SMC-DC June Event: Play by Play: Sports and Social Media

Summer is almost here, and we’re looking forward to DCWeek kicking us off for a great digital summer. We’d like to announce our final formal SMC-DC meeting of the year, which will be on June 23rd.

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Stay tuned for more fun events from SMC-DC this summer, including happy hours and possibly a Nationals game. We’ll also be announcing openings for the leadership team for 2010-2011, and how you can get involved. Stay in touch on Facebook and via our Twitter feed ( and our blog ( We also are helping to promote a number of community events. See below for a calendar and special discounts for SMC-DC members!

And now for our main event:
Play by Play: Sports and Social Media
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: APCO Worldwide DC Offices
700 12th Street Northwest, Washington, DC
8th floor

Metro: Metro Center (red/orange/blue lines)
Parking: Street or garages available

Take me out to the ballgame! SMC-DC is teaming up with sports and social media experts from the DC area to talk about what happens when sports and social media collide. From players and franchises using Twitter to real-time sports bloggers sharing insider secrets, the sports world has never been as connected as it is now. Our expert panel will discuss the impact that social media has had on the games we love, and what the future of sports in a 24-7 online world looks like. Consider the impact of information and message control (or lack therof) for sports teams, and the way the fan experience has completely changed (you can talk to your favorite players through Twitter, blogs and online chats). Join us for a fun evening as we close out our 2009-2010 SMC-DC season.

Thanks to DC United’s Bryan Namoff (@NAMOFF) and @CoutureforaCure, we will have a pair of game tickets and a DC United jersey to raffle off. We will also have two pairs of tickets to two different Nationals Games courtesy of Navstar (@navstar / @immunity). Strasburg anyone?

Stay close to @smcdc – we may have a very special VIP guest attend this event as well!


  • Sarah Braesch (moderator), Draft Day Suit, BlogHer, and Women Talk Sports Advisory Board Member (@goonsquadsarah / @draftdaysuit)
  • Mike Schaffer, Social Media Manager at Iostudio, founder of #sportsprchat (@mikeschaffer)
  • Anthony Caponiti, Partner at Activ8Social (@dcsportsguy)
  • Liz Chang, Bloger at On Frozen Blog (@dcsportschick / @onfrozenblog)
  • Patrick Wixted, Sports & Gaming Account Manager at New Media Strategies, former Redskins PR Director (@pwixted)
  • Lindsay Czarniak, NBC News4 Sports reporter and anchor (@lindsayczarniak) *invited*

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Thanks to our Sponsors:

Marketwire (

Potomac Communications Group, Inc. (

Upcoming DC Community Events
DCWEEK (Digital Capital Week) June 11-20
Register for all events here:

June 11: DCWEEK Kick off Party

June 15: Sweets and Treats: DC’s Most Influential Women in Technology

Believers vs. Non-believers: Social Media in Education Stand-off
*2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

June 17: SMCEDU: Social Media Education World Cafe Roundtables
*1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

June 17: 140 Conference and TechCocktail
Because everyone loves Twitter. (No really, there are some great speakers lined up) ($60) and ($10)

June 18: SMBDC Breakfast: DC Week wake up call – Save Screen on the Green

June 25: Nonprofit 2.0 (Waitlist)

June 30: IABDC event w/ Ann Wylie
Register and select SMC-DC Member and save $50 off normal registration

July 12: Online Marketing Summit
Register here and save 20% by using this link or the discount code: SMCDC20
*For a limited time, receive 40% off and a free book. Register by June 14 and receive a complimentary book from keynote speakers. Choose from books by Jeff Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak and author of the best-selling book, Mirror Test, and Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era. Also receive $150 (40%) off ticket price. Use code OMSBOOK.


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