Hawaii Social Media Seminar

TNB EventsTechnology News Bytes, which describes itself as “Hawaii’s leading technology news network,” is hosting a Hawaii Social Media Seminar on Thursday, April 14.

The main event includes three sessions and a lunch panel focused on group buying services. A “Tweet-Up” will follow, featuring a separate panel of local bloggers and social media users. Taking place at Dave and Busters at Ward Center, the seminar is billed as a “preview event” for the next Social Media Summit.

Headlining the seminar are:

  • Mike Prasad of BitLove Media, who co-founded (“the Worlds ONLY Girl Gaming Community Site”) and was previously the social media manager for Kogi Korean BBQ.
  • Doug Kato, CEO of Long Beach, Calif.-based Qmania, a group buying site described as “the premier deal site.” Qmania recently announced a partnership with Hawaii Pacific Entertainment, parent company of Technology News Bytes.
  • Nick Unsworth, billed as a “Social Media Expert,” who promises to share the secret to “create a tribe of raving fans, followers, and customers that buy everything you sell.”

The “group buying” lunch panel will include Qmania, Groupon, and PLAYHawaii.

Finally, the half-hour post-seminar “Tweet-Up” panel features:

Toth | Heckathorn | Tamaye | Genegabus

The local panel will be moderated by Tara Coomans of the Social Media Club of Hawaii and Dan Zelikman from Honolulu Civil Beat.

Tickets are $75 plus a $5.12 fee, and can be purchased online.

Ryan Ozawa

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa has immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From running a dial-up BBS in the early '90s to exploring today’s dynamic world of "Web 2.0" and social media, he has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together.