Soccer Tech 2012 will feature 7 showcase sessions tomorrow (Thursday September 27) and will be held a stone’s throw away from LA Live and the Staples Center, with events starting from 10am at the Opulen Studios, 1309 S. Flower St.
The events will tackle a number of issues and innovations online in the soccer community including fan engagement, blogging, crowd funding and technological advances in the sport to name just a few and will be facilitated by some of the leading online soccer personalities including Warren Barton from Fox Soccer and Lisa Bregman who is the Digital Content Manager for the current MLS Champion LA Galaxy.
Event Organizer and CEO of Soccer Support, Ryan Ginard mentioned that the interest in the inaugural Soccer Tech event was fantastic.
“With key innovators of the sport on hand to help educate and inspire new levels of online participation and action, people are obviously seeing the value of the event as a way to grow their social media toolbox and unlock the potential of their respective clubs, business and groups.
“In short, attendees will be able to enhance their knowledge of how to leverage influence online and identify new players, fans, volunteers and revenue streams” Mr Ginard said.
Soccer Tech forms part of the Social Media Week (SMW) Los Angeles program and is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. The previous SMW saw over 36,000 people attend events worldwide together with a further 150,000 interact online.
“The event will also be broadcast live and for free via the main Social Media Week Livestream (https://new.livestream.com/
“We hope to capture a real grassroots atmosphere for this inaugural event of which we hope will become a yearly fixture on the soccer calendar. We also want to thank everyone for their support of an event that has been organized solely on the back of volunteers and in-kind donations” Ginard said.
Tickets are available on the door for $10 which will give attendees access to all the workshops and special presentations. All net proceeds will be donated to soccer non-profits.
For more information on Social Media Week visit www.socialmediaweek.org