SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the world's largest social media conference and new media industry tradeshow, will move its western U.S. event to the Los Angeles Convention Center this November 3 – 5. BlogWorld has been held in Las Vegas for the past five years.
BlogWorld West will host more than 4,000 attendees, 200 sponsoring companies, 100 educational sessions and 200 speakers. Additionally, BlogWorld's eastern U.S. event will take place in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, May 24-26.
BlogWorld is a one of a kind show that attracts the most popular and knowledgeable bloggers, podcasters, Internet radio and TV broadcasters, as well as the most influential Facebook and Twitter celebrities and social media professionals. In 2010, BlogWorld attendees had a combined monthly reach of over 250 million people. These influencers have tremendous impact with their audiences and present a significant marketing opportunity for the newly revitalized Downtown Los Angeles area and the multi-billion dollar L.A. Live entertainment complex.
"New media and traditional media are converging. Los Angeles is the home of the film, television and music industries and also has the single largest population of bloggers and digital content creators in the country. That puts L.A. at the center of the convergence of new and traditional media making it the obvious choice for us," explained Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld.
"BlogWorld and New Media Expo will contribute 2.9 million dollars to the L.A. economy and will allow the city to showcase itself as a center of new media to a very important audience,'' Mark Liberman, president of LA INC The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. ''We think that the meeting organizers made the right decision when they opted to move their meeting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles."
The BlogWorld conference offers sessions designed to help bloggers, podcasters and other digital content creators learn how to better create, distribute and monetize their content and covers the latest trends in online journalism, social media, online communities, Internet broadcasting, video streaming and much more.
Over the coming months, BlogWorld will be unveiling its headlining speakers and exciting panels.
Examples of past presenters include:
- Don Lemon – CNN news anchor
- Jermaine Dupri – Grammy-winning music producer and blogger
- Adam Carolla – TV and radio personality and leading podcaster
- Scott Monty – Ford Motor Co. social media chief
- Joannna Drake Earl – COO of Current TV
- Mike Shinoda – Rock star from band Linkin Park, social media user
- Guy Kawasaki – Founder of Garage Ventures, Co-Founder of Alltop.com, author of "Enchantment"
- Mark Cuban – Founder of HDNet, blogger and owner of Dallas Mavericks
- Dermot McCormack – Executive VP of Digital Media, MTV Networks Music
- Mark Burnett – Emmy-award winning producer of "Survivor," "The Apprentice" and "Sarah Palin's Alaska"
An important feature of BlogWorld is the Social Media Business Summit, the world's largest social media business conference. This exclusive three-day event offers educational sessions designed to teach marketing and PR executives as well as business owners the most effective ways to utilize social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more in their sales, marketing, customer service, PR, and enterprise activities.
"In this challenging economy, businesses are being forced to shed expensive traditional marketing methods in favor of lower-cost new media alternatives to grow their businesses. Most are looking to answer two key questions about social media: which tools should our company use to engage our customers via the social web, and how can we as a company become social and do it right? That's exactly what they are going to learn at this conference from companies like Kodak, Ford, Sony, Southwest Airlines, Cisco, and Pepsi to name a few," said Dave Cynkin, president and co-founder of BlogWorld.
The New Media Expo exhibit floor consists of a wide range of companies serving the new media marketplace, including social media software, blogging platforms, advertising networks, social media monitoring services, recording devices, live streaming equipment and software, video and podcast hosting services, mobile devices, social media consulting services, search engine marketing and more.
For upcoming event info and announcements, subscribe to e-news at www.blogworldexpo.com and get the latest new media industry news at www.blogworld.com. Connect with BlogWorld on Twitter at www.twitter.com/blogworld and Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlogWorld.
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