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Chennai Social Media Club 


We will use this wiki as an online whiteboard where we will develop topics, list potential speakers and venues and plot out events. If you would like to be kept up to date of our events, please join the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Media-Club-Chennai/106715588279 or you may add your name below if you are interested in helping to launch/manage this local chapter.


Our schedule of events is below. Locations, hosts/sponsors and topics will be listed as they become available. All events are FREE, unless otherwise stated. As agendas become available, we'll add links to them from this page (click on the date). Thanks to our sponsors, and to everyone on the Leadership team for their hard work to make this schedule possible! 



See Also:



  • We meet on the first Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 pm at the office of The Hindu.
  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 1st
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st


NOTE: Please tag all blogs, podcasts, vlogs, and photos with smcchennai and socialmediaclub. If you upload photos to Flickr, we would appreciate you adding them into the Social Media Club pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/socialmediaclub/. Thank you!



All our past events can be viewed on the SMC website.




The Social Media Club is looking for help shaping the future of social media in our local area. We have identified four roles that we needed support filling. These four people form the leadership team of the SMC Chennai group. If you'd be interested in helping one of them, please list your name and contact info and the role you would like to fill. We will be in contact once we are ready to launch this chapter.


And your input on these roles is welcome--as with all the Social Media Club Wiki pages, this one is editable too (just sign up for a free wiki account - see top right of page).



  • Kiruba Shankar, Kiruba [at] Kiruba.com, +91.9841597744, Programming Director. 
  • Rajasekar Nonburaj, rajaobj [at] gmail.com, +91-9840727371
  • Vignesh Raju, vignesh2510raju [at] gmail.com, +91-9840756217.
  • Magesh, mail@mageshcse.com, +91-9940305209
  • Prasanna Narayanan, omniprasan [at] gmail.com, +919840271599.


Programming Director - Kiruba Shankar

Email: Kiruba[@]Kiruba.com


At the heart of the Social Media Club is great interactive events. The Programming Director manages all aspects of the activity calendar for the club. This person is responsible for:

  • Developing and managing the schedule of events, including regular (monthly) public meetings and planning meetings
  • Identifying topics for upcoming events
  • Coordinating with the Partnership Director to secure speakers and identify venues for each event
  • Securing speaker bios
  • Preparing the event program for each public event, including agenda, directions and other special instructions
  • Hand off event program to Promotions Director for publicity and Production Director for planning and coordination of event



Partnership Director - TBD   (If interested, please write to kiruba@kiruba.com)

Email: TBD


Our activities wouldn't be possible without partners. We partner with other businesses and organizations to find topics, speakers and venues for future activities. The Partnership Director manages the relationships with the global Social Media Club parent organization, other important social media organizations (both national and local), as well as with local businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring or hosting upcoming activities. This person is responsible for:

  • Managing relationships with IBAC, PRSA and other national and local social media-related organizations
  • Build and maintain relationships with, and identify co-sponsorship opportunities with, local marketing and technology organizations
  • Identifying and managing the relationships with past and future event sponsors, co-sponsors and venues
  • Coordinating with the Programming Director to find appropriate time slots, topics and venues for partner-sponsored events
  • Coordinating with the Production Director to identify speaker and sponsor needs for each event


Promotions Director - TBD

(If interested, please write to kiruba@kiruba.com)

Email: TBD


Promotion is key to the ultimate success of our organization--and the earlier the better! This person is reponsible for:

  • Managing the Social Media Club local chapter web pages, including the blog, wiki, forums and email list
  • Coordinating with Programming Director to secure program agenda for each event
  • Promoting future events through all the above-named channels
  • Publicizing future events through online and traditional channels
  • Writing and sending around recaps of each public meeting
  • Recording, publishing and sharing audio and video from events


Production Director - Rajasekar Nonburaj

Email: rajaobj[@]gmail.com


The Production director is responsible for all aspects of event execution, including:

  • Assuming responsibility for event program from Programming Director
  • Scheduling and managing planning meetings with event sponsors and speakers
  • Managing on-site signage, video, audio and lighting
  • Coordinating food and drink with event sponsors and/or venue
  • Staffing and managing event registration
  • Maintaining the master member list
  • Managing development and collection of feedback forms
  • Managing giveaways and all-other on-site activities


Membership Director - TBD

(If interested, please write to kiruba@kiruba.com)

Email: TBD


The membership director is responsible for three important roles:

  • Managing the master membership list of the local chapter of the Social Media Club
  • Promoting local membership in the global Social Media Club organization
  • Managing the relationship with the global Social Media Club organization 


As the group develops, other roles may be identified. Your suggestions are welcome. Thank you! Again, if you'd like to volunteer for these or other roles, please list your info above. Thanks!


Digital Scribe

We will have a team of two persons responsible for recording and blogging the meeting.



We're currently looking for sponsors for upcoming events. Please add your name if you're interested in sponsoring an event. You can call Raja at 9840727371 or Kiruba at 98415 97744

  • Name, Company, email or phone
  • Name, Company, email or phone



  • Venue : The Hindu, Kasthuri & Sons Bldg, Mount Road.
  • Sponsors: 




We're also looking for great ideas for upcoming events. Please share your thoughts below on possible upcoming events.


Comments (1)

Sai Prasad B said

at 9:32 pm on Dec 29, 2009

how social media/networking can and can't help in building a virtual learning community that is selfpaced and sustainable? - Sai

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