IZEA, Inc.

June 23, 2015 08:00 ET

Izea Announces Updated Speaker Lineup for IZEAFest 2015

Top Creators, Brand Executives Join to Celebrate Content, Creativity and Influence

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) has announced a dynamic update to their speaking lineup for IZEAFest, taking place October 22-25, 2015 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Exciting additions to the speaker lineup include recognized brand marketers, bloggers, celebrity influencers and industry leaders. The new speakers join a roster of leading agency strategists and brand marketers, as well as previously announced keynote speaker, television star and author Mario Lopez of Extra.

The updated speaking roster includes:

  • Pam Harris - Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Man Group
  • Lewis Broadnax - Executive Director, Lenovo
  • Dave Peck - Global Head of Social Media, PayPal
  • Jake Lestan - Brand Partnerships + Media, Discover Card
  • Justin Godley - Social Media Manager, Kellogg Company
  • Kip Edwardson - Lead for Global Consumer Digital Platforms, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Lee Gordon - Director of Public Relations, Mercury Marine
  • Fik-Shun - Season 10 Winner, "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • John and Whitney Spinks - Stars of HGTV's "Florida Flippers" and "Flipping the Block"
  • Heather Taylor - Director of Content Strategy for North America, The Economist
  • Sue Fanning - President, WOMMA
  • Susan Borst - Director of Industry Initiatives, IAB
  • Andy Brownell - Director of Client Strategy, Curiosity360
  • Andrew Bazzi - Vine celebrity
  • Rajiv Dhall - Vine celebrity
  • Nick Evans - Owner, Macheesmo and Alumnus of NBC's "Food Fighters"
  • John Rife - Owner + Founder, East End Market
  • Carl Childers - Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales & Marketing, HEXXU
  • Laura Fuentes - Founder & CEO, Momables
  • James Hills - Owner,
  • Nadia Aly - CEO, Scuba Diver Life
  • Jennifer Burg - Owner,
  • Chris Ashbach - Owner, Dan 330
  • Jana O'Brien - Principal, The Right Brain Consulting, LLC
  • Jason Baldridge - Chief Data Scientist, People Pattern
  • Carl Childers - Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales & Marketing, HEXXU

IZEAFest is an electrifying, interactive event that will bring together over 1,000 of the 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.

At the conference, attendees will be privy to celebrity appearances, engaging keynotes, panels and networking. By night, they will be living it up at the happiest place on earth, with private roller coaster rides, exclusive parties and free park access all night long.

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

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

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:

Contact Information

  • IZEA Media Relations:
    Brent Diggins
    (623) 201-5554
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    IZEA Investor Relations:
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    Genesis Select
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