For Immediate Release
Sherry Heyl 404-386-9801
ATLANTA, Ga., December 18, 2006 &mash; The Atlanta Media Bloggers Group announced today that it will host Atlanta's first, city-wide Social Media Conference on February 10, 2007. Named SoCon07, it will be the South's first official social media 'mashup.'
SoCon07 plans to bring together bloggers, new media pros, academics, and people from across the spectrum of marketing, public relations, human resources, and the executive ranks to discuss new media in the South - how it is evolving, who are the local pioneers, what techniques are working, what results have been achieved, and what new media promises for all of us.
Conference chair Sherry Heyl, CEO of the Internet consulting firm What a Concept! explains, "New media, including the use of blogs, wikis, social networks, video and podcasting, is very much in its infancy here in the South. SoCon07 expects to galvanize, and we hope inspire all of the people and organizations that are using or getting ready to use new media resources in their business and personal ventures. There is a lot of information to be shared, networking to be done, and topics and techniques to debate and discuss, both between the experts and within in the local business community. This conference, whose theme is 'Connect Because You Can,' will provide a venue for everyone with an interest or stake in new media to get together for the first time in Atlanta!"
The conference will be held at Kennesaw State University on Saturday, Feb 10, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendance is free of charge, although pre-registration is required. Selected SoCon07 speakers include:
- Chris Claus, CEO, Kaneva, founder of Internet Security Services (ISS)
- Jonas Luster, Social Text
- Josh Hallet, Founder, Hyku
- Leonard Witt, Associate Professor of Communications, Kennesaw State University
For Information and to Pre-register
Additional information on the conference and pre-registration is available at the website: http://socon07.com/
Attendance is limited. Please register early.