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Podcast Alley Schedule

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Podcast Alley is the stage on the NMX floor where podcasters will be recording LIVE. The excitement of the floor, and having a live audience is exhilarating. Here is the current schedule

MONDAY APRIL 13
10:30- 11:30  Open
11:45 – 12:45 Over Coffee – Dot Cannon
1:00 – 2:00 The Waves of Tech – Steve Lee
2:15 – 3:15 Podcast Reporter – Fred Castaneda
3:30 – 4:30 The Audacity to Podcast- Daniel J. Lewis

 

TUESDAY APRIL 14
10:30- 11:30 Libsyn Live – Rob Walch, Elsie Escobar
11:45 – 12:45 Aaron Peterson– The Hollywood Outsider
1:00 – 2:00 Podcasters Roundtable – Ray Ortega
2:15 – 3:15 Brunch With The Brits – Max Cox
3:30 – 4:30 Open

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15
10:30- 11:30  Open
11:45 – 12:45 Open
1:00 – 2:00 Podcasters Group Therapy – Nick Seuberling & the Fabulous Finerans
2:15 – 3:15 Timelines of Success – Bill Conrad
3:30 – 4:30

 

THURSDAY APRIL 16
10:30- 11:30  Open
11:45 – 12:45 The Crazy Marketing Ladies – Carole Sanek
1:00 – 2:00 Once Upon a Time Podcast – Daniel J. Lewis

If you would like to participate, contact the Director of Podcasting Dave Jackson and we can put you on the schedule (first come first serve).

360Heros Brings Virtual Reality to NMX

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by Justin McLaughlin
Digital & Social Media Specialist
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Interested in seeing the latest in virtual reality 360 video technology? Look no farther than 360Heros and booth N7213 at the 2015 New Media Expo. As an NMX sponsor, 360Heros will be sharing their complete VR 360 video production workflow including content capture hardware, workflow management software and their latest virtual reality demos.

360Heros Booth Festivities

The 360Heros booth will prove to be quite the spectacle as it includes the company’s 40-foot tour bus/ mobile 360 VR production center the “360RV“, a 1.5 meter immersive dome theater from Elumenati for viewing content, drones equipped for filming 360 video and a slew of cool VR tech and demos. Booth visitors will get to see 360Heros complete line of 360 Plug-n-Play™ content capture hardware, Samsung Gear VR demos, Oculus Rift demos and mobile VR demos.

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Learn About VR

Attendees interested in learning more about VR/ 360 video will have the chance to catch 360Heros CEO, founder and inventor Michael Kintner during a number of speaking engagements. This includes Kintner serving on a panel titled “Why Content Creators Should Care About Virtual Reality”. Slated for Monday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m., Kintner will join fellow industry leaders Ted Schilowitz, Ikrima Elhassan and Cosmo Scharf in a discussion about the current importance and future of VR for content creators.

Kintner will also give two separate presentations focused on his goals to empower content creators and to share his workflow and technology. Attendees can see these presentations in the NMX Lounge at 2:00pm on Monday the 13th and 2:00pm on Tuesday the 14th.

Aside from the opportunity to check out the latest in VR tech, NMX and NAB attendees will have the chance to win free GoPros and enjoy free t-shirt giveaways at the 360Heros booth. For more info on VR/ 360 video the 360Heros check out 360Heros.com and feel free to pay them a visit at NMX!

Chris Jericho Announced as Co-host of 10th Annual Podcast Awards at NMX

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NMX is thrilled to announce Chris Jericho as co-host alongside Emily Morse for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards.

Chris will replace Dennis Miller who had a scheduling conflict and had to bow out as co-host. However Chris Jericho is no condolence prize, and the NMX team couldn’t be more stoked to have him in participate in this year’s event.

Chris first made a name for himself in the wrestling ring, but has been a successful podcaster for several years now. His podcast is consistently ranked among the top podcasts in iTunes and on the PodcastOne network. He is also lead singer for the metal band Fozzy, and an actor who has appeared in both film and television.

