Experience The Customer Centered Social with SMC Chicago and SOBCon


Hey Chicago social media types – what are you doing Thursday night?

Inviting you to join SMC Chicago, SOBCon and me for what promises to be one of May’s most entertaining events!

Here’s the official invitation information. And yes, you can even order your tickets right here on this site!

Experience The Customer Centered Social with SMC Chicago and SOBCon

It’s so phenomenal that it only happens once a year! On May 2, Social Media Club Chicago and SOBCon will connect for an epic night of networking, socializing and learning. Why SMC Chicago and SOBCon together? Because both communities offer amazing opportunities for creation and collaboration with thought leaders from around the world.

Running May 3-5 in Chicago, SOBCon, the Successful and Outstanding Business Conference, offers onsite attendees a TEDx meets Startup Weekend experience that delivers practical, actionable strategies for decision makers. At the May 2 joint event, you’ll get a taste of why SMC Chicago and SOBCon are the perfect partners. Loyola University’s Dean of Communications, Donald Heider, will moderate a panel discussion on the customer centered social experience. Panelists include Theresa Carter of TheLocalTourist.com, Jessica Masterson of US Cellular and Xan Pearson of the Bulls/Sox Academy.

The Customer Centered Social Speakers

Panel Moderator: Dean Donald Heider [ @donheider ], Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication
Donald Heider is the first appointed dean of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication. Dr. Heider is an award-winning broadcast journalist and joined Loyola from Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Dr. Heider is president-elect of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC), a non-profit, educational association composed of some 190 JMC programs at the college level.
Jessica Masterson [ @awomanswork ] US Cellular Socia Media Manager
Xan Pearson [ @xanpearson ] Vice President of Marketing, Social Media Strategist, Sports Sponsorship for Bulls/Sox Training Academy
Theresa Carter [ @thelocaltourist ] Founder and Publisher, TheLocalTourist.com
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30pm CDT
Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, Loyola University
111 E. Pearson Street, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

About SOBCon

This year’s Chicago theme is “The Customer Centered Business,” focusing on masterminding about strategies that will engage your customers and grow your businesses. Register for SOBCon with the code SMC100 to save $100 off of your SOBCon registration.

About Our Sponsor Wayin

Wayin, based in Denver, is a leading mobile and web engagement platform that enables conversations between individuals, brands and enterprises with their fans, customers and employees. Follow them on Twitter @Wayin.

About the Social Media Club Chicago Chapter

Social Media Club is a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Chicago’s SMC chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists, students and technology types. For more information, please visit www.socialmediaclub.org/chapter/chicago , follow us on Twitter at @SMCChicago, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SMCChicago, or email smcchicagonews@gmail.com.

SMC Chicago Board Members
Barbara Rozgonyi ( @wiredprworks ), Founder
Jeff Willinger ( @jwillie ), President
Carolyn Martin ( @cm_socialmedia )
Elly Deutch ( @deutche )
Caleb Gardner ( @calebgardner )
Audrey Schroder ( @audreyschroder )
Become a Sponsor:
Sponsorships begin at $500. In kind sponsorships, door prizes, and professional service donations are always welcome. Contact Carolyn Martin at cmartin@socialmediademand.com.

And, now a look at back at the 2012 SMC Chicago SOBCon event . . .

Will you be there? Let me know so I can be sure to say hello!

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