Kennesaw State University hosts SoCon12
Edelman Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Insight to keynote sixth
(Jan 13, 2012) —
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 13, 2012) — Steve Rubel, executive vice president for global strategy and insight at Edleman,
will serve as the keynote speaker at SoCon12 on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Kennesaw State
University. Presented by KSU’s Center for Sustainable Journalism, SoCon12, billed
as an unconference, brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds interested
in learning about the latest trends in social media and social networking.
Marking its sixth year, SoCon12 will feature speakers and offer sessions that focus
on the way that social media has transformed business, the world and relationships.
Steve Rubel, executive vice president for global strategy and insight for Edleman,
the world’s largest independent public relations firm, will serve as the SoCon12 keynote
speaker. Rubel studies the future of media and helps his clients unify their communications
strategies across traditional and emerging social media channels. He has been named
to PR Week’s 40 Under 40 list and Forbes.com’s Web Celeb 25.
Other highlights include:
- Will Traditional Computers Survive the Mobile Revolution
- Cultivating Responsible Fans
- The Value of Incorporating SEO-friendly Content into Web content
- Using Your Basic Web Skills to Build iPhone and Android Apps
- Why Time Consuming Blogging, Twitter and Facebook Strategies May NOT Work for Your
Business: Consider These Alternative Social Media Strategies
- Who Owns Social Media?
- Event Organizing In A 2.0 World
- Social Media Mistakes and how to handle them (Dealing with Online Reputation Management)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Networking event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at SweetWater Brewing
KSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw,
For a complete list of speakers, schedule, directions, and to register, please visit
Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering 80
graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and
nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit
University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution
with a growing population of 24,100 students from 130 countries.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.