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BlogWorld's NMX and BusinessNext Social Sets Impressive Lineup of Over 170 Speakers; Set To Break Attendance Records

Concurrent conferences marrying content and commerce to hear from Winkelvoss Twins, Guy Kawasaki, UFC CEO Dana White and many other thought leaders in social business and new media

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BlogWorld announced today a lineup of over 170 business and new media leaders speaking at 2013's New Media Expo (NMX), the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event for content creators; and BusinessNext Social, the world's premier conference for social business, marketing and IT executives.  Featured speakers include venture capitalists Cameron & Tyler Winkelvoss and Founder Guy Kawasaki, who join previously announced keynoter Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White


Record attendance is expected for the conferences opening January 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, just prior to the Consumer Electronics Show.  Passes are available starting at $77 at, including an All Access package that assures admission to every presentation at both conferences.

The agendas for NMX and BusinessNext Social embody the mix of newsworthy announcements and thought leadership that have made them the conferences of choice for new media content creators and forward-looking marketers.  Highlights include:

  • Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, whose story was immortalized in the award-winning 2011 film The Social Network, will discuss the future of social communities and announce a new investment in social networks. 

  • Lin Humphrey, Jr., Mobile Marketing Association's 2011 Global Mobile Marketing Academic of the Year, will release surprising research on the psychoprofile of today's connected consumer, including social and mobile marketing best to encourage consumers to express themselves about their personal lives.
  • Backplane CEO/Founder Matt Michelsen, the architect of Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, one of the largest and most active digital fan communities, will talk about creating a new social web corridor backed by brands to unite people around interests, affinities and movements.
  • Leo Laporte, the founder and host of, will keynote and also host the 8th annual Podcasting Awards.

Other speakers slated to appear include Jay Baer, President, Convince & Convert; Vala Afshar, CMO & Chief Customer Officer, Enterasys Networks; Jeff Ragovin, Chief Strategy Officer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud; and Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs.  A complete list is available at

BlogWorld CEO and Co-Founder Rick Calvert said, "We couldn't be happier with our incredible lineup of speakers that brings together content and commerce thought leaders from new media and marketing.  NMX's agenda addresses offers essential advice for bringing bloggers, podcasters and web video creators to bring their business to the next level, while BusinessNext attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear from an impressive group of marketing leaders that has never been assembled anywhere else.  This year's event strengthens our conferences' positions as the must-attend shows for anyone interested in the intersection of digital content and commerce."

New Media Expo is sponsored by premium brands such as: Ford Motor Company, .ME, Group High, WordPress, U.S. Army, Overblog, Technorati, Simul-TV, TechZulu, SAG/AFTRA, Social Radius, Ustream, PR Newswire, NewTek, Stickam and more.

About BusinessNext Social and New Media Expo (NMX)

BusinessNext Social is the world's premier social business conference for business owners, marketing executives and online entrepreneurs. Attendees learn how to effectively use social media, content and mobile marketing, and social analytics to reach new customers, build online communities around their brands and grow their businesses on the social web with best strategies and marketing practices imparted by social media thought leaders and business icons. Leveraging blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instragram, Facebook and more, plus the newest cutting-edge social platforms for business, will be discussed by social business experts, icons and influencers.

New Media Expo (NMX), formerly BlogWorld & New Media Expo, is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event geared specifically for content creators including Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV & Video seriesproducers, and is dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of leading content creators, representing more than 50 countries, come to network and learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential new media pros. Additionally, NMX features a resource-packed trade show, the industry's only comprehensive new media exhibition for finding solutions and making important new media technology, service and product purchase decisions.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Inquiries:
Patti Hosking - [email protected] (858) 309-4747 ext. 109

Contact: Shawn Roberts, TallGrass Public Relations, (415) 305-6456

SOURCE BlogWorld & New Media Expo

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