SOURCE: FutureWorks

June 07, 2007 13:31 ET

Brian Solis Among Social Media Visionaries Participating in "Starting the Conversation"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Brian Solis, principal of FutureWorks PR ( and one of the leaders in the social media movement, will be among the speakers at "Starting the Conversation" held on June 11 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto.

The first in a series of social media workshops, "Starting the Conversation" is designed to help professional communicators understand new social media tools. The workshop is hosted by author/consultant Shel Israel.

In this day-long, hands-on workshop, Solis and other social media visionaries will sit down for a highly intimate, interactive exchange on social media -- offering unique perspectives and practical insight on how companies can use blogs, social networks, and other social tools to improve their marketing, communications, recruiting and customer relationships. High-tech, green-tech and low-tech companies of all sizes will learn how to engage in global conversations.

Solis also blogs at PR2.0 (, and regularly contributes PR and tech comments and articles to industry sites and publications. He is co-founder of the Social Media Club, an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, and a contributor to the Social Media Collective.

Attendee registration for "Starting the Conversation" is still open. To register, please visit and enter "BRI" as the promotion code for an additional $100 off the ticket price. Complete details on this event are available at

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The agency's specialty lies in its ability to understand technology and in turn, present market-specific, real-world solutions to each target audience. FutureWorks combines PR, Social Media, and grassroots marketing for intelligent, results-driven communications programs that impact the bottom line.

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