Let Me Tell You About IZEAfest And Why You Should Go This Year


Six years ago in 2009 I went to IZEAfest in Orlando. It was an incredible event which occurred during the height of the birth of social media. It was one of the best conferences I've ever been to.

Well, IZEA Founder Ted Murphy is bringing it back in late October at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.

If you want to know what it was like in 2009, read this article and this article. Together, they sum up two days of conference awesomeness.

Yes, we were all younger and crazier back then but that just made everything more awesome.

This year, the speaker line up is incredible. If you go, you'll hear from PayPal Head of Social Media Dave Peck, Discover Head of Brand Partnerships Jake Lestan, Kellogg's Social Media Manager Justin Godley, The Economist Director of Content Strategy Heather Taylor, WOMMA President Suzanne Fanning, IAB Director of Industry Initiatives Susan Borst, So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 Winner Fik-Shun, Vine Celebrities Rajiv Dhall and Andrew Bazzi, MOMables Founder Laura Fuentes, SimplySadieJane Owner Sadie Jane and so many more.

Oh and let's not forget headliner Extra TV Host Mario Lopez.

And just like the 2009 event, the speakers are just part of the fun. There will be an opening party at Disney's Atlantic Dance Hall, a takeover of Disney's Hollywood Studios where attendees will have free reign of the park and, if you like, to attend the Creator's Choice Awards. There will be a closing party at the Swan & Dolphin Lake Terrace and on the last day, a chance to attend the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

It was personally the most fun I've ever had at a conference as well as an incredible learning experience.

If you're interested, check out the conference at izeafest.com.

I wasn't paid to write this but Adrants is a media sponsor and I've been offered a free pass so, technically, you could say I was/will be paid. But, honestly, it was a great event the first time I went and, no doubt, it will be great this time around!

by Steve Hall    Aug-13-15   Click to Comment   
Topic: Industry Events