There's something about going back home. And although it's not quite on same block, it's in the same part of the country. On Thursday, I'm honored to be speaking with so many talented social media folks @midwest at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.
If you'd like to go, let me know and I'll see if we can get you the $99 Social Media Club Chicago member discount. I like the practical vibe and the central Illinois spirit surrounding the people and this conference.
From the site . . . @midWest is a social media conference located centrally in the Midwest. The Bloomington-Normal area is a vibrant community, home to 165,298 people who exemplify the values of the Midwest and a remarkable quality of life. Located in the heart of Illinois at the junction of Interstates 55, 39, and 74 makes getting here easy.
If you're wondering about what I'm speaking about, here's my keynote:
Social Media Keynote: 3D Social Media: WIRED to Advance to the Next Level
How do super heroes get to the next level in social media? In this presentation, you’ll learn how to apply an integrated communications system that fuses search, social, content, marketing and PR into an approach you can use to chart plans, measure impact, map progress and demonstrate the value of social media to your organization, communities and your region.
Thanks to everyone on the @midwest team for making me feel so welcome. Whether you go or watch via your computer screen, I thought you might enjoy these interviews with the speakers.
@Midwest Social Media Speaker Interviews
Thanks to Karen Hanrahan for organizing the blog entries and for being so easy to work with! Here's a list of the social media expert interview from the @midwest blog.
By Karen Hanrahan , June 25th, 2011
I am Marcus Bailey and I am a Meterologist for WMBD/WYZZ How do you walk the talk re: social media?… [Read the Rest]
By Karen Hanrahan , June 24th, 2011
Hi, I’m Hope and I’m a digital media strategist specializing in search engine marketing, SEO and PPC. Although I’ve been… [Read the Rest]
Hello, my name is David Murray, and I am the Social Web Communications Director for re:group, a fully integrated marketing… [Read the Rest]
By Michael Gizzi , June 17th, 2011
Hello, I am Michael Gizzi; I am a professor of criminal justice at Illinois State University. I am a political… [Read the Rest]
By Karen Hanrahan , June 17th, 2011
I’m Ryan Denham, a reporter at The Pantagraph – the newspaper, not the machine used to make life-size toy versions…[Read the Rest]
By Barbara Maldonado , June 13th, 2011
I am Barbara Maldonado, Social Media Strategist + Mobile Strategist, I am a connector, a dreamer, and a lifelong learner…. [Read the Rest]
By Mana Ionescu , June 11th, 2011
How do you walk the talk re: social media? Everything I preach I practice. Here are three Twitter guidelines we… [Read the Rest]
By Jessica Funcannon , June 10th, 2011
I am a senior at Illinois State University majoring in Public Relations. How do you walk the talk re: social… [Read the Rest]
By Karen Hanrahan , June 9th, 2011
Karen Hanrahan Blog Author: Best Of Mother Earth is truly the last person one would ever expect to share video… [Read the Rest]
By Karen Hanrahan , June 8th, 2011
I am an @Midwest board member and a designer creating his own paths. How do you walk the talk re:… [Read the Rest]
By Nathan HInch , June 3rd, 2011
I’m a lawyer, husband, and father of two, and I’m resisting the urge to quote “The Joker” here. I… [Read the Rest]
By Karen Hanrahan , June 2nd, 2011
I am a Program Manager for Community Education at Heartland Community College, mother of 2 amazing sons, avid baseball fan… [Read the Rest]
By Erik Anderson , May 31st, 2011
In addition to being one of the founders of the AtMidwest Conference, I am the managing partner with Infinity Print…[Read the Rest]
Will you be @midwest? Let me know. I'd love to meet you!