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Sign Up Today for the Free 2011 Social Media Summit at HU

08-08-2011 08:29 AM CET | Science & Education

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Social media is a fact of life for millions of people, so the real question is not whether we connect, but where and in what ways we should connect to benefit from online networking’s pluses and avoid its minuses. The proliferation of social media is changing us, raising questions for lawmakers, policy makers, educators, business leaders, governments and parents alike. Explore the impact of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ during the free 2011 Social Media Summit, set for Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA.

Harrisburg, PA, August 05, 2011 - The 2011 Social Media Summit brings together a diverse group of panel discussion to examine the far-reaching impact of social networks on politics, parenting, entrepreneurship, training and education, world affairs, and the military. This free event is ideal for parents, budding journalists, corporate leaders, advocates, non-profit groups, military personnel, HR directors and managers, business owners, college students and others who wish to think about the impact of social media.

Panelists include:

Christian Spielvogel Associate Professor of Communication at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and Co-founder of Flip Learning, a digital publishing company that inverts or "flips" traditional educational and training content into social and game-based interactive learning environments.

Paula Ketter, editor of ASTD periodicals who oversees the publication of ASTD’s flagship monthly magazine T+D (Training + Development).

Dr. Sherrie A. Madia, author of the bestselling book, The Online Job Search Survival Guide.

Ira S. Wolfe, author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace.

Linda Fogg Phillips, author of Facebook for Parents, Answers to the Top 25 Questions and The Facebook Guide for Parents

Dallas Lawrence, Managing Director of Digital Public Affairs for Burson-Marsteller.

Sue Hoppin, founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network

Eric Sauve, Vice President, Corporate Development, NewsGator Technologies.

Nicole Radziwill, author of several books including, Disconnected: Technology Addiction & the Search for Authenticity in Virtual Life (2010) and The Undergrad Jungle Book: A Top Secret Collection of Tips, Tricks and Disclosures to Help You Brave the Wild Terrain of Undergraduate Academics (2011).

S. Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., distinguished professor and founding director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory (http://www.psu.edu/dept/medialab) at Penn State University’s College of Communications.

Joseph Carrabis, Senior Research Fellow at USC Annenberg's Center for the Digital Future.

Learn more about the 2011 Social Media Summit online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/SocialMediaSummit

RSVP to this free event via email at Connect@HarrisburgU.edu or http://www.harrisburgu.edu/news/event-registration.php

The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

Contact:
Steven Infanti
AVP Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.901.5146
sinfanti@harrisburgu.edu
http://www.harrisburgu.edu/

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