SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

September 21, 2015 08:00 ET

IZEA Announces New Keynote Speakers for IZEAFest 2015

Top Brands and Creators to Descend on Orlando in October

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2015) - IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) has confirmed several additional keynote speakers at IZEAFest, taking place October 22-24, 2015, at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Joining previously announced keynote speaker, Mario Lopez of Extra, the new speakers include top social media influencers, entrepreneurs and best-selling authors who will entertain, educate and inform audiences on how to grow their online traffic, build their brand, monetize and share their story.

New IZEAFest keynote speakers include:

  • Simon T. Bailey, a National Speakers Association 2015 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame inductee, is known for teaching influencers how to improve themselves and change the world. As an executive advisor, career mentor and keynote speaker, he doesn't take people where they want to go; he guides them by providing strategic steps to where they need to go. Simon has authored seven books, including "Release Your Brilliance," and is a regular columnist for American City Business Journal.
  • Scott Stratten, President of Un-Marketing, is an expert in viral, social and authentic marketing. Named one of the top five social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com, Stratten has written four best-selling business books, the newest being "UnSelling: The New Customer Experience."
  • Joel Comm is an entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. An expert on harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.

Additionally, a special performance will be put on by YouTube sensation Nicole Paris, the beatbox artist and musician who gained notoriety and millions of fans when a YouTube battle against her mentor and father, Ed Cage, went viral within hours of its release. Mixing current EDM (Electronic Dance Music) sound with vibrant energy and unique beats, today Nicole is recognized among a new crop of artists changing the face of Hip Hop.

The conference will bring together hundreds of the world's top Creators and brands. Attendees will meet and interact with the world's leading companies, social media creatives, entrepreneurs and influencers in a fun, collaborative and open environment to celebrate creativity in all its forms. The weekend's schedule includes celebrity appearances, engaging keynotes, panels and networking, as well as private roller coaster rides, exclusive parties and free park access for attendees all night long.

For more details on speaking, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, visit izeafest.com

About IZEA
IZEA operates the premier online marketplace that connects brands with influential content creators. IZEA creators range from leading bloggers and social media personalities to A-List celebrities and professional journalists. Creators are compensated for developing and distributing unique content on behalf of brands including long form text, videos, photos and status updates. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit http://corp.izea.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on IZEA's expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond IZEA's control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, competitive conditions in the social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, lower conference attendance, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital, Integration of IZEA's recent acquisition of Ebyline, Inc. and changing economic conditions that are less favorable than expected. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this respect will in fact occur. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement.

Contact Information

  • IZEA Media Relations:
    Stephanie Sedlak
    Allison+Partners
    (623) 201-5567
    Email Contact

    IZEA Investor Relations:
    Budd Zuckerman
    Genesis Select
    303.415.0200
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