Thanks to the folks from @Midwest you can win a ticket to one of the summer's hottest social media conferences.
Last year, I delivered the opening keynote presentation. I liked the feel, the size and the mix or topics and people!
If you're interested in going to Normal, Illinois on June 21, check out the contest details and enter to win one of two tickets, valued at $179 each. Here's some background information about this year's conference and a look back at 2011.
@Midwest is a social media conference that is converging on Central Illinois this summer. The conference is intended to give realistic tools and practical skills to business users. Look forward to stimulating keynote speakers, hands-on break-out sessions and guided round table discussions.
@Midwest is distinguished by sessions broken down by category and experience level where participants may choose which may benefit them the most. The conference will showcase the newest and most innovative social media products and tools on the market. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their industry peers and share ideas, tips and techniques. We're bringing some of the brightest stars in social media to Central Illinois offering organizations of any size the ability to achieve the greatest return on their social media investment.
@Midwest's 2012 speakers include: Tim Miles, Joe Strupek, David M. Adler, Esq. Sherry Galbreath, Nathan Hinch, Brian Huonker, Jay Krall, Barbara Maldonado, Jennifer McCarron, Steve Robinson, Jill Salzman, Melissa Schenk, Marty Vanags and Bernia Wheaton
As the opening speaker for the inaugural AtMidwest conference, I was asked to submit an interview. Here's a clip.
I am a central Illinois girl at heart. I grew up in Danville, took my first travel photos [at age 10] at Lincoln’s home in Springfield, hosted a high school radio show on WDAN, played clarinet with the Marching Illini, married a guy from Mt. Olive [that I first heard on WPGU], and named my company after two prolific storytellers who lived on a street called Chicago. It’s amazing to me that people all over the world can, and do, want to follow and connect with each other on this thing we call the Internet!
Here's a picture of the 2011 keynote speakers with the @Midwest team.
To give the tickets away, I'm testing out Rafflecopter. Let me know if you like it. Good Luck!!!
FTC Disclosure: Tickets provided by @Midwest with no promotional requirement attached. Thanks to the @Midwest team, especially Brian Huonker, Assistant Director, University Marketing, Illinois State University
University Marketing and Communications, for their generosity. http://cmp.ly/2