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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Howard Hosts Second Annual Social Media Conference

WASHINGTON (September 13, 2012) – Social media experts and scholars from across the United States and five foreign countries will present their research, best practices and ideas on the changing landscape and power of social media in society at the second annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop Sept. 27-28, at Howard University.

The conference and workshop hosted by Howard and Bowie State University brings together scholars and professionals in the area of social media to share their perspectives on the technical, ethical, economic, legal, political and cultural implications of social media use.  Jan Shaffer, executive director of the J-Lab at American University, will present the keynote addressing the social media landscape at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The conference will feature more than 40 presentations, panel discussions and workshops and offer extraordinary opportunities to network with other educators, professionals and experts in the area of digital media, communications and teaching.

To see the full schedule or register for the second annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop, log onto The full cost is $45, and special student rate of $20. Registration ends on Sept. 21.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree at or (202) 806-4426 or Professor Ingrid Sturgis at or (202) 806-5124.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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