Just added to the agenda for Sarah Evans Springfield event…

For anyone joining Social: IRL and Sarah Evans in Springfield MO on February 8, we have some last minute additions to the day’s agenda I wanted to share with you.

Sarah is adding new sections to the agenda to cover two subjects a lot of you have been discussing and asking questions about – influencers and metrics.

Sarah is also building in to the agenda seven detailed case studies which will help you look at what you learn with a very real perspective.

I’m also excited that Gary Lee, CEO of mBLAST, will be flying in from Atlanta to lead a session looking more indepth at the question of influencers and infleuncer marketing. Gary recently wrote about the subject for Mashable and will provide some valuable insights on this very topical issue.

Another bonus… giveaways!

Event sponsor Klout have given us some special t-shirts to give away. We also have a couple of copies of the must read Brian Solis book, Engage!  There will be plenty of opportunities to win one of the giveaways as the day goes on.

Attendees joining us for this event are in for a special treat. Sarah is excited to be headed to Springfield and has a great day planned.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time but you’ll have to hurry!

Opportunity for two “future influencers” to attend Sarah Evans boot camp thanks to Klout

On Tuesday, February 8, nationally renowned public relations and new media expert Sarah Evans will be in Springfield Missouri for the Social: IRL Social Marketing Boot Camp.

During the event Sarah will spend some six hours taking an in-depth look at the role of social media in marketing and public relations.  This will be a very hands-on learning experience focussing on practical tools and techniques attendees can take and implement in a very real way.

The event also represents a tremendous opportunity for any student interested in a career in marketing or public relations. Sarah has devoted a considerable amount of time to helping students and new professionals, including the launch of the Sevans Network to provide practical support and assistance.

Recognizing the value of this opportunity, we are very pleased that one of our sponsors, Klout, are providing a chance for two full time students to attend the event at no charge.

To apply for one of the two complimentary registrations, students should describe in 500 words or less what they hope to learn from Sarah at the Social Marketing Boot Camp, and explain how they feel they will be able to use social media in their career or community.

Use our online contact form to submit entries.  Make sure to include full name, email, contact phone number, and Twitter user name (if applicable).

Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, February 4. Individuals receiving the complimentary registrations will be contacted Saturday February 5. Each individual will receive a complimentary event registration. They will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Thanks to Klout for providing this opportunity to two special “future influencers”.

Social: IRL sponsoring four attendees for Brian Solis, Jason Falls and Sarah Evans events

Social: IRL is pleased to offer this special opportunity for four carefully selected individuals to receive complimentary registrations for upcoming events with leading social and new media experts Brian Solis, Jason Falls and Sarah Evans.

Two individuals will be selected to attend the Explore and Engage event with Jason Falls and Brian Solis in Wichita KS on January 19.

Two individuals will be selected to attend the Social Marketing Boot Camp with Sarah Evans in Springfield MO on February 8.

The opportunity is open to those who are self employed, represent a small business or non-profit organization, are a student, or are currently seeking employment.

The four attendees who are selected will be announced January 3.

To apply for one of the four complimentary registrations, you should describe in 500 words or less what you hope to learn from either Jason and Brian at the Explore and Engage event, or from Sarah at the Social Marketing Boot Camp, and explain how you feel you will be able to use social media to make a positive impact for yourself, your community, or the small business or non-profit organization you represent.

 Use our online contact form to submit entries.  Make sure to include full name, email, contact phone number, and Twitter user name (if applicable).

Why not get friends and family to support your entry by tweeting about it. Make sure to include hashtags so we can track the conversations. For the Wichita event use hashtag #EEICT. For Springfield use hashtag #SocialIRL.

Entries must be received by December 31, 2010. Individuals receiving the complimentary registrations will be announced January 3, 2011. Each individual will receive a complimentary event registration valued at $225. They will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.