NEPA’s Only Blogging, Social Media Conference comes to East Stroudsburg University, September 12

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Organizers for the Pocono region’s only blogging and social media conference, NEPA BlogCon, announced today that its fourth consecutive event will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. Having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from sold-out audiences in past years, NEPA BlogCon brings a new venue but a continuing tradition of serving our community.

“We are thrilled to host this year’s BlogCon,” said Mary Frances Postupack, vice president for economic development and research support at ESU.  “ESU’s Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, which features state-of-the-art technology, is the ideal venue for a high-tech conference.  BlogCon will also provide businesses, organizations, students and individuals in our greater community the opportunity to be introduced to blogging techniques as another communication tool.”

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

NEPA BlogCon is designed to bring together bloggers of all experience levels, as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership, and branding. It also provides an opportunity for marketers, small business owners, non-profit organizations and students who would like to learn more about blogging.

NEPA BlogCon draws a wide range of local, regional, and international talent, with past speakers including radical self-love champion and top fashion blogger Gala Darling, branding expert Shenee Howard of Hey Shenne! Brand Chemistry, entrepreneur Kris Jones of KBJ Capital, and internationally acclaimed blogger and non-profit founder, Shane Burcaw of Laughing at My Nightmare.

Tickets are available for $15 and registration will open this summer at NEPABlogCon.com. Once again, this year’s official media partner for NEPA BlogCon is WNEP-TV. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and community organizations are still available. Visit NEPABlogCon.com for details.

ACCEPTING SPEAKER PROPOSALS

NEPA BlogCon will accept proposals for speaker presentations now through June 12, 2015. Speakers may submit their proposals for consideration at NEPABlogCon.com

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY EFFORTS

Last year, NEPA BlogCon drew more than 150 local bloggers, technology influencers, students, and marketing professionals to Northeastern Pennsylvania, raising thousands of dollars to benefit the founding of Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a technology camp for girls in grades 4-6.

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp will launch in July 2015 at Lackawanna College.

NEPA BlogCon is unique in that all proceeds benefit non-profit and community education projects. It is organized by volunteers and could not be held without the support of sponsors, local businesses, attendees, and community leaders.

Since the event originated in 2012, the amount raised for charity totals more than $7,500, with beneficiaries including Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance, and The Arc of Luzerne County.

All proceeds from this year’s conference will again be applied to Squirrel Girls Tech Camp.

Like NEPA BlogCon, the STEM education camp will be held in collaboration with sponsor organization, TecBridge, a regional collegial organization that collaboratively strives to create and embrace entrepreneurial opportunities with the purpose of growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania.

With easy accessibility and a convenient location in the Pocono Mountains, East Stroudsburg University is approximately one-quarter mile from East Stroudsburg exit 308 off Interstate 80, within easy reach of major highway systems in the tri-state region.

FAST FACTS:

  • NEPA BlogCon
  • Saturday, September 12 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
  • East Stroudsburg University Hoeffner Science and Technology Center
  • Tickets are $15, which includes lunch, a SWAG bag, and admission to all sessions.
  • Tickets can be purchased online at nepablogcon.com
  • All proceeds benefit Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a STEM education camp for girls in grades 4-6

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CONTACT: For more information, Mandy Boyle, 570-262-9644 or boyle.mandy@gmail.com