Social Media Week Chicago Announces Adam Bain of Twitter, Tucker Max and Julia Allison to Join Event Schedule

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Sep 15, 2011, 08:00 ET from Zocalo Group

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Media Week Chicago city partners, Zocalo Group and the Chicago Tribune, announced today that Adam Bain, Tucker Max and Julia Allison will join the ranks of Social Media Week Chicago headliners. For a full agenda of next week's activities, please visit

Adam Bain, President of Global Revenue at Twitter, will lead a compelling session about Twitter's future and its impact thus far. Additional speakers include Vince Casanova, President and COO at Chicago Tribune Media Group and Paul Rand, President/CEO of Zocalo Group. The event will take place Wednesday, September 21 from 1-2pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

In addition, Tucker Max, author of the best-selling book, I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell and nominee to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List in 2009, will join Julia Allison, a nationally syndicated columnist, TV personality, and self-proclaimed social media junkie as they discuss how this growing space has transformed their lives. The event will take place Tuesday, September 20 from 7-8pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Social Media Week Chicago events are free and open to the public, but registration is required and filling up quickly. Visit and choose the "LOGIN/REGISTER" tab for registration details. Events include a wide range of topics from "Always On, Always Connected, and Always Local" to " The Google+ Project: Pivoting Around People" to "Chicago Sports Teams Talk Social Media."

"The participation of the Chicago community and our sponsors and partners has created an impressive agenda for Social Media Week Chicago that provides something for any taste," adds Sarah Beardsley, Chicago Tribune Editorial Events Director.

City partners Zocalo Group and the Chicago Tribune want to recognize and thank Social Media Week Chicago's sponsors and partners for their continued support and contributions. Sponsors include Nielsen, Frito-Lay, Experian, MWW Group, Actiance, SocialVibe and Nokia. Event partners include the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), CDW, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, UIUC's Illini Center, Rockit Ranch Productions, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbia College and Chicago magazine.

"The momentum of Social Media Week Chicago has been a truly amazing thing to watch," commented Paul Rand, President/CEO of Zocalo Group. "Everyone should feel very proud of the thought leadership and energy surrounding next week's event."

Along with Social Media Week activities in Chicago, simultaneous events will take place in Beirut, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Vancouver.

Join the Social Media Week Chicago conversation by following @SMWChicago on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn for real-time updates and to help promote the event across your own social networks. A number of events will also be livestreamed and can be followed by visiting

About Zocalo Group

Zocalo Group is a full-service word-of-mouth and social media marketing agency, helping leading consumer and business to business brands become the most talked about and recommended in their category. Based in Chicago, Zocalo Group has received numerous industry awards for brand programs and measurement initiatives. Zocalo Group is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) and Ketchum. For more information, please visit

About the Chicago Tribune

For 164 years, the Chicago Tribune has been a market-leading publication of the Tribune Company. Reaching five million readers each week in print, online and through radio, television and live events, the Tribune is known for its public service journalism and watchdog reporting. In 2010, the Tribune launched Trib Nation, a community outreach and audience engagement program that includes a broad menu of live events such as Chicago Forward: Conversations About the Future, a series of public policy discussions; programs by columnists and other journalists; literary events including Author Talks, Lit Fest, and Literary Awards; and classes and seminars under the banner TribU: Lessons for Life.

About Social Media Week

Social Media Week is owned and operated by Crowdcentric Media LLC and is a global platform connecting people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Delivered primarily through a network of internationally hosted conferences and online through social media, Social Media Week literally connects hundreds of thousands of people every year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media's role in society. To learn more, visit

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