Events: Social Media Club Chicago – The Future of Community Mangement

Every been to an SMC Chicago event? If not, you’re missing out.* Next week, SMC Chicago presents a panel discussion on “The Future of Community Management.”  Beginning at 5:30 on February 23, the event runs until 8:30 at Google’s Chicago offices located at 20 W. Kinzie. Purchase SMC Chicago tickets in advance for $10 or pay $20 at the door. Tickets include Domino’s pizza by Ramon DeLeon and beverages.

The following day, the first ever Community Manager Unconference takes place on Friday February 24 from 12:30-5:00. Plan to go if you’re a community manger or interested in learning how to develop your skills. Students are welcome, with a discounted rate. Purchase Community Manager Unconference tickets. Congrats to SMC Chicago board member, founding mentor of My Community Manager and Lake County Social Networking founder, Tim McDonald, for organizing this amazing event!

SMC Chicago Presents The Future of Community Management

Expect a lively panel discussion that will take you inside the inner workings of community management.

Tim McDonald, Astek senior community manager will moderate the discussion by these panelists:

Amy Ravit Korin, Google Chicago community manager

Jessica Murray, Social Media Club community manager

Sara Altier, EventBrite event evangelist

Sam Ogborn, Walgreen’s community manager

Google Chicago will be giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Contest is open to Social Media Club Chicago and Community Manager UNconference participants who write Google Places reviews between Feb 8 – 24.

About the Social Media Club Chicago Chapter

Established in October 2008, Social Media Club’s primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit. We are more than just users, we are the reason the tools exist – we are the people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far. Join us and let’s shape the future together!

Disclosure: I, Barbara Rozgonyi, serve on the SMC Chicago board along with Jeff Willinger, Tim McDonald, Amy Ravit Korin, Jeannie Walters and Carolyn Martin. The video is from our September 2011 Social Media Week Chicago Icons event.

*If you’re not in Chicago, but would like to watch what’s going on around here, follow @smcchicago on

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