Kennesaw State University hosts SoCon12


Edelman Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Insight to keynote sixth annual event…

Georgia (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’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 Company)
KSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA, 30144
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 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