For the fourth year, the College of Media is a sponsor of Social Media Week Chicago. This year’s theme is “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class.” SMW Chicago has thousands of attendees each year, and is a great platform for getting the word out about the College’s research and expertise, as well as networking with others involved in social media.

Sessions hosted by the College of Media are located at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr. and are free and open to the public. They include:

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Media World
Rhiannon Clifton ’00 ADV, Director of Strategic Programs & Outreach, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Telling a Compelling Story Using Social Media Analytics
Nick Vance ’11 LAS, Social Media Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe Yun ’01 CS, MS ADV ‘14, Leader, Social Media Analytics, Technology Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Millennials on Millennials
Panelists: Students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Rhiannon Clifton ’00 ADV, Director of Strategic Programs & Outreach College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We're All In This Together: Creating Engaging Content Across Social Channels
Tony Bagdy, Vice President, Marketing, Zacks Investment Management
Candi Butzow ’04 ADV, Brand Strategy Manager, Buzzfeed
Lindsey Davis ’09 ADV, Account Manager, Buzzfeed
Chris Rollyson, Managing Director, CSRA, Inc.
Gina Wolf, Global Lead, Marketing Solutions Consultants, LinkedIn

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Parallel Universes with Tom Benjamin Hord
Tom Benjamin Hord ’11 ADV, Senior Strategist, Leo Burnett

Using Your Professional Skills for Social Good:  A Google Employee, Digital Advertising, & A Cambodian Non-Profit
Andy Makielski, Account Executive, Google

Social's Impact on Sports Media
Justin Breen ’99 JOURN, Senior Editor, DNAInfo.com
Steve Raquel ’92 ADV, MS ’93, Manager, Chief Illiniwek social channels
Sahadev Sharma ’10 LAS, Senior Editor, Baseball Prospectus focused on the Chicago Cubs
Ed Sherman ’81 JOURN, President, Sherman Report
Dave Wischnowsky ’98 JOURN, Freelance Columnist, Daily Journal and The Times

Thursday, Nov. 19

The New Digitally-Focused Sport Media Research Agenda
CL Cole, Head, Department of Media and Cinema Studies

Diverse Voices Through Active Centralized Empowerment
Dr. Janice Collins, Assistant Professor, Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

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