The 10th Annual Podcast Awards, sponsored by Podcast One, takes place at New Media Expo,Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. You can only attend the Podcast Awards and Red Carpet Event if you have an NMX ticket. If you don’t already have your pass, register for NMX today because this promises to be a lively event.

Breaking It Down: What The Different NMX Passes Get You Into

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All NMX ticket holders will be able to attend the NABShow general session “More of What You Crave: The World of The Walking Dead” featuring TWD’s Steven Yuen.

NMX attendees have the option of registering for several different pass types: VIP Pass, Content Creator Pass, and Exhibits Only pass.

As we have a variety of events happening at NMX, I thought it would be a good idea to list the type of passes we offer and the events you can get into.

Here you go…

VIP Pass

If you want to take advantage of all NMX has to offer, the VIP pass is your best value. With your VIP ticket you have access too:

  • All sessions including NMX business sessions, super sessions, and keynotes.
  • The NMX Exhibit floor
  • All NMX parties including Sunday night’s speaker/sponsor/VIP party
  • The NABShow exhibits floor as well as general sessions (keynotes and sessions that are open to all pass holders). For example, Exhibits Ony, VIP and Content Creator pass holders will be able to see the NABShow general session “More of What You Crave: The World of The Walking Dead” featuring TWD actor Steven Yuen, Comic book creator Robert Kirkman, and AMC President Charlie Collie. You’ll also be able to attend the FCC Keynote on Net Neutrality presented by FCC Chairman The Hon. Tom Wheeler.
  • The Podcast Awards and red carpet event and after party
  • The IAWTV Awards and red carpet event and after party

Content Creator Pass

  • All keynotes
  • All super sessions
  • All exhibits
  • All content creator sessions – This DOES NOT include NMX Business track sessions
  • All parties except IAWTV Awards after party
  • NABShow exhibits and general (keynote) sessions. (See highlights in VIP ticket description above.)
  • Podcast Awards and red carpet event  and after party.

Exhibits Only

  • NMX Exhibits
  • NMX Keynotes
  • NABShow exhibits and Keynotes
  • The NMX opening party on Monday night, April 13th
  • The Podcast Awards

Important: Exhibits only pass holders don’t have access too super sessions, general sessions, the IAWTV Awards or after party.  All previously registered Exhibits only passholders received a special upgrade offer in their email last week in case you would like to participate in more activities and events at NMX .

Register Today!

NMX 2015 takes place April 13 – 16, 2015 at the Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Don’t have your ticket yet? Register today – and since I really want to see you there, use my code Social20 for an additional 20% off current pricing.

Telling More, With Less

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by Donna Freedman – NMX Speaker

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Want to keep people reading your site? Keep this old journalism adage in mind: “Show, don’t tell.”

Your job as a writer isn’t to force-feed facts so that readers will be sure to Get Your Point. Yesterday was the hottest day I can ever remember. My clothes were sticking to me and my hair was sweaty and I almost came down with heat stroke.

Overkill! Here’s how author Annie Dillard described a rough summer day: “It was hot, so hot that the mirror felt warm.” That is a great detail – and all she had to do was notice it.

Use too many descriptors and your narrative bogs down. The right details show rather than slow the story, turning even a run-of-the-mill topic into a memorable piece of writing.

Bloggers should aim to tell us more, with less. And yep, that can be very difficult at times. When I’m writing, I’m often reminded of a line from that song “Against the Wind”: What to leave in, what to leave out.
Leave in as much as you need to create vivid pictures. Leave out the ordinary stuff.

