Be There or Be Square

The second National Conference on Health Communication, Media and Marketing, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is coming up in August. This year I’m on the planning committee, and it looks to be an even bigger and better affair this year than last. Early bird registration is open through June 13th. Here’s all the details:

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National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media 2008

The second National Conference on Health Communication, Media and Marketing sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Marketing and the Office of Enterprise Communications will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12 – 14, 2008, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta. The National Cancer Institute and the National Public Health Information Coalition are co-sponsors for this event.

Three half-day pre-conference workshops are offered, for an additional registration fee. I will be presenting a workshop on Social Media for Social Marketers. If you’ve missed my Next Generation Social Marketing Seminar, it will be similar in scope and a bargain to boot. Other workshops include Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications, and Designing Health Literate Marketing Products and Services.

If your company or organization is interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference, it’s a great way to reach hundreds of health communicators and social marketers.

I’m also excited about the Ypulse National Mashup coming up in July on “Reaching Today’s Totally Wired Generation with Technology.” Anastasia Goodstein, who writes the Ypulse blog, has created an empire around youth-related information, and has put together an amazing event with the creme-de-la-creme of speakers who understand how youth use social media and technology. If you are trying to reach youth and you do not read Ypulse daily, you must start. Look at the agenda and list of speakers and you’ll see that this is the definitive youth conference to attend (July 14-15 in San Francisco).

I will be moderating a panel that is part of the Building a Youth Movement preconference on “Using Social Media to Create a Social Movement.” The panelists include Ginger Thomson, CEO of YouthNOISE; Liba Rubenstein, Manager of Public Affairs/Impact Channel for MySpace; and Tina Hoff, VP and Director of Entertainment Media Partnerships for The Kaiser Family Foundation. An amazing group of speakers! The preconference is being organized by Aria Finger, the CMO of Do Something, who was just interviewed on Ypulse.

Let me know if you’ll be at either of these events. I hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Anastasia just let me know that if you enter the code ‘NKW’ when you register for the Ypulse Mashup, you can get a 10% discount off the standard rate!

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