lam

      Justine is the eCampaign Director of the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign, is a pioneer in the world of new media and web politicking. With a tight budget and lacking a background in campaigning, Ms. Lam succeeded in setting records for online fundraising – $4.2 million on Nov. 5 and $6 million on Dec. 16. Besides online fundraising, she was able to generate an extensive web presence for Ron Paul that encouraged viral communications among the grassroots and beyond. She promoted online social networking among supporters in order to build bonds between themselves and the campaign. Ms. Lam was the only eCampaign Director with a “decentralized approach”and was named a “Fundraising Dynamo” by Fortune (”Six Leaps of Innovation,” January 2008).

      Speaker, Nick O’Neill

      Nick O'Neill
      Nick O’Neill is the creator of and the newly launched Social Times. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Nick has spent the past 8 years developing creative solutions for organizations on the web. Working from within agencies and startups, he has gained significant experience working with clients and overcoming extreme challenges. Being highly active in the web and entrepreneurial communities, locally and nationally, Nick helped to bring the first Tech Cocktail to Washington, D.C. With the opening of the Facebook platform, Nick saw a huge opportunity and has become fully dedicated to covering the social networking phenomenon and developing creative applications for clients looking to gain exposure. Since the launch of the platform Nick has been featured on NPR and in numerous national publications including Fast Company, New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post and Practical Ecommerce. He has also spoken at multiple conferences around the country, has interviewed the executives and leading thought leaders in the industry and has hosted various private events for industry leaders and participants.

      Speaker, Frank Gruber



      Frank is a principal product manager for AOL in the social networking & platforms group, Frank is responsible for the recently launched myAOL suite. Frank’s expert analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies have been featured in TechCrunch, iMediaConnection and on SOMEWHAT FRANK. Frank also produces a video podcast called SOMEWHAT FRANK TV. Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Mr. Gruber received his Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University. Frank Gruber co-founded TECH cocktail in May 2006. He can be found in the blogosphere at SOMEWHAT FRANK.

      Justin ThorpClearspring – Widgets 101: What are they and why you should care. Widgets, which may sound strange to some, include somewhat familiar items such as embedded YouTube videos, MySpace badges, or RockYou photo viewers, are useful for letting others help showcase your content on other sites, or even run applications that can be embedded in other places (offline and online).

      After the event, continue networking at the no-cost happy hour (click here).










      DC Piazza.


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