Join us for our next stop on the Social Media Club Fall Tour 2010 for this important conversation about Social Media and Family. Leading the conversation will be Chris Heuer, joined by dads and moms who blog/podcast for a panel discussion around their use of Social Media. Following the panel and a brief Q&A, we will break out into small groups to expand the conversation over drinks.
For the last several years, the majority of the focus has been on how Social Media has been transforming organizations, but at the same time, social media has also been transforming the relationships between parents and their children; between husbands and wives; and between all members of extended families.
The emergence of "The Social Family" is bringing a whole new set of efficiencies to communications between family members, and making it easier to keep in touch across long distances. It is also not without its own set of challenges, from the common "my kids won't friend me on Facebook" to more dangerous issues such as child safety, cyber bullying and online stalking. With every increase in the level of public disclosure we make about our lives, we are at once becoming more connected to our broader community and providing potential evil doers with insights into our homes and our family life.
Where to draw the line and how to be mindful of all these potential challenges takes real effort. So together we will find out what every social family should know. We also want to know if social media is helping keep dads and moms more connected with their families and what sort of services parents would be most interested in seeing developed.
On the evening of Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00-9:00pm, we will gather to discuss this important topic thanks to the support of Chevrolet Cruze, a modern family car which is setting out to change the rules for compact cars. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. Our host for the evening is Chris Heuer, founder of Social Media Club, the world's leading non-profit association of social media professionals and participants, now in over 200 cities around the world.
- 6:00-7:00pm : Registration and Networking
- 7:00-7:15pm : Welcoming remarks about Social Media Club and its future, Chris Heuer
- 7:15-8:00pm : Panel with local Parents Who Blog
- 8:00-8:15pm : Q&A
- 8:15-9:00pm : Small group conversations over drinks
Albert Maruggi is an early social media adopter and the father of five right in the middle of what he calls the "parenting tunnel". His children range in age from 20-12 and as he describes them, a full house queens over kings, including twins. He believes in using digital screens as carrots and sticks, limits online social involvement while still introducing new platforms to his family. His first use of Twitter in the summer of 2007 from the fjords of Norway specifically keeping in touch with the family. While cautious of social network participation for this children he accepts the realities of the mobile family and his insights on how it helps him be a better parent. Marugg is the long time host of the Marketing Edge podcast.
Molly Snyder, TheSnyder5.com - Molly is a full-time working mom busy managing life, a career and, along with her husband, three active boys. She has worked in marketing and public relations for 15 years in retail, consulting, health care and at national agencies. Her blog, TheSnyder5.com, started in 2007 as a way to document the lives of her family and their efforts to laugh at life and at themselves. Today she writes about family, clutter and home organization, marketing, living green, and being a working mom who tries to focus on what matters most.
Jason DeBoer-Moran has been a participant and observer of social media over the last ten years. He encountered the power of social media while working directly with students at Concordia University – Saint Paul. As students joined complaint groups, blogrings, and disclosed their social lives for all to see, Jason encourages students to be mindful and consider the important balance between being "real" and understanding privacy. Currently, Jason works in the IT Department and is a faculty member in the Strategic Communication Program and the Marketing Program. The role of Social Media and Family will be arriving home with the DeBoer-Morans in early November when a baby girl will join the family. Jason blogs infrequently at http://www.newcoventry.com and tweets more frequently as @newcoventry.
Sponsor and Host
About Chevrolet Cruze (our sponsor for Social Media + Family event series)
Earlier this year, President Obama called the Chevy Cruze “the car of the future”, because it’s the car that has something for the entire family. It’s the only car in its segment with a 5-Star safety rating, and it comes with an unprecedented 10 airbags, providing you peace of mind while hauling even your most previous cargo. Its upscale amenities like Bluetooth, turn-by-turn navigation and 18” aluminum wheels let parents and children ride in style. And with hybrid-like fuel efficiency and a headline-making sticker cost of only $16,995, the Chevy Cruze is giving the modern family what it deserves – something that appeals to the entire family
About Social Media Club (the host of Social Media + Family)
Social Media Club (SMC) hosts conversations that explore key issues facing professionals and organizations as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other. SMC’s primary missions are focused on promoting media literacy, promoting standards based technologies, championing ethical behavior and sharing our collective knowledge and insights with each other and the world. As the world’s largest organization of Social Media Professionals, we reach leading influencers and social media enthusiasts in face to face meetings held in over 230 cities around the world. As part of our dedicated efforts to improve media literacy, our SMCEDU.org program is striving to improve the quality of social media education in universities. Please consider joining our effort to professionalize social media by joining as a professional member today.
When & Where
Social Media Club, Inc.
Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other.
We are focused on expanding digital media literacy, sharing lessons learned, promoting ethical behavior and advancing industry standards. Social Media Club is a non-profit organization, and the world's largest community of Social Media Professionals, with local chapters in 300+ cities.
Learn more at http://socialmediaclub.org and connect with us at http://twitter.com/socialmediaclub and http://facebook.com/socialmediaclub