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Social Media Week Independent (SMWiFairfax)
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
Sep 14 - Thursday
8:00 AM
2:00 PM

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.

8:00 AM
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:45 AM
WELCOME REMARKS

Gerald Gordon, President and CEO,
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

9:00 AM
KEYNOTE

Brian Fanzo, Change Evangelist | Millennial Speaker | CEO iSocialFanz

9:30 AM
THE NEW RULES OF CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

How do local and federal agencies leverage social networks to engage with communities and connect with the public? How do they translate public interest into impact and drive meaningful change?

Gain valuable insight into how social media is changing the way government agencies build ties and strengthen communities and why engagement is the metric that matters.

Julie Parker, Director Media Relations, Fairfax County Police Department
Carolyn Re AMs, Social Media Lead & Outreach Office of Public Affairs, CIA
Lt. Col. Vinston Porter, Public Relations & Outreach, Defense Intelligence Agency
Sara Smith , Social Media Listening Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor at GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

10:15 AM
THE NEXT BIG THING

As social media continues to evolve, what social media trends will dominate the future? How will companies reformulate their competitive strategies to stay relevant?

Leading corporations discuss where social media and emerging technologies are headed. And, whatís new & whatís next from every angle.

Janet Balis , Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment, EY

11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 AM
THE POWER OF PODCASTING

One of the big challenges facing businesses today is the struggle to be heard in a crowded marketplace. How do you break through the noise?

Join this LIVE podcast as three breakthrough hosts offer a compelling case for why podcasts matter and what comes next for this increasingly popular medium.

Sarah Fraser, Host of the Hey Frase Podcast
Jonathan Aberman, Host of Whatís Working in Washington
Natasha Che, Founder of Soundwise & Host of Founders Nextdoor Podcast
Moderator: Brian Fanzo, Change Evangelist, CEO of iSocialFranz

11:55 AM
POLITICS IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS

The current political shifts have changed all the rules. In a world that is highly influenced by social media, what forces are reshaping the political landscape?

This expert panel examines what can be learned from navigating unconventional political paths to success and how social media is certain to shape political agendas and campaigns to come.

Tom Cochran, Chief Digital Strategist & VP, Acquia
Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent, New York Magazine
Ben Jacobs, Political Reporter, The Guardian US
Moderator: Judy Kurtz, The Hill, In the Know

12:40 PM
KEYNOTE

12:55 PM
CLOSING REMARKS

1:00 PM
ITíS A WRAP! NETWORKING LUNCH

Capital One headquarters
1680 Capital One Drive
Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102

$50, including lunch

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