April Social Media Breakfast — Communities Connecting DC

Have you registered for April Social Media Breakfast-DC yet? The first wave of tickets is almost gone so we’re releasing the next one with this post!

Here’s what’s in store:

This April, our speakers will talk about some of the major social media-loving communities connecting people in DC by helping them meet others who share their interests and talents. Join us at Busboys and Poets (14th and V — U Street Metro) on April 12, 2010 at 8am to hear how our speakers are harnessing the power of people and social media to make a difference.

Meet our speakers

Jill Foster is founding editor of Women Grow Business. Named by Forbes Magazine as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, she teaches communications through social media tools and community engagement in the Washington, DC area. Co-founder of DC Media Makers, she’s addicted to learning digital tech and helping professional women put their most authentic self forward both online and onstage (and blogs all at Live Your Talk). She was awarded the Apps for Democracy Social Citizen Award in 2009 for her co-produced mobile media report on how technology could better serve communities in Washington, DC. Her work has been in conversation at The Washington Post, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, and a range online outlets.

Frank Gruber shares his Web product expertise and analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies in articles and videos online. His work has been featured in TechCrunch, iMediaConnection, ReadWriteWeb, and on his popular personal tech blog, Somewhat Frank. He keynotes on entrepreneurship, emerging technology trends, social media and his love for the “shiny objects” or Web products at industry events across the country. In 2006 Frank co-founded TECH cocktail, which has grown into a media company offering technology news, events and community-powered projects open to technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in the latest technology in their community. Frank is a co-founder of Shiny Heart Ventures, a technology start-up focused on building community driven products that remind people of the joys of life. Shiny Heart Ventures is also co-producer of Digital Capital Week (@DCWEEK), a 10 day festival in Washington, DC focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital.

Yong C. Lee is a freelance writer and former software developer working on the Social Media Club Education Connection (#SMCEDU) project. A graduate in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Yong blogs regularly for Social Media Club and also contributes to the entertainment site TheCelebrityCafe.com and political site ToTheCenter.com. His current focus is to help improve higher education before returning to it.

Want to get more involved?

Leave a comment, send an email to socialmediaclubdc [at] gmail [dot] com, or send a tweet to @smcdc using the #SMBDC if you wish to be a “Head of Table” at any of our breakfast events. Essentially, you will be volunteering to ignite conversation at your table and let others pick your brain during the Breakfast. And don’t worry, we don’t mean this literally.

And as always, If you or your company are interested in sponsoring any one of our monthly breakfast events, please let us know. Email us at socialmediaclubDC [at] gmail [dot] com or send a tweet to @smcdc. Thank you in advance!

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… click to register!

We look forward to seeing you!

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One response to this post.

  1. […] Media Club DC at Busboys and Poets.  I had a great time and learned many things from the speakers Jill Foster, Jong Lee, and Frank Gruber.  I interviewed two social media mavens Candace Tyler and Amy Melrose.   I also had a chance to […]


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