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Next Level Hawaii - Social Media Strategies for Business: Thursday April 29 - Opening Night Cocktail Reception at "Ka"; Friday April 30 - Full Day Conference at Hawaii Convention Ctr; Saturday May 1 - Meet Speakers (Talk Story Follow-up "Good to Grill"

Next Level Hawaii

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM (HST)

Honolulu, United States

Next Level Hawaii - Social Media Strategies for Business:...

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What is Next Level Hawaii?

Businesses, entrepreneurs and government officials who need to improve or launch a social media program will find the answers they need at the upcoming Next Level Hawaii conference in Honolulu from Thursday April 29 for Opening Night Reception at KA Nightclub & Restaurant (Ward Warehouse) 5:30pm -7:30pm, April 30 the FULL DAY Session at Hawaii Convention Center and Saturday May 1, 2010 at Good to Grill (449 Kapahulu Avenue) 9-11am.

Next Level Hawaii brings together America’s social media gurus, Chris Pirillo, Geoff Livingston, Aaron Brazell, Micah Baldwin, Jesse Stay and Roxanne Darling, for three days that promise to change the way participants think about the Internet, their marketing strategy and doing business in Hawaii.

Participants in Next Level Hawaii will learn not only how to launch a successful social media strategy, but how to deliver a return-on-investment to their organizations. Registration cost is $199 for the two-day event. A special opening night cocktail event at "Ka" in Ward Warehouse is $25.00

Next Level Hawaii will encapsulate everything participants need to know to create or fine-tune a social media program by matching some of the best minds in social media today with Hawaii’s business community. Speakers will focus on relevant, practical information about how to use social media in varying industries, including business, government, education, military and non-profit.

“Social media bridges the gap between islands of enthusiasm,” said PirilloThese tools enable us to share our experiences with people we may never meet in real life  but we'll likely grow to know these same people better than we know our next door neighbor.”

Next Level Hawaii is produced by Kelly Mitchell, real estate consultant with Prudential Locations and her company, The Kelly Mitchell Group. Mitchell was COO of a Hawaii tech company for 8 years and is the former President of Social Media Club Hawaii. 

Next Level Hawaii Speakers

Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo

Geek, Internet Entrepreneur, Hardware Addict, Software Junkie, Book Author, Once TV Show Host, Technology Enthusiast, Shameless Self-Promoter, Tech Conference Coordinator, Early Adopter, Idea Evangelist, Tech Support Blogger, Bootstrapper, Media Personality, Technology Consultant, Thicker Quicker Picker Upper. Chris has been participating in Internet conversations since 1992, having launched Lockergnome as a content publishing network and building Gnomedex to be one of the blogosphere’s highly regarded conferences. He publishes a personal blog and lifecast to tens of thousands of viewers and produces weekly video segments for Live, where he offers tech advice to a savvy audience.  

Geoff Livingston

Geoff Livingston

Author of Now Is Gone and owner of Washington DC-based Livingston Communications. Dubbed a “local blogging guru” by The Washington Post, Geoff’s Buzz Bin blog,, is the top ranked independent PR blog in the region. Geoff creates marketing strategy, media relations, branding and internet marketing campaigns for public and private organizations. Some of his experiences include work for AT&T, the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bartleby Books, BEA Systems, Hughes Network Systems, ManTech, the Washington Nationals, Intelsat, Verizon Wireless and many others.

Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Community Director for and founder of five companies including, Startup Weekend, VCwear, Ignite Boulder, and A Freelancer Marketplace. Andrew Hyde is a speaker, bootstrapper, designer, user interface builder, user experience creator, buzzword originator ("thought leader"), blogger, politico, biker, runner, backpacker, and nice guy.

Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell

Author of WordPress Bible, Lead Editor of and CEO of Emmense Technologies, LLC, a WordPress consultancy company located in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a frequent public speaker, engaging with the WordPress community at WordCamps around the United States. Aaron is the lead organizer of WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, a WordPress community conference. He believes in challenging conventional thinking and assumptions, and as a result, often takes actions that are provocative, strategic, and unconventional in an effort to move dialogue and popular opinion forward. Aaron has worked with a variety of companies including Lijit, Lockergnome and blog network b5media, where he worked as the Director of Technology from 2006-2008. Prior to 2006, Aaron was involved with several large defense contracting companies including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and CSC.

Jesse Stay

Jesse Stay

CEO and founder of, a site that complements the social networking experience with useful tools and analytics.  A speaker, author, developer, and entrepreneur, Jesse wrote two books, I’m on Facebook–Now What???, and FBML Essentials (O’Reilly), and was recently named one of 20 developers to follow on Twitter, as well as one of 10 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Jesse writes regularly on his blog, StayNAlive, and has contributed to the top two Facebook blogs, InsideFacebook and AllFacebook.

