One week from today, on October 15th, 2013, the SummitUp conference will take place at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The all day event, now in its 5th year, is a collaborative effort between multiple organizations in the Dayton region such as AAF Dayton, New Media Dayton, Women in Business Networking, and PRSA Dayton. Every year SummitUp features excellent speakers on topics such as creativity, technology, social media, communications, marketing, management, and more. It is this combination of different speakers from different backgrounds, presenting on different but related topics that always seems to make the event so enjoyable. The event is reflective of the diverse range of work that many of us are tasked with doing each and every day and I personally always walk away with more great ideas than I can count as a result of being there.
This year’s even looks to be one of the best yet. Why? Well for starters there are four great keynote speakers including Todd Henry, author of the new book Die Empty, Melinda Church, Vice President of University Communications at The Ohio State University, Dawn Shirley of Dunhumby, and Steve Biddle from Facebook. These 4 speakers in and of themselves are worth the price of admission in my opinion, but they are only part of the day’s events.
In addition to great keynote speakers, there are also some excellent small breakout sessions on a wide range of relevant topics. Breakout Session Presentations include: Social media 101 with Kendra Ramirez ; Leveraging the Voice of Your Customer with Shana Douglas; Making Pinterest a Traffic Juggernaut with Joe Robb; User Experience Axioms with Erik Dahl; Using Social Media for Restaurants, Bars and Food Trucks with Kim Collett; Integrated Content Strategy with Patrice Hall; Using Visuals for Breakthrough Results with Krista Neher; Why Doesn’t Accessibility Matter with Ted Geis; Using Technology to Connect With Businesses through Visual Media by Brian Zuercher; and Listening, Measuring, and Influencing Your Social Sphere with Brian Drew.
Now combine all of this with the opportunity to network with some of the best and brightest professionals from across the Dayton region and beyond, and SummitUp makes for a day you won’t want to miss. Registration closes on Wednesday October 9th, so don’t wait. There is still time to get your ticket and be part of this great event. For more information visit SummitUp.org and get your tickets. I hope to see you there.