2012 is here, time to do great things ladies and gentlemen.
In 2012 we kick off the year by putting our money where our mouth is. We've spoken often about Long Island having too many silos and how that prevents the sharing of great ideas. To kick off the year we'll be doing a combined tweetup with Social Media Club of Long Island (SMC-LI) and the folks over at DBMEI (Digital Brand Marketing Education).
And that's not even the cool part yet! Thanks to a great connection made by Hilary Topper (@hilary25), Walt Whitman Mall will be hosting us! For Free! UPDATE: Our Food Sponsors Are: California Pizza Kitchen (@calpizzakitchen), Panera Bread (@panerabread) and Legal Sea Foods (@legalseafoods)!
Should I Come?
If you're a social media / marketing / PR nerd, this will be heaven for you, trust me.
If you've been to an LITweetup before, then duh. See you there.
If you 're a small business owner, journalist, artist, educator, parent, police officer, doctor, student or anybody else who's interested in how the world is changing because of these crazy new social communications technologies, this would be a smart place for you to be. You'll have a chance to meet real people who work and think about this stuff all the time without having to worry about being attacked by 'business card in your face' style networkers (more here).
Agenda, sort of
We tend to be really loose as far as agendas go, but this is what's on my mind right now:
- Social Media Camp Long Island 2012
- LITweetup Helps and the new partnership with LI Restaurant Week
- The future of LITweetup - how can we tighten the tribe and do more important work together?
- Smarter not better (Pete Shelly's great new years post)
- Best recipe for barbecued anything
Holding hands around the campfire singing songs
I can't over-stress how excited I am that this is a combined event with SMC-LI and DBMEI. I'm excited Hilary came up with this great idea; the more often we can bring together smart passionate people who give a crap, the better.
Can't wait to see you all there!