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Day 1 — Pre-Summit Social Media Trainings

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Join both AM and PM workshops and get $100 off your training day registration price!

9:00 am–10:00 am

10:00 am–1:00 pm

Social Media Training A

Dean DeLisle
Founder & CEO

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Social Media Training B

Brian Davidson

2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Social Media Training C

Jeff Julian
CEO & Co-Founder / Squared Digital

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Early Registration for General Summit Attendees

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Attendee Welcoming Reception

Join us at Acebounce for a pre-summit welcoming reception (drinks, food, and ping-pong) to meet some of your fellow attendees! Just two blocks from the venue at 230 N Clark.)

In partnership with:

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Day 2 — General Summit

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:45 am–8:45 am

8:45 am–8:50 am

Breanna Jacobs
Summit Producer

8:50 am–9:00 am

Ryan Peña
Paid Media and Social Media Supervisor
Be The Match

9:00 am–9:50 am

Opening Keynote

Glenn Gaudet

9:50 am–10:30 am

Brand Panel

Elly Deutch Moody
Digital Communications Manager
Obele Brown-West Hinsley
Executive Vice President of Media
Lisa Bialecki
Senior Director of Communications
Rust-Oleum Corporation
Chad Berndtson
Senior Director, Content Marketing

10:30 am–11:00 am

Exhibitor Meet and Greet / Networking and Refreshments

Official Drink Sponsors:

Track A: Social Media
Strategies Forum

Track B: Content Creation
& Marketing Forum

11:00 am–11:40 am

Christine Alexis
Social Media Manager, Region Americas
DB Schenker

11:00 am–11:40 am

Tina Starkey
Sr. Director, Social Marketing
American Cancer Society

11:50 am–12:30 pm

Nick Myers
Founder & CEO
RedFox AI

11:50 am–12:30 pm

Kim Funari
Social Media Strategy Leader
Hallmark Baby

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

1:30 pm–2:10 pm

David J.P. Fisher
RockStar Consulting

1:30 pm–2:10 pm

Kevin Kovanich
Strategy Director
Maya McDonald
Social Media Manager
Kraft Heinz Company

2:20 pm–3:00 pm

Case Study

Melissa Bouma
EVP, Performance Marketing
Ryan Petersen
Head of Content

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

3:30 pm–4:10 pm

Ian Beacraft
VP, Group Director: Strategy and Innovation

4:20 pm–5:00 pm


Katie O'Gorman
Director, Social Media Strategy & Content
The Coca-Cola Company

5:00 pm

Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm

Delegate Networking Dinners

Whether you’re attending SMSsummit solo, or are interested in connecting with other practitioners in your same role, sign up for one of our delegate networking dinners to make some new connections!

Sign-up will be on-site after you check-in. 
Seating limited.

CONTENT STRATEGISTS DINNER @ Harry Caray's (Reservations at 7:30pm)
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGISTS DINNERSweet Water Tavern and Grille (Reservations at 7:30pm)
BRAND ENGAGEMENT MARKETERS DINNER @ Quartino Chicago (Reservations at 7:30pm)

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Day 3 — General Summit

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9:00 am–9:50 am

9:50 am–10:00 am

Ryan Peña
Paid Media and Social Media Supervisor
Be The Match

10:00 am–10:40 am


Chris Marino
Director, Global B2B Brand Strategy
American Express

10:40 am–11:00 am

Official Drink Sponsor:

Track D: Paid Media Strategies Forum

Track E: Influencer Marketing Strategies Forum

11:00 am–11:40 am

Brad Messinger
Global Customer Growth Marketing Lead

11:00 am–11:40 am

Ryan Peña
Paid Media and Social Media Supervisor
Be The Match

11:50 am–12:30 pm

Jessika Phillips
NOW Marketing Group

11:50 am–12:30 pm

Jim Tobin
Founder & President
Carusele & Ignite Social Media
Jodi Kier
Senior Brand Manager
Walgreens Boots Alliance

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

1:30 pm–2:10 pm

Eagan Heath
Get Found Madison

1:30 pm–2:10 pm

Andy Crestodina
Strategic Director
Orbit Media Studios

2:20 pm–3:00 pm

Closing Keynote

Lauren Thomas
Senior Manager - Communications & Social