Houston NetSquared Will Host Wesley Faulkner Speaking on "Social Media and Events: An Evolution" May 8th, 2012

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Wesley Faulkner to Speak on Social Media and Events: An Evolution

I'm excited to announce the Houston NetSquared's May speaker, Wesley Faulkner!

Wesley Faulkner will be coming in from Austin, Texas to talk about using events and social media to build awareness, fundraise and grow your community online and offline.

About Wesley Faulkner

Wesley's experience spans multiple facets of the technology industry, from manufacturing to product development. His passion for technology was fostered through over thirteen years of experience in technical and customer service support, field engineering, and digital media entertainment development.

Recently, Wesley has become a rising player in the social media scene; he has been a featured guest on several web media outlets such as CNET and ManiaTV. As part of the Social Media Counsel, and then as an Social Media Evangelist he assisted in the development of AMD's social media strategy and helped discover new business partnerships.

Wesley is on the board of Apprentice Marketing, an organization that provides small business' with mentorship in online marketing and social media and helps college graduates enter the workforce ready to make a difference.  

Here's a Preview of the Presentation "Social Media and Events: An Evolution"

**In Wesley's own words:

Live events have gone through several changes over the years. The level of social media integration can vary on need. Below I have defined three different types of events and how they use social. I will walk you through each one and explain the ins and outs.

Traditional Events:

Finding a way to integrate social media into events that have been around for a while might seem like a daunting task. There are some easy and clever ways to add social without a lot of work.

Examples:

  • Susan G. Komen race for the cure
  • Fight for Air Climb

Social Media Based Events:

Not long after tools like Facebook and Twitter became popular, social media inspired events sprung to life. Instead of a formal organization creating and managing every aspect of an event, these usually take on a more decentralized approach.

Examples:

Multifaceted Events:

These events are harder to describe, because they take on so many forms. In fact the branding and purpose can differ dramatically on whom you ask.

Examples:

  • Movember
  • SXSW
  • Love Austin Week

Come Hear Wesley Faulkner on May 8th at Houston NetSquared

Find out more and RSVP for our May Houston NetSquared Meetup online at http://meetup.com/Net2Houston.

A big thanks to Tendenci, the open source CMS for NonProfit Websites, for sponsoring the food and drinks for our meet-ups.

Find Wesley online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/wesley83

Blog: http://wesleyfaulkner.com/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/wesley83 

Please "Like" Houston NetSquared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Net2Houston and share our meetup with your Tech and NonProfit Friends!