Social Media Breakfast NH # 1 Final Details
I am excited at the response from everyone in the NH tech, new media and social media community for Social Media Breakfasts in NH. We found two sponsors for the event: the venue and AV equipment sponsor Southern NH University and the food and beverage sponsor DimDim. Thanks to their generosity we were able to offer space for up to 80 people for free.
As of this moment we have 80 people booked and another 35 on the waiting list. That is huge! Thank you for the support for this big, crazy idea I had of bringing the SMB family of events to NH! I would ask that if you are on the official list of attendees who registered on the official registration page here and you can not come, please let me know via email or DM by Thursday so I can pass your spot on to someone else on the waiting list. If you aren’t sure if you registered, please look on the EventBrite page here. We’ll be checking names against the list at the door on Friday.
A campus/parking map is available here. The event is in the “Hospitality Center” which is marked as #24 on the map. That’s immediately on your right after coming into the north entrance to SNHU. The parking area for the event is Lot #2 which is just on your left after coming in the north entrance.
Update on Parking from SNHU via Twitter: New map for Social Media Breakfast. Use driveway beside Building #7 on http://SNHU.edu/212.asp -park in any lot near Hospitality Bldg #smbnh <- current as of 2/19
Livecasting and Internet
That’s right, DimDim will be live casting the event on their site (LiveCast Link, Do NOT Log In Until After 7:45AM 2/20 – It Will Not Be Active Until Then!!!)! If you missed the registration cut off, you will still be able to see the event from wherever you are. There will also be WiFi internet available, a password and user name for which will be handed out at sign in on Friday. As with any internet connection, if you are a speaker, please bring a back up of your presentation in case technical difficulties happen.
In addition to myself, who will be your host and MC for the morning, you will have three speakers giving three brief presentations on topics relating to the theme for the morning: Building Bridges. As you know, I promote reaching out beyond the occasionally myopic world of social media to include and educate (and be educated by) other fields that we work with and for. To that end, I’m pleased with our three speakers and their topics. They are: Jen Zingsheim, Vice President, Products and Services for Custom Scoop, who will be discussing building bridges between old media and new media; David Hurlburt, Executive Producer for WMUR News Channel 9 who will be discussing the hurdles faced as an old media company trying to incorporate a social media strategy and the effect it has had on the employees and work load; and Wayne Kurtzman, Senior Marketing Analyst for Hello Direct, who will be discussing going from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy and the strategies and struggles we face in the change in systems.
We will begin at 8:00 AM Eastern with breakfast buffet and mingling until about 8:45 AM. We’ll then kick things off with Jen Zingsheim, followed by Wayne Kurtzman and then David Hurlburt. Each speaker will have up to 10 minutes to present, followed by a few minutes of questions and answers. After that we’ll break for more mingling and to give you a chance to meet the speakers and each other one on one before returning to our offices for the day. I’m excited, and I can’t wait to see some of you again and to meet others for the first time. If you have questions, just DM me or email me before the event.