Suppose your topic is the day you proposed to your sweetheart, or the moment you realized that your current way of living was unsustainable. Forget details like “the sun was shining the day I asked my girlfriend to marry me.” So what? The sun shines a lot of the time. It’s memorable only if, say, you live in Seattle and were just coming off 58 cloudy days in a row.
But if at the moment of your proposal a street musician started playing “Smoke on the Water” on the tuba, you bet I’d put that in. Especially if the guy drowned out your dry-mouthed, “Will you marry me?”
Think back to the day you decided to get smarter about money. As you turned away from the ATM that wouldn’t let you withdraw any cash, you saw a bank poster exhorting you to save for your future. Both the poster and your reaction to it – Future? I can’t even pay my bills in the present! – are nice touches when describing a frugal epiphany.

Carefully chosen details help readers imagine a scene or situation they’ve never personally encountered. They provide color and texture – and an entry point for readers who’ve also heard “Smoke on the Water” played on the tuba. (I actually did hear this once, in Chicago. Cracked me up.)
Incidentally, “details” can also mean “research.” Which blogger do you take more seriously: The one who writes,“The average U.S. college student will graduate with an average debt load of $29,400, according to the Institute for College Access & Success.” Or the one who writes, “Students are taking out a lot of college loans these days.”

The same rule applies to facts as to other descriptors: Put in too many and your blog post will sink under the weight. Use only the most important facts.

Sometimes you’re lucky enough to have details come over and sit on your lap. Broken glass crunching under your feet as you walked to your first day on the new job in a dicey neighborhood. The hissing of the ventilator that kept your mother breathing after a massive stroke. The part-garbage-part-berry odor that let you know a grizzly was very close to the trail you were walking.

Most times, though, you’re going to have to pay attention – to your topic, your surroundings, your life. Annie Dillard noticed a mirror. What will you notice?

Choose the most evocative material you have to connote a scene, a mood, a memory. Liven up those green-vegetable pieces (the ones you do because they’re good for readers) with facts or statistics that provide perspective as well as color.

Remember: Show, don’t tell. A few carefully chosen details let readers draw their own pictures. Too many details slow the narrative. Ordinary details don’t belong in your posts, unless you explain why they were actually extraordinary.

(Donna Freedman’s NMX presentation, “Stop Calling It ‘Content’!,” will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13. Donna has 31 years’ worth of professional writing experience, the last eight of them online. This guest post was based on an excerpt from her new online course, Write A Blog People Will Read. Use the coupon code NMX20 to get 20% off the course fee.)

NMX Speaker Spotlight: Shawn Collins

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Today we’re profiling Shawn Collins. Shawn along with his Affiliate Summit partner, Missy Ward are presenting “Monetizing Your Blog Using Affiliate Marketing” at NMX on Monday, April 13 at 1:45 p.m. 

1. Without repeating your online bio word for word, tell the NMX community who you are and why you’re so good at what you do.

I’ve been an affiliate marketer since 1997. Some might call me a dinosaur, but I prefer to say that I am a veteran or early adopter. Back then, it was such uncharted territory, and there were no blogs, podcasts, videos, newsletters, or events. We had to make it up as we went along. After a few years of being an affiliate and an affiliate manager, as well as writing on affiliate marketing for ClickZ, I got a book deal to write how to manager an affiliate program. That book, “Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants” is way outdated now (it came out in 2001), but it was a chronicle of the ways I made up to start and manage an affiliate program. In 2003, I partnered up with Missy Ward to start the Affiliate Summit conference. It didn’t really make any sense, because we were both broke and clueless about events, but we made it happen with passion and patience. What started as a very small investment (the cost of the affiliatesummit.com domain) has grown to be the largest affiliate marketing tradeshow in the world.

2. What are you speaking about at NMX? Why is this an important topic?

Missy Ward and I will be discussing the best kind of affiliate programs for bloggers, how to figure out what their visitors want to buy, and the most effective implementation strategies. Then, we will do some live site reviews to give candid advice to bloggers in the audience. This session will be very timely, because there is a big shift of bloggers from the old sponsorship model to performance marketing, and it’s a topic that many bloggers are anxious to learn more about.

