BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the first and only conference dedicated to blogging and new media, announced today the lineup of keynote speakers scheduled to take center stage in Las Vegas – an all-star list of new media mavericks, experts, and visionaries that includes Richard Jalichandra, Timothy Ferriss, and Gary Vaynerchuk. The Conference and Expo will be held Sept. 20-21, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is open at www.blogworldexpo.com.
As the only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting blogging and new media, BlogWorld includes more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes. On Friday, Sept. 19, BlogWorld Expo will host the Executive and Entrepreneur Conference, an exclusive full-day session track, focused on corporate blogging and the use of new media in business environments.
Keynote speakers for the three days include:
Chris Alden, chief executive officer and chairman of Six Apart, has a rich history founding companies in the online media space. Before joining Six Apart in September 2006, he was co-founder and chief executive officer of Rojo Networks, Inc., an Internet company dedicated to helping consumers effectively manage dynamic content. He was also co-founder and a former chief executive officer of Red Herring Communications, Inc.
Anil Dash is chief evangelist at Six Apart, where he’s played a formative role in helping create the world’s leading blogging company. Called a “legendary blogger” by the Houston Chronicle, Anil is a recognized expert on blogs, web technology, web culture and the software industry. He founded one of the earliest and most popular blogs on the Internet, which was named one of MSNBC’s “Best of Blogs.”
Timothy Ferriss is author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek. He was also nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007.”
Richard Jalichandra, president and chief executive officer of Technorati, is a veteran Internet executive whose media experience includes leadership roles across the media spectrum – as a client, at an agency, as a publisher and with an advertising network.
Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of eight books including The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.
Steve Rubel is a digital marketer with over 15 years experience. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, a division of Edelman – the world’s largest independent PR firm. He has been named to several prestigious lists, including: The Forbes.com Web Celeb 25, PC Magazine’s 100 Favorite Blogs, Media Magazine’s Media 100, the AlwaysOn/Technorati Open Media 100 and the CNET News.com Blog 100.
Mike Shinoda is a Japanese American musician, record producer and visual artist best known for his vocal and musical endeavors with his band Linkin Park and solo project Fort Minor. Shinoda’s band has won two Grammy Awards, sold more than 50 million albums (their Diamond-Certified debut “Hybrid Theory” has sold more than 18 million copies alone), and built a die-hard worldwide fan base through relentless touring and a powerful online presence.
Gary Vaynerchuk, a self-trained wine expert, is revolutionizing the wine industry. He’s convinced Conan O’Brien to lick salted rocks and shared samples of dirt and grass with Ellen Degeneres. Inspired by sites such as YouTube.com and Facebook.com, Gary leveraged technology to reach an untapped audience. His blog, Wine Library TV, boasts a cult-like following resulting from his enthusiastic, unconventional and often irreverent wine commentary.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo brings together visionaries, senior-level executives and pioneers from the corporate blogging world, as well as those looking to make their first leap into blogging, livecasts, podcasts, micromedia and other social media programs. The event offers valuable insight and information for anyone in technology, political, entertainment, business, sports and journalism fields.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo sponsors include Investor Village, Six Apart, Southwest Airlines, Fast Company, Pajamas Media, Mashable, b5media, Technorati, YBN and more. Additional information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo, including speaker topics, session descriptions and registration details, is available at www.blogworldexpo.com.
About BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. BlogWorld features dozens of seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and Internet-savvy business. Designed to give participants the strategies, tools and technologies they need to stake their claim in the blogosphere, BlogWorld takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 20-21. More information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo can be found at www.blogworldexpo.com.