October 6-7, 2011
Norris Conference Centers at CityCentre
Houston, TX

Schedule

Check out our growing SchipulCon 2011 schedule!

Talk about an inspiring and brain growing couple of days - our SchipulCon schedule is mighty in its actionable awesomeness full of national and local speakers that will rock your socks off!  Be sure to get those tickets!

Thursday, Oct. 6

Time Create Session Title/Speaker Profit Session Title/Speaker Reach Session Title/Speaker
8:00-8:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome: Ed Schipul, Katie Laird, Schipul
9:00-9:50 KEYNOTE: Open Source, Why It Matters and the Drupal World with Dries Buytaert, Founder and CTO, Acquia
9:50-10:10 Breathe!  Stock up on fresh coffee and get ready for the day ahead!
10:10-11:00 Session 1

Tips + Hacks for Website Management Awesomeness
Kerry Gayle, Katrina Esco
Schipul

Session 1 Profitable Growth in a 4 Year Recession
Ed Schipul
Schipul
Session 1 Causing A Commotion: The Art of Major Event Marketing & PR
Gina Rotolo
Gina Rotolo PR
 
11:10-12:00 Session 2 Designing + Developing for Wordpress Success
Chris Everson
Primer Grey 
Session 2 Social Engineering, Social Media + Security
James Crossman
James Crossman Associates 
Session 2 Passion, Purpose and the Social Web
Kurt Podeszwa
Camp For All 
12:00-1:00 LUNCH AND LEARN - The Future of Association Web Marketing with Aaron Long and John-Michael Oswalt
1:10-2:00 Session 3 Build 'Smart' Websites, no matter your platform
John-Michael Oswalt
Schipul
Session 3 Business and the Do-Gooder Complex
Chris Valdez (Primer Grey), Courtenay Siegfried (20K Group)
Session 3 Growing an Offline Community with Online Marketing Magic
Lennie Ambrose (Saint Arnold's Brewery), Brock Wagner (Saint Arnold's Brewery), Elizabeth Bellanti-Walker (Titos Vodka), Derek Key (Schipul)

2:10-3:00 Session 4

Intro to Processing and Arduino
Don Vaughn
Baylor College of Medicine

Session 4 A World Without RFPs...we can only hope
Courtney Pemberton 
(Schipul), Todd Nienkerk (Four Kitchens)
 
Session 4 Participatory Space Exploration - the Social Web Meets Outer Space
Nicholas Skytland
NASA 
3:10-3:30 PLAY  >> Learn how to hoop dance with Rowan, play with a robot or make some art!
3:40-4:30 Session 5 Creating Art, Creating Success, Making it Work 
Sarah Gish, Gonzo247, Carolyn Figueroa, Grace Rodriguez 
Session 5 Metrics for the Real World
Caitlin Kaluza
Schipul

Session 5 The Accidental Activist:  Using Social Media for Social Good
Karen Walrond
Chookooloonks
4:40-5:30 Session 6 Your Mobile Strategy Is More than iPhones and iPads
Kelsey Ruger
ChaiOne
Session 6 Facebook:  Building Essential Connections
Brian Wheelis
Facebook


Session 6 How to shoot rock star photos for bad ass marketing
Giovanni Gallucci
Live Loud Texas
5:30-7:30 Party Party Party! Snack and Cocktail Time at The Yard House

Friday, Oct. 7

Time Create Session Title/Speaker Profit Session Title/Speaker Reach Session Title/Speaker
8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:50 KEYNOTE: Human Space Exploration: Inspiration across Generations  Steven González, Director, NASA / Aerospace Acceleration
9:50-10:10 Breathe!  Take a few minutes to get to know your fellow attendees and re-caffeinate
10:10-11:00 Session 1

Rule the browser... Creating Google Chrome Extensions
Carter Cole 

Session 1 How the Internet has changed sales in 2011
Aaron Long
Schipul
Session 1 Government, Open Source and Tech
Dries Buytaert
 Acquia + Drupal
11:10-12:00 Session 2 What is this cloud!? What does it mean!?
Eloy Zuniga Jr.
Schipul
Session 2 Turning your time into profit
Amy Robinson
Amy L Robinson Leadership
Session 2 Create a PR Spectacle, Grow your Biz
Aimee Woodall (The Black Sheep Agency), Brian Potter (Schipul)

12:00-1:20 LUNCH and Open Source Technology and Community Building Discussion with Dries Buytaert (Drupal) + Matt Mullenweg (WordPress), moderated by David Stagg (Schipul)


1:30-2:20 Session 3

User Experience and the Power of Great Design
Austin Govella

Session 3 Shattering Business Secrets with Social Media
Keith Casey
Developer Evangelist,
Twilio
Session 3 Beyond the page: Optimizing your website 'stuff'
Caitlin Kaluza
Schipul 
2:30-3:20 Session 4

Open Source Collaboration + Tools
Todd Ross Nienkerk
Four Kitchens 

Session 4  The New E-Commerce
Liza Kindred
Lullabot
Session 4 Free?  Really?  The REAL costs + ROI of Social Media
Katrina Kokoska
 Schipul

3:30-4:20
Session 5 Making stuff is cool:  An inspiring discussion of creating great tech
Sam Mar (UH GBC)
Session 5 How to grow a profitable assocation (and be a bad ass member)
April Guzik (AIGA Houston), Tony Brock (ThinkLA)
Session 5 'How to Shoot Video' for Real People
Brian Potter (Schipul), Brad Parler (TapeWorks Texas) 
 
4:30-5:20 Session 6 Hands on, Brains on
RC helicopter time!
Session 6 Hands on Project Time
Meet some robots!
Session 6 Hands On, Brains On
Video hands on training session
5:30-5:45 Closing Remarks (short, sweet and FUN - we promise)
>>> Join us afterwards in CityCentre, a bunch of us will be having post-SchipulCon beverages (more details to come)

 

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