SMC-DC April Event: I’m the App for That!

Every day there are new examples of how social media can help to change the world. We asked DC-ers to submit some of their personal success stories and pitch us on concepts, conversations and ideas that have changed you or helped change the world.  We hand-selected some of the best and then we put it to a vote and you let us know who was the most impressive of the bunch. We’re really excited about how this event has come together and hope you’ll join us in just TWO DAYS (Wednesday, April 18) and hear from this great line-up of innovative social thinkers as they each highlight their most awesome personal story of how using social media has helped them to do their part to make a positive impact.
RSVP NOW over at Eventbrite or read on for more details!

MC: Adrienne Sheares - @SocialMediaDC

Adrienne’s a social media lover and faux foodie. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Adrienne received her B.A. from Spelman College and relocated again to the District, earning a MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University.  As a social media freelancer, Adrienne has created innovative social media campaigns for the award-winning web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl  and the Slate publication, “The Root”.  During her free time she serves on the board of SMCDC, writes and runs her blog/event group. “I Heart Social Media DC.”

Keynote Speakers:
Marcus Sheridan – www.thesaleslion.com

Marcus Sheridan is the founder of a Virginia-based pool installation business. Nearly bankrupt and desperate during the recession, Sheridan discovered social media marketing and has become one of the most passionate and entertaining advocates on the scene. Through content marketing alone, his company became one of the largest pool installers in the US and currently has the most visited swimming pool web site in the world. With such success, in late 2009, Sheridan started business consulting and founded his sales/marketing/personal development blog, The Sales Lion, and has since grown a strong and loyal blog community.  He is a popular speaker with contagious enthusiasm when on stage. On Twitter he is @TheSalesLion.”

Speakers:
Jason McCool – @coolmcjazz
Actor/musician/professor Jason McCool comes from a long line of people who have been asked, “is that your real last name?” Originally from Brockton, MA, Jason holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (jazz trumpet) and the University of Maryland (historical musicology), has been a professor at Montgomery College since 2007, is a co-winner of the Helen Hayes Award, and is a member of Actors’ Equity. He is an active promoter of the vibrant #DCarts scene, and consults with local arts organizations on best practices in social media.

Margarita Noriega – @margafret
Originally from San Diego, I moved to Washington, DC to study international relations at George Washington University. I stayed in DC to build my professional experience as a political and industry research analyst for a variety of topics and clients. My passion to help people access information they can use to better their lives.

Aaron Estabrook – @aaronestabrook
I am a Hoosier with a passion for digital media and social marketing. Huge fan of art, the Beatles and the Indianapolis Colts. Currently trying to intertwine philosophy and social media to better understand how we shape our lives online.

Venue/Location:
FAIRGROUNDS
1299 Half Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Pricing:

Pay $5 ahead of time, or $10 at door (credit cards accepted, and preferred! We will not have change on hand.)  Register now and don’t miss out on this great event! We can’t wait to see you there!


Sponsored By:

WVU-EventA special thank you to this events sponsor, the  West Virginia University (WVU) Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program!

The WVU IMC will be hosting an open house here in Washington, D.C. the day after this event, Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m.

What: WVU IMC Washington, D.C. Open House

When: Thursday, April 19th from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Johnny’s Half Shell restaurant – Portrait Gallery Room

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

View video profiles of some of WVU’s local students and RSVP for the open house!  


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