SoMeBizLife Social Media Conference, May 30 in Doylestown PA, Features More than 40 Speakers

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SoMeBizLife Conference tracks offer social media training and networking for beginners, professionals, nonprofits, business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and entrepreneurs, according to Chuck Hall, SoMeBizLife conference producer.

Chuck Hall created the SoMeBizLife Conference to help business owners and professionals learn to use social media more effectively.

The SoMeBizLife Conference offers a wide range of speakers on many different topics, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and social media business strategy.

More than 40 social media experts will share their knowledge with participants at the second annual SoMeBizLife Conference, May 30 at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. The conference, themed “Discover Your Social Super Powers,” features an opening keynote by Mike Maney, head of influencer management at Alcatel-Lucent, a main platform presentation by Lynette Young who has more than 1 million Google+ connections, and a closing keynote by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, according to Chuck Hall, SoMeBizLife conference producer.

“Participants will have an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the top social media professionals in the greater Philadelphia region,” according to Hall. “The SoMeBizLife Conference offers a wide range of speakers on many different topics, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and social media business strategy. With 40 speakers in three general sessions and 24 breakout sessions, participants will have many opportunities to learn throughout the day.

The SoMeBizLife Conference, which stands for “Social: Media, Business & Life,” is organized into six tracks:
Fundamentals of Social Media, Business-to-Consumer Social Media, Business-to-Business Social Media, Social Media for Nonprofits, Social Media Professionals, and Social Media Entrepreneurship. In each of four breakout periods, participants will be able to choose which session they wish to attend, either focusing in one track for the whole day or mixing and matching based on their interests.
The program will begin with all participants in an opening general session featuring Mike Maney, head of influencer management for Alcatel-Lucent. Maney will share his powerful experiences of local, national and international social networking. Following Maney’s presentation, public relations professional Amanda Walsh and motivational speaker and author Jim Donovan will discuss what’s changing in social media. Track moderators Cari Sultanik of FulcrumTech, Don Lafferty of Mingl Social, Kim Graziano of At The Table with Kim, Mike Krupit of Novotorium, Rick Toone of Shoot Better Video, and Steve Levine of MSI International will then provide overviews of their tracks.

Participants will attend two breakout sessions in the morning and two breakout sessions in the afternoon. A midday general session will feature a presentation on Google+ by Lynette Young of Purple Stripe Productions. Young has more than 1 million Google Plus connections, ranking her among the most prolific Google+ users in the world.

The closing general session will feature a presentation by New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer Jonathan Maberry. Maberry will speak on the art of connecting with audiences through a variety of media ranging from books, to comic books to social media. He avidly engages with his readers on Facebook, Twitter and through his own blog.

The SoMeBizLife Conference offers an extraordinary range of speakers on social media for business as well as social media for nonprofit organizations. The six tracks and speakers are:
The Fundamentals of Social Media Track, moderated by Cari Sultanik of Fulcrumtech will include the following speakers in addition to Sultanik: Rod Hughes of Oxford Communications, Donna Serdula of Donna Tech Designs and Jamie Broderick of Network Now.

The Business to Consumer Social Media Track, moderated by Don Lafferty of Mingl Social, will include the following speakers in addition to Lafferty: Jen Cohen of Something Creative and Cecily Kellog of AboutOne.

The Business to Business Social Media Track, moderated by Steve Levine of MSI International, will include the following speakers in addition to Levine: Kara Hinrichs of BrickSimple, Mitch Lapides of Fulcrumtech, Brendan Lowry of Curalate and Matt Levy of Corner Office Coach.

The Social Media for NonProfits Track, moderated by Kim Graziano of At the Table with Kim, will include Karen Graziano of Villanova University, Beth Baker of Deserving Décor, Larry Brown of Doylestown Fire Company, Jamie Haddon of Bucks County United Way, Kelcey Meadows-Lucas of Friends of Doylestown Dog Park, Joseph Simek of Sano Agency, Marlo DelSordo of Philabundance and Hunter Boyle of AWeber.

The Social Media Professionals Track, moderated by Rick Toone of Shoot Better Video, will include the following speakers in addition to Toone: Jessica Cohen of Chinoki, Jen Phillips April of Philly Social Media Maven, Kristin Kane of Kane Partners, Mike Rubillo of AbsorbtheNet, Mike Thomas of TrestlePoint Health Care Marketing Consultants, Catherine Cavella of IP Works PLLC, Anne “Cookie” Biggs independent writer and consultant, and Maria Martino Evans of Martino Evans Communications Clear Concise Communication.

The Social Media Entrepreneurship Track, moderated by Mike Krupit of Novotorium, will include the following speakers in addition to Krupit: Jane Hoffer of Ohanarama, Anthony Coombs of Interact, Alberto Janza of Novotorium and Maria Collins of Novotorium.

Participants at the SoMeBizLife Conference are invited to gather for a networking breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m. before the Conference. The breakfast is sponsored by Doylestown App Develop firm BrickSimple. In addition, Doylestown bar and restaurant MOM’s, Maxwell’s on Main, will host a cash-bar networking social following the conference.

Advance registration is required for the SoMeBizLife Conference via the conference website, http://www.SocialMediaBusinessLife.com. Tickets are $69 each, with discounted tickets available for $55 if purchased by Wednesday, May 23. The General Sessions for the Conference and a limited number of breakout sessions will be streamed on the Internet by Broadcast Venue. Streaming information will be available on the day of the Conference at http://www.SocialMediaBusinessLife.com/broadcast.

The SoMeBizLife Conference was created by Chuck Hall of Your Marketing Exec, LLC in 2011 as a way to help business owners and professionals learn how to more effectively use social media to enhance their businesses and improve their own lives and the lives of their clients. SoMeBizLife has been embraced by fellow social media professionals, business people, nonprofits and the community. More than 160 people participated in the 2011 conference, and more than 200 are registered for the 2012 Conference. Registration will remain open until May 29.

The SoMeBizLife Conference will be held on the campus of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown and operates independent of the college.

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