Kennesaw State University hosts #SoCon13 – the Southeast’s longest running Social Media Conference

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MEDIA ADVISORY KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2013) —  The Center for Sustainable Journalism at…

Georgia (Feb 5, 2013)MEDIA ADVISORY

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2013) —  The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University presents more than 40 speakers and presenters for an interactive keynote session and 29 other breakout sessions to discuss the burning social media issues of the day. #SoCon13 builds on the conference series’ proven track record of offering insightful takeaways regardless of industry or skill level.

WHAT: Organized into loose-knit ‘tracks’ #SoCon13 offers learning schedules for everyone - from business owners, marketing professionals and digital strategists to CEOs, journalists and non profiteers - with the freedom to network and attend working sessions outside your professional path. In true SoCon tradition, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with hundreds of professionals from across Atlanta, the Southeast and the country during the intensive one-day conference.

Some of the other exciting sessions include Copyright Law & Defamation in the Digital World, mobile customer engagement, social media for authors, the art of the hashtag, using blogging to find a job and solving the mysteries behind big data.

WHO:The speakers on the keynote panel will give their thoughts on where social media is heading in 2013 for their various disciplines and areas. They are:

  • Jeff Mirman, VP of Turner Sports - concentrating on big business
  • Ema Carr, marketing & communications manager for YEAH! Burger - concentrating on small business
  • Mathilde Piard, social media manager for Cox Media Group - concentrating on journalism
  • Russell Sauve, e-commerce and social media manager for The Fox Theatre - concentrating on non-profits

The audience will have opportunities to ask questions live in person, via video prior to the conference and through social media during the conference using #SoCon13 as the term.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, at 9 a.m. There are still some tickets remaining. Go to tickets. For more information on #SoCon13, visit @SoCon13 on Twitter, Email info@socon13.comor call (770) 423-6924.

WHERE: Social Sciences Building #22, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA, 30133. Free parking is available in the West Deck Lot.


The Center for Sustainable Journalism ( at Kennesaw State University has been organizing SoCon conferences for seven years. Dedicated to finding new models for ethically sound, financially sustainable journalism, CSJ launches experimental projects to test ideas and provide real value to the community. To date, its biggest project is the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (, the only publication covering juvenile justice issues on a daily basis in the country.

Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 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