IZEA, Inc.

April 23, 2015 08:00 ET

New Speakers Announced for IZEAFest 2015

Leading Brand Executives Join Event to Celebrate Content, Creativity and Influence

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) is excited to announce the first round of speakers for IZEAFest, taking place October 22-25, 2015 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Speakers include an impressive line-up of brand marketers, agency strategists and independent thought leaders from the world's foremost companies.

The speakers join previously announced keynote speaker, Mario Lopez, actor and host of television show "Extra," who will kick-off the three-day event with IZEA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ted Murphy.

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.

The speaking roster includes:

  • Andy Brownell, Director of Client Strategy, Curiosity360
  • Jake Lestan, Brand Partnerships + Media, Discover Card
  • Jana O'Brien, Principal, The Right Brain Consulting, LLC
  • Kip Edwardson, Lead for Global Consumer Digital Platforms, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Lewis Broadnax, Executive Director, Lenovo
  • Mario Lopez, actor and host of "Extra"
  • Nadia Aly, CEO, Scuba Diver Life
  • Pam Harris, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Man Group
  • Ryan Scram, Chief Operating Officer, IZEA

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.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months, and will include some of the most respected and recognized brand marketers, bloggers and celebrity influencers. 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:
    Budd Zuckerman
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