Join us for a fun and informative afternoon and learn about the online social web.
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
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
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Can’t make it? No worries, some of the event will be viewable at 1Piazza.com.
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 is the creator of AllFacebook.com 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 Thorp – Clearspring – 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).