My New Role with the Social Media Club
As you may know, in addition to publishing SiliconCowboy and my personal creative blog EnVidrio, and working on assignment as a contributing editor to Low-Power Design, I’m also a member of the editorial team at the Social Media Club.
More recently, I’ve been asked to serve as the program director for the Social Media Club’s new Silicon Valley Chapter.
It may surprise you to find that the Social Media Club didn’t have a Silicon Valley Chapter until now. That’s because club founders Kristie Wells and Chris Heuer are based in San Francisco and until recently, that chapter has served the entire Bay Area well.
But the organization is expanding and busy folks in San Jose have long expressed an interest in forming a South Bay chapter. The group is now coming together, under the leadership of great social media movers including Brian Remmel, Irene Koehler, Van Riper, Adam Helweh and many others.
The first meet-up of the Silicon Valley Chapter takes place January 27 at the Town Hall meeting rooms in the offices of PayPal in Santa Clara. The title of the event is Social Media for Social Good.
We’ve managed to pull together an interesting and colorful group of panelists from the spectrum of organizations involved in social good here in Silicon Valley and beyond. The moderator for this event will be Louis Gray, a widely respected tech blogger and vice president of marketing for My6Sense.
- Colt Briner, vice president and general manager of Democrasoft.
- Chris Wilder, executive director of the Valley Medical Center Foundation.
- Stephanie Woehrmann, actress, press director, teacher with El Teatro Campesino.
- Judy Chang, director of non-profits for Paypal.
- Charlie Treadwell, Corporate Affairs Marketing manager in Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
Tickets should go quick as there may be other big names as well. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event, it should be a great discussion, mixing traditional Silicon Valley organizations with the best that social media has to offer…and a good opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new Social Media Club chapter! Be sure to register now!
I look forward to seeing you all there!