NEPA BlogCon to benefit The Arc of Luzerne County

Sep 1, 2012

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, Luzerne County Community College will be host to the region’s first blogger and social media conference – NEPA BlogCon. The viral power of social media has proved to be a vital asset to nonprofits and so to our delight, the organizers of this event are donating half of the proceeds of the event to our work at The Arc of Luzerne County. The other 50% of the proceeds will benefit community partner NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance.

NEPA BlogCon is historic! It’s the first blogger and social media conference in our region. It’s a day-long event where personal and business bloggers, tech professionals, marketing professionals, corporate communications professionals, PR/Marketing professionals, and members of the community can get together to learn about storytelling through new media while sharing their ideas. Whether you are responsible for communicating your company’s message or are interested in blogging and social media for personal reasons, you should definitely be there. Of course, we will!

The event was organized by four women volunteers who call themselves the Fearsome Foursome. They love our community and recognized an opportunity to bring a ‘BlogCon’ event similar to those held across the globe to promote effective communication via the Internet to our region.

Here are some examples of what you will learn (check here for more):

  • How to come up with compelling content to keep your message fresh.
  • How to create a branded identity.
  • How to create a strategy to tie Facebook, Twitter, blog, and other social media together and mange it effectively and efficiently.
  • How to ensure your message is visible and easily found on search engines.
  • Everything Google by someone who works for Google!
  • How to get started with a blog or social media if you have been hesitant to dip your toes in the water.

The day promises to be a huge success with 16 speakers, computer labs to experiment, food, entertainment, amazing swag gift bags, tons of networking, and an after party – all thanks to the support of wonderful sponsors, for whom we are very grateful.

We have been given authorization to pass on a 20% off nonprofit registration discount code off of the regular price of $45 through midnight September 10, 2012 to our members and supporters.

Head to now and enter the discount code ‘goodwork’ to get the nonprofit rate.

Education + Networking + Fun = Support The Arc of Luzerne County

We’ll see you there!

Comments / Questions?

  • This is going to be an outstanding event, I can’t wait!