Social Media Club Chicago SOBCon to Host Cabaret at The Drake

Is the third time the charm? In this case, maybe. If you’re anywhere near Chicago next Thursday night, April 28, I hope you can join Social Media Club Chicago and SOBCon at The Drake. It’s our third anniversary of celebrating the opening of SOBCon, the Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference founded by Liz Strauss and Terry Starbucker. Check out 2010 Social Media Club Chicago SOBCon event images.

Consider this your official invitation to join us at the SMC Chicago SOBCon cabaret.

Read on to review the invitation, also posted at . . . and get your Social Media Club Chicago SOBCon tickets.

SMC Chicago and SOBCon Social Media Cabaret

–Only in Chicago and only one night!–

Social Media Club Chicago welcomes SOBCon to town in the Gold Coast Room at The Drake.

Join us for an entertaining caberet-style event where social media stories star!

To celebrate our third anniversary of hosting SOBCon’s opening party, we’re moving our location to the most elegant room in town. With sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a marble dance floor and gilded
columns, you’ll step into a room where your own social media history highpoint just might be made.

How could that happen you ask? Take a look at some of SOBCon presenters you might be mingling with:

Cathy Brooks, CEO, Story Navigation

Derek Halpern, CEO. Social Triggers

Liz Strauss, Co-Founder. SOBCon, Successful-Blog

Steve Farber, CEO Steve Farber

Carol Roth, Business Strategist, Deal Maker, Author of the Entrepreneur Equation, CEO of IntercapMP

Terry Starbucker, Co-Founder. SOBCon, Ramblings from a Glass Half Full

Chris Brogan, President of New Media Labs, Founder of Human Business Works , Author of Trust Agents

Jodi Gersh, Director of Social Media for Gannett

Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity

Tim Sanders, Author of 3 NYTimes Bestselling books, including Love is the Killer App, and just released Today We Are Rich

Michael Port, Author of the NY Times Bestseller – Book Yourself Solid, now in 2nd Edition, and CRM system

5:30 – 6:15 Check-in and Networking

6:15 – 7:15 Program

7:15 – 8:30 Socializing Networking

*After party in The Drake Lobby Bar

Tickets include light appetizers and program. Beverages will be available at a cash bar.


The Drake

Since the 1920s, no other Chicago hotel has inspired more legendary acclaim on par with The Drake. Where the Magnificent Mile begins, this timeless property affords guests easy access to the city’s most exclusive shopping, nightlife, and dining. The Drake has solidified its reputation as a Chicago original, its timeless story woven into the very fabric of this great city. Follow @DrakeChicago on Twitter.


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GMC brand representatives will provide transportation for SOBCon attendees staying at Hotel 71 to The Drake Hotel, and will also speak on behalf of the creative sponsorship between the brand and the conference. Connie Burke of GM Communications will also brief attendees on a new program to empower Illinois residents to nominate local heroes making a difference in their communities by rewarding several types of heroes with a vehicle loan. The program, “Our Town, Our Heroes” rewards both the hero and the nominator with vehicle loans such as the GMC Acadia or Terrain. More details can be found at

Citrix Online

Marketing Partner

Ungeeked Elite Chicago May 12-14

SMC Chicago members can use discount code: SMCChicago to save on registration.

Social Media Club Chicago

Social Media Club [SMC] 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. Barbara Rozgonyi [@wiredprworks], founder and Jeff Willinger [@jwillie], president, lead the Chicago SMC chapter. Amy Korin [@interactiveamy] coordinates volunteers; Tim McDonald [@tamcdonald] manages communications; Jeannie Walters [@jeanniecw] oversees logistics; and Alex Levine [@alexklevine] student/young professional outreach. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists, students and technology types. For more information, visit, email, follow @smcchicago on or call 630.207.7530 or 312-970-0846.

Image: Barbara Rozgonyi with Liz Strauss and Kim Redd at our planning meeting at The Drake.

Check out 2010 Social Media Club Chicago SOBCon event images.

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