SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

November 19, 2008 20:26 ET

TOWN HALL LA Panel Addresses Doing Business Over Social Media Networks

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - A panel of social media experts will discuss "What You Don't Know: Social Media Networks and Their Role in Your Business" with TOWN HALL Los Angeles during a breakfast meeting at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel on Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

The panel of experts will address their application and value. Panelists are Rob Getzschman, Entertainment Market Manager, LinkedIn; Keith Tomatore, Vice President, Lotame Solutions, Inc.; and Tony Uphoff, Chief Executive Officer, TechWeb. TOWN HALL's President -- Jon Goodman, PhD, -- formerly the Founder and Executive Director of EC2, The Annenberg Incubator Project at USC, will moderate the panel.

"The term social media networks mask what they are in reality -- the most important tools of business networking and how the entire business world writ large currently communicates," Goodman states. "Social media networks provide the technological tools to ensure a business is in the loop today."

Throughout its 71 years, TOWN HALL has charted the current business and technological developments of the day. Past topics have included "Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube and the Future of American Politics," "What You Need to Know about Southern California's Technology Industry," "Y2K: What You Can Bank On," "Minding the Store in the Age of the Internet," and "Inventing Internet Industrials."

One of the Top 10 Regional Leadership Forums in the nation, TOWN HALL Los Angeles has been a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization supported since 1937 by Angelenos, foundations and corporations that believe in open public discussion. Our mission is to provide a forum for ideas -- a place for conversation and community. We advocate for no side, represent no particular ideology and stand solidly in support of free speech, civility and a belief that knowledge is a priceless commodity. To learn more about TOWN HALL Los Angeles, visit

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

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When:     Tuesday, December 2, 2008
          8:00 AM Breakfast, 8:30 AM Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A

Where:    Omni Los Angeles Hotel
          251 South Olive Street
          Los Angeles, CA  90012

Tickets cost $40-$55, call 213.628.8141 or visit

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