About Social Brand Forum

The Social Brand Forum, a top 10 social media conference, again brings national social media and digital marketing thought leaders to Iowa for two days of impactful keynotes and interactive discussions. Social Brand 2014 is designed to help marketers at organizations small and large build better brands online through social media content, conversations, and community.

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INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE FORUM?

The Social Brand Forum is now taking sponsorship requests for 2014. This event attracts business leaders, corporate marketers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and agency professionals from throughout the Midwest. To learn more about getting your brand in front of this exclusive audience, simply complete the form below.

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Chris BroganOwner Magazine
Ann HandleyMarketingProfs
John JantschDuct Tape Marketing
Jason FallsSocial Media Explorer
Joe ChernovHubSpot
Kerry GorgoneMarketingProfs


COMING SOON! More Speaker Announcements!


Nick WestergaardBrand Driven Digital

Your Host for Social Brand Forum 2014

Nick Westergaard is a brand strategist, speaker, and writer. He is the founder of Brand Driven Digital, where he helps build better brands online. In addition to his agency work, he teaches social media marketing at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, is a monthly columnist for The Gazette, and is the co-host of The Work Talk Show podcast.


Social Brand Forum Agenda

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th

9:00–11:00Pre-Conference Workshop with Ann Handley

12:00–1:00Registration/Sponsor Tables Open

1:00–1:15Welcome – Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital

1:15–2:15Opening Keynote

2:30–3:15Speaker

3:15–3:35Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

3:35–4:20Speaker

4:20–5:00Speaker

5:00–7:00Networking Reception at Backpocket Brewing — just a short walk from the Marriott


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

Breakfast on your own; Complimentary yoga at 6:30 AM


8:00–9:00Registration/Sponsor Tables Open

9:00–9:10Welcome/Updates — Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital

9:10–10:10Morning Keynote

10:10–10:30Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

10:30–11:15Speaker

11:15–12:00Speaker

12:00–1:00Lunch – Sponsor Tables Open

1:00–1:45Speaker

1:45–2:30Speaker

2:30–2:50Break/Birds of a Feather Networking

2:50–3:50Closing Keynote

3:50–4:15Closing Remarks – Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital



The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

One of the area’s most exciting developments offering 280 oversized guest rooms and six suites. Each luxury room is equipped with high-speed Internet access and a large work desk. Guests can enjoy the on-site walking trails, indoor pool or the 24-hour fitness center.

Attendees of the Social Brand Forum can get a special conference rate of $129 per night.

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300 E. 9th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Ph: (800) 228-9290

Directions

From I-80
Take exit 242. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto E. 9th Street. Arrive at 300 E. 9th Street.
From the Eastern Iowa Airport – Cedar Rapids (CID)
Follow IA-84 (1 m). Merge onto I-380 S and travel for 13.9 miles. Merge onto I-80 E (4 m). Take exit 242 toward
Coralville. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Left onto E. 9th Street.

The Social Brand Forum, a top 10 social media conference, again brings national social media and digital marketing thought leaders to Iowa for two days of impactful keynotes and interactive discussions. Social Brand 2014 is designed to help marketers at organizations small and large build better brands online through social media content, conversations, and community.

“This was truly the best conference/forum with the most current, pertinent and comprehensive amount of information on how to connect with our customers in meaningful ways, within today’s business landscape that I have ever been to.”
– Paula Chenchar Hanus, Director of Creative Services, OmniTel Communications

“The Social Brand Forum ROCKED.”
– Lynn Manternach, Ph.D., Brand Arsonist & President, MindFire Communications

Who Should Attend the Social Brand Forum? More on who should attend and what to expect >>

Registration Includes

  • Access to both days of the Social Brand Forum
  • Chris Brogan’s new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth
  • Ann Handley’s new book — details coming soon!
  • John Jantsch’s new book, Duct Tape Selling – first 150 only!
  • Promotional swag from our sponsors
  • Networking lunch
  • An invitation to Thursday’s reception
  • FREE parking during the event

Add our Pre-Conference Workshop with Ann Handley for an Additional $75 — LIMIT OF 50 ATTENDEES.

Contact Us

For more information about the Social Brand Forum including sponsorships please contact
Nick Westergaard | phone: 319-325-0921 | email: nick@westergaard.com