2012 Social Media Summit Set
Sep 15, 2011
Social media accounts for one out of every six minutes spent online in the U.S. There are over 200,000,000 blogs in existence and 77% of internet users read blogs. Social Media is changing society, business, journalism, education, law and politics. The impact of social media is the focus of the free 2012 Social Media Summit at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
Set for May 23, the free day-long will consist of panel discussions and workshops featuring authors, academics and other leaders addressing various social media topics. Now in its third year, the Summit attracts several hundred attendees each year and is nationally unique. Attendees come from around the U.S. and several foreign countries and range in occupation from CEOs to students.
Panel discussions for 2012 include: Social Media and Training & Education; Disconnecting from Social Networks at Home and Work; Social Media and Game Development; Social Media and Political Change; and Facing Forward: Discussion on Social Networks and Future. Other panels are under development.
There are breakout workshops, including: Protecting Your Children Online; and Social Media and Network Management & Security.
Register or get more info online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/SMS2012.
If you have a topic that you would like a panel to address or if you wish to serve on a panel, email your idea, bio and contact information to CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu.The Social Media Summit is a free event for participants, thanks to sponsors who make it possible. A variety of sponsorships opportunities are available. Sponsors will have their logos displayed prominently during the event. Exhibitor spaces are limited to companies providing products and solutions related to the use of social networking and media platforms for education, training, marketing, and branding.
To receive sponsorship or exhibitor information, please email CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu or call 717.901.5146.
You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University’s location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php
Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.