SMWiFairfax @ Capital One McLean Conference Center, Tysons Corner [14 September]


08:00 - 14:30

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Capital One McLean Conference Center
1680 Capital One Drive, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102
It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes this the perfect time to bring Social Media Week Independent to the DMV.

Social Media Week Independent (SMWi) is a leading news platform that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insight into how social media and technology are changing business, society & culture worldwide. The SMW community consists of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers who thrive in the hyper-connected world and push the boundaries of the status quo.

Presented by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, this one-day event promises to provoke rigorous discussion and debate on the changes in human connectivity through engaging, entertaining, educational and diverse content and experiences.

Session topics, round tables and panelists include:

The New Rules of Citizen Engagement

Julie Parker, director, Media Relations Bureau, Fairfax County Police Department
Lieutenant Colonel Vinston Porter, Public Relations & Outreach Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Carolyn Reams, Social Media Lead & Outreach, Office of Public Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderated by Christopher Dorobek, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER

The Next BIG Thing

Shannon Jones, Senior Director, Marketing, Capital One
Michael Dumlao, Director of Brand, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Moderated by Anthony Shop, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Social Driver

The Power of Podcasting

Brian Fanzo, Change Evangelist and CEO, iSocialFanz
Sarah Fraser, Host, Hey Frase Podcast
Natasha Che, Founder of Soundwise & Host of Founders Nextdoor Podcast

Politics in 140 Characters or Less

Tom Cochran, Acquia Chief Digital Strategist & Vice President, Public Sector & Former White House and State Department Digital Leader
Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent, New York Magazine
Ben Jacobs, Political reporter, The Guardian US
Hadas Gold, Correspondent, CNN Digital

Paul Brandus, White House Correspondent, West Wing Reports
Moderated by Judy Kurtz, Columnist, In the Know, The Hill

SMWiFairfax is sponsored by QBurst, DC Inno, InsideNoVA, WeWork, Capital One, Potomac Tech Wire, and SwingSpace.

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 10 day before event

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