SoCon10 a huge success for KSU

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  More than 300 entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers, new media pros, academics and…

Georgia (Feb 16, 2010) —  

More than 300 entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers, new media pros, academics and people from across the spectrum of marketing, public relations, human resources gathered in the Social Sciences Building at Kennesaw State for SoCon10 – the Southeast’s premiere annual social media, social networking conference held January 30.
The event, hosted by KSU’s Center for Sustainable Journalism, sold out two weeks ahead of schedule and featured keynote speakers Dan Siroker, former Director of Analytics for the Obama Presidential Campaign, and Carol Kruse, Vice President of Global Interactive Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. In addition more than 25 topical breakout sessions were held, covering everything from mobile marketing to building apps to how social media will continue to change education.
Leonard Witt, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, said, “As with our last three SoCons, this year’s was aimed at having all attendees learn, share and network – and they did so on campus Saturday, at our Friday night dinner and online too. In fact, in one three-hour period, there were more than 1,100 Tweets from SoCon10. It was a great 1.5 days. There is a hunger for this kind of information so we will be running more targeted conferences throughout 2010. Learn more here.
To learn more about SoCon10, watch this Amani Channel video.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit