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SMC Tech Valley (Albany-Troy-Schenectady-Saratoga Springs, NY)

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Tech Valley (Albany-Troy-Schenectady-Saratoga Springs, NY) Social Media Club 


This PBworks Wiki is used by SMCTV 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 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Media-Club-Tech-Valley/124362664264558 or join our group on Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/3106753. Follow us on Twitter at @smctechvalley. Our chapter's official website is http://www.smctechvalley.org.


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! 




We are planning the following events for the remainder of 2010:


  • TBA: SMCTV Major Speaking Event and Social Hour.
  • TBA: SMCEDU Tech Valley: 10 Things Your Small Business Can Do Today With Your Social Media Strategy.
  • TBA: SMCEDU Tech Valley: Using Social Media In NPOs
  • TBA: WordCamp: Level 1, Why Use WordPress As A Website CMS Platform
  • TBA: WordCamp: Level 2, Basic WordPress Configuration and Administration
  • TBA: WordCamp: Level 3, Advanced Plugin Customization



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 need your support and time to make SMCTV a success! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, speaker, or leadership - please don't hesitate to contact us! 


And your input on these roles is welcome!




  • David Ward
  • Tom Nardacci
  • Jacob Hopper
  • Chris Wessell
  • Mike Lesczinski
  • Kevin Martone
  • Peter Dean
  • Patrick Boegel
  • Patrick DiMascio
  • Steve Keator
  • Melissa Ward


Chapter President - David Ward

Email: smctechvalley@gmail.com

The President will direct the overall mission and goals of the organization and work with volunteers and social capital to make SMCTV a success!


Chapter Vice President - Jacob Hopper

Email: smctechvalley@gmail.com

The Vice President will assist the President in directing the overall mission and goals of the organization and work with volunteers and social capital to make SMCTV a success!


Chapter Secretary  - TBD

Email: TBD

The Secretary will take meeting minutes, create meeting agendas, and document all official business of the chapter.


Chapter Treasurer  - Tom Nardacci

Email: smctechvalley@gmail.com

The Treasurer will oversee the finances of the chapter.


Programming Director - TBD

Email: TBD 


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
  • Securing speaker bios
  • Preparing the event program for each public event, including agenda, directions and other special instructions
  • Hand off event program to Marketing Director for publicity


Marketing Director - TBD

Email: TBD


Promotion and marketing is key to the ultimate success of our organization. This person is responsible for:

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


Production Director - TBD

Email: TBD


This person 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
  • Managing development and collection of feedback forms
  • Managing giveaways and all-other on-site activities


Membership Director - TBD

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 


Social Director - TBD

Email: TBD


The social director is responsible for three important roles:

  • Planning and organizing social events
  • Planning and organizing networking events


As the group develops, other roles may be identified. Your suggestions are welcome. Again, if you'd like to volunteer for these or other roles, let us know!



We're currently looking for sponsors for upcoming events. Please add your name if you're interested in sponsoring an event--you can suggest a topic and help us with a venue!



  • Venue recommendations: TBD
  • Sponsors: TBD  




We're also looking for great ideas for upcoming events. Please share your thoughts below on possible upcoming events, speakers, sponsors, etc. in the chart below. Throw your ideas into the table below. It doesn't matter how crazy they are. We'll consider them all. Thanks!


  Second Life Revisted   TBD TBD
  Social Media and Medicine   TBD TBD
  Future of Journalism   TBD




  Is Google the New Microsoft? Apple?
  Social Media and the Future of TV   TBD TBD TBD  
  Social Media and Education   TBD TBD TBD  
  Personalities and Personal Brands   TBD TBD TBD  
  Social Media and the Three Gs (Girls, Games and Gambling)   TBD TBD TBD  
  The Business Case for Social Media (Revisited)   TBD TBD TBD  
  Sports and Social Media   TBD TBD TBD  
  Social Media and the Law   TBD TBD TBD  
  Social Media, Biotech and Medicine   TBD TBD TBD  
  Social Media and the Protection of Content   TBD TBD TBD  
  Authenticity and Transparency.   TBD TBD TBD  
  The rise of video          


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