Roxanne Darling

Roxanne Darling

Was recently named #24 on the Most Influential Women in Social Media list. She is the creator of the Internet TV show, Beach Walks with Rox and winner of three Vloggies. She was also selected as one of 40 women in IT for Do IT Around the World  a book and 24-hour day in the life of women in IT project. Roxanne focuses on using technology smartly to build business; this includes strategic planning, internet technology consulting, online/offline business integration, database management, project management, business networking, and search engine optimization.



Opening Night Cocktail Reception $25.00

5:30PM - 7:30PM     Opening night cocktail reception "KA Nightclub & Restaurant"

FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2010  "Hawaii Convention Center"

Full Day Conference: Six world-class experts will help you to take your social media to the next level with content and communications strategies for building and managing your online community, developing your internet presence, and deploying successful social web marketing, branding, and internet promotion.

7:30AM - 8:30AM Coffee and Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30AM - 9:00AM Keynote


Morning Session

9:00AM - 10:00AM Chris Pirillo - Building a monster brand, community, and thriving online business

10:00AM - 10:15AM Break

10:15AM - 11:15AM Geoff Livingston - Public relation strategies for the new media age using online communications, content, presence, response, and meeting the bleeding edge

11:15AM - 11:30AM Break

11:30AM - 12:30PM Aaron Brazell What you need to know about WordPress social technologies, and integrating those web technologies to maximize your marketing efforts from a technical perspective

12:30PM - 1:45PM Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:45PM - 2:45PM Andrew Hyde - How to build your business, development strategic
relationships, and integrate your real world with the online world

2:45PM -  3:00PM Break

3:00PM - 4:00PM Jesse Stay - From fishers to farmers: using social technologies on your
own website to engage, build traffic and spread word about your brand or

4:00PM - 4:15PM Break

4:15PM - 5:15PM Roxanne Darling - How to successfully deploy video to build content, drive
traffic and create a massive online following using social video tools

5:15PM - 5:30PM Announcements and Close


Meet the Speakers, Lite Breakfast and Networking (included in Full Conference price)

9:00AM - 10:30AM Social Networking and Continental Breakfast "Good to Grill"


The Hawai'i Convention Center is centrally located in the heart of Honolulu at the gateway to Waikiki on the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapi'olani Boulevard. It is conveniently located 7.5 miles (12 km) from the Honolulu International Airport and within one mile of 30,000 hotel rooms and an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.



On-site vehicle parking is available at the Hawai'i Convention Center. The parking garage is located on the 2nd floor of the facility and the entrance is located on Kalakaua Avenue. The garage can accommodate 690 vehicles and the maximum vehicle height is 8'11". ADA accessible parking is available in Row A of the garage.

The daily parking rate is $5.00 (per entry). Attendees and exhibitors who wish to have unlimited in and out privileges during normal garage hours may purchase a parking card at the Parking Cashier booth for $25.00 (valid for 30 days). If you exit within 30 minutes of entering the garage, there is no charge for parking. Exhibitors in standard sized vehicles should park in Row F for unloading and loading and freight elevator access. Exhibitors with oversized vehicles are required to make a dock reservation in advance by calling (808) 943-3018. For more information or assistance, please call (808) 943-3500. For traffic and advisory information, tune in to radio station 1610 AM.








Ka Nightclub and Restaurant is located at Ward Warehouse.

Good to Grill is located at 449 Kapahulu Avenue.

Have questions about Next Level Hawaii - Social Media Strategies for Business: Thursday April 29 - Opening Night Cocktail Reception at "Ka"; Friday April 30 - Full Day Conference at Hawaii Convention Ctr; Saturday May 1 - Meet Speakers (Talk Story Follow-up "Good to Grill"? Contact Next Level Hawaii

When & Where

The Hawai'i Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Avenue
Honolulu, 96815

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM (HST)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 3:02 PM

Conference Takeaways

You will learn social media’s importance for generating profits, new customers and broader market awareness, how to build an immediate presence on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. that will help you grow your organization’s visibility in the social media world, how to start  conversations & engage new customers & contacts that help you grow revenue & achieve your organizations marketing objectives and see an overview of some of the most critical standards, norms and behaviors for social networks so you can be successful in this emerging world.

Register now. Space is limited.


Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 10:24 AM

Next Level Hawaii Announces Opening Night Cocktail Hour at "Ka" Ward Warehouse Thursday April 29, 2010  5:30-7:30  Heavy pupu, cocktails and networking.

Space is limited.  Reserve now.



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