The first Live #Blogchat of 2012 is just 8 days away and will be kicking off Bazaarvoice’s Social Summit! Social Summit is a fabulous conference that Bazaarvoice puts on annually to showcase how companies and their clients are leveraging social data to improve business processes and the customer experience. I’m really looking forward to attending the Summit as it will be like looking into the future, as more companies get a better handle on how to better connect with their customers and collect their feedback. And then act on it.
The event itself will be stellar, with three tracks and a great lineup of speakers including Wired’s Chris Anderson, data visualization expert David McCandless, Ed Keller, CEO of WOM firm the Keller Fay Group, Andy Sernovitz and over a dozen more. The Social Summit will be held next Weds-Friday, the 11th-13th, and you can see the agenda here.
And Live #Blogchat will kick off the event at 5pm Central on the 11th! The Topic is TBA, and I’ll have a bit more information in a followup post next Monday or Tuesday. The event is actually sold out, but Bazaarvoice has managed to set aside a few tickets for any of y’all that want to attend PLUS if you use code COUNTMEIN when you register, you’ll get $100 off! Here’s more details on how to register.
Pretty cool, huh? So I can’t wait to see all of you in Austin next week for the Live #Blogchat at the Bazaarvoice Social Summit! Wait, what’s that? You say you can’t make it to Austin next week? Then we’ve still got you covered because this will be the first Live #Blogchat to be streamed live online! That’s right, even if you can’t make it to Austin next week, you can still follow along online and not only that, you can participate in this special Live #Blogchat! Bazaarvoice is going all out, and will have monitors set up streaming the conversation on Twitter as well, and periodically we’ll be pulling in tweets from y’all into the discussion we are having during the Live #Blogchat at the Social Summit! Pretty damn cool, right? That way you can follow the streaming online, and then if you want to make a point, just add #bsocial12 and #blogchat to your tweet, and we’ll see it!
In fact, the majority of the Social Summit sessions will be streamed live, so bookmark this page, and shortly before the Summit starts, you’ll see information there on how to view the sessions online.
So to recap:
1 – If you want to attend the Social Summit next week in Austin (and of course the Live #Blogchat!), use code COUNTMEIN to get $100 off registration here.
2 – If you want to watch any of the sessions including the Live #Blogchat, watch this page starting next Tuesday.
3 – If you want to participate in the Live #Blogchat discussion, add #bsocial12 PLUS #blogchat to your tweet. We’ll be watching those tweets, and will pull as many as we can into the conversation.
Pretty cool, eh? So happy that this Live #Blogchat will be streamed online as I know many of you haven’t been able to experience a Live #Blogchat yet! And BTW, there are more #Blogchat announcements coming soon!
UPDATE: Thanks to James for catching this in the comments, but the sessions that are streamed at the Social Summit can be viewed for FREE! So there’s no excuse for y’all not to join us and participate 😉