Announcing Speakers, Sponsors, and Performances Including “It’s So Cold in the D” by Latonya ”T Baby” Miles at Social Media Day Event #SMDayDet #Detroit

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Social Media Association of Michigan is proud to bring the 6th Annual Social Media Day presented by Mashable to Detroit’s MotorCity Casino and Hotel.

Latonya “T Baby” Miles will perform her viral hit “It’s So Cold in the D” live at Social Media Day Detroit this Friday.

Friday’s celebration marks the 6th annual global Social Media Day—bringing together influencers and innovators to talk about social media, Detroit, and technology’s ultimate role in a resurging city’s success—hosted by the Social Media Association of Michigan (SMAMi).

Detroit’s event will begin with VIP Reception which will include a roundtable discussion on "Technology’s Role in a Resurging City.”

Guests of Honor:
Jill Ford, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the City of Detroit
Edi Demaj, Co-Founder at Rocket Fiber
Jacob Cohen, Managing Partner at Detroit Venture Partners
David Anderson, Co-Founder at Bamboo Detroit
Piper Carter, Co-Founder at Detroit Digital Justice Coalition
Michael Evans, Senior Developer at Loveland Technologies
Niles Heron, Co-Founder at Michigan Founders
Alicia Jones, CEO at Harmony Pointe ITC

Following the roundtable is the public event, themed “Modern Motown,” honoring Detroit-bred innovations interwoven with traditions to make up our remarkable city.

Attendees can expect performances from:
Latonya “T Baby” Miles - ”It’s So Cold in the D”
Mechanical Heart, formerly known as Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment
Soul vocalists SKY Covington and Paul Johnson Jr.
Classic Motown music blended with modern techno beats from DJ Charles “Spudd” Spence

“The goal is to bring together people from all walks of life for an opportunity to connect their online networks offline, in a face-to-face setting, bringing communities closer together,” said Sola Obayan, SMAMi President.

Sponsors of Social Media Day Detroit include Buick, Rocket Fiber, Detroit Venture Partners, Yelp Detroit, Go Social Detroit, Harmony Point CTC, IT in the D, Social Media Club Detroit, Adcraft Club of Detroit, APACC, and the Michigan Chronicle.

Giveaways include one night stays at MotorCity Casino Hotel, an hour of one-on-one office time with Jacob Cohen, Managing Partner at Detroit Venture Partners, digital education packages, and tech gadgets.

Social Media Day Detroit is hosted by MotorCity Casino and Hotel and the Social Media Association of Michigan.

For more information, to review the full agenda, and to reserve your tickets, visit

About the Social Media Association of Michigan:
The Social Media Association of Michigan was founded in 2012 with the mission "to promote social media as an impactful communication vehicle through state-wide education, adoption of social platforms and dissemination of successful social media solutions in public and private sectors." SMAMi Members are Michigan-based organizations, professionals, and students with a strong interest in leveraging social media successfully. For more information and to join our mailing list for event related announcements, please visit

About MotorCity Casino Hotel:
Located on Grand River Avenue at the Lodge Freeway (M-10), MotorCity Casino Hotel is owned by Marian Ilitch and is the only locally-owned and operated casino in Detroit. The entertainment complex is comprised of an expansive gaming space including a smoke-free gaming area and an award winning 400-room ultra-comfortable and high tech hotel with a luxury spa and fitness center. MotorCity Casino Hotel offers several unique dining options including Iridescence, an Award-winning fine dining restaurant, Little Caesars, the Assembly Line buffet, the Lodge Diner, Pit Stop and the Grand River Deli. Other amenities include Sound Board, an intimate live performance venue, and over 67,000 square feet of function and banquet space. For more information about MotorCity Casino Hotel, or to make a reservation, visit or call 1-866-STAY-MCC.

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