3. Who are you most looking forward to see speak at NMX and why?

So many of the breakouts look great, but I’m most excited about Dennis Miller. I’ve loved his stuff dating back to SNL and I saw him in concert in either the late 80s or early 90s when I was in college. I’ve enjoyed his work and brand of comedy ever since then.

4. Beyond work…what is your passion?

I really enjoy writing. I get to indulge that side of me to a degree with my work, but I prefer fiction writing. I am currently about 30,000 words in on the next “Great American Novel”. Before I got into marketing, and even before I had any sort of paying job, I really wanted to be a writer. I knocked on lots of doors in NYC in the 90s and the only paying gig I ever got was to write one piece for the New York Press, which was an alternative to the Village Voice back then. I earned $100, so I guess that makes me a professional writer. Well, I have written business books, too, and we just wrapped the 30th issue of our magazine, FeedFront. I’ve been writing for school newspapers, zines, ezines, magazines, websites, etc. since elementary school. Yeah, writing is my passion.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

Back when current U.S. Senator Cory Booker ran for Mayor of Newark, NJ for the first time in 2002, I ran his website for him. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and I offered up the right combination of site design and marketing, as well as a low rate (free). The was the campaign featured in the Oscar nominated documentary, “Street Fight.” It was a fascinating experience that convinced me I’d never want to work in politics.

Don’t have your ticket? Register for a Content Creator or VIP ticket today as you can’t see Shawn and Missy’s session on an Exhibits Only pass.

NMX Speaker Profile: 5 Questions With Tom Webster

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Tom Webster

 

Deb’s note: I met Tom Webster in 2008 when I was the Community Manager for BlogTalkRadio and we had a booth at BlogWorld ’08. Tom had dinner with the BTR team, and I was impressed not only by his dry sense of humor – he kept us laughing throughout the meal – but also by his passion for data and numbers especially as they apply to podcasting. I’ve seen Tom every year at BlogWorld/NMX – as he is always brought back as a speaker – and he still has that same passion for what he does.

Tom is giving a Super Session, “Podcasting: The Next 10 Years” at NMX on Monday, April 13th at 1:45 p.m. in Ballroom D.

And now, Tom answers our five questions.

1. Without repeating your online bio word for word, tell the NMX community who you are and why you’re so good at what you do.

I’m the Vice President of Strategy for Edison Research, and in that role I’ve been covering consumer usage of new media for over a decade. I’ve been reporting on adoption and behaviors around Social Media, Podcasting, Blogging and more for the NMX (and Blogworld…and Podcast Expo…) audience since the beginning. And I’m good at what I do because my team at Edison is AWESOME at what they do, which gives me the confidence to report our numbers.

2. What are you speaking about at NMX? Why is this an important topic?

We have been tracking podcasting for 10 years now, so I plan to give attendees a retrospective of where the medium has been, where it is now, and where I think it is going. It’s an important topic, because after being in audience research for 20 years, I can tell you that what got us here as podcasters, is not going to get us there. I want to help get us there.

3. Who are you most looking forward to see speak at NMX and why?

Norm Pattiz. We’ve worked with Norm at Edison on various initiatives for over a decade, and he is fearless, relentless, and absolutely passionate about pushing podcasting forward. We’ve all got a lot to learn from him.

4. Beyond work…what is your passion?

Things I am passionate about: Magic (especially mentalism—I’m fascinated by that), a good quality martini, and more time with by beautiful wife, Tamsen.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

At this point, I don’t know that I have many things that would surprise people :) But I’ll go with this: I used to teach English. I still speak it regularly.

6. Bonus! You were given a discount code to share with your online community. Share your code here and tell potential attendees why they should attend NMX!

I can’t seem to find my code….but I think if you’ve ever stared at a blank screen or a microphone and wondered what to blog about, write about, or speak about—come to NMX. I leave with dozens of ideas every year. (Tom’s discount code is TWebster20, use it to register for NMX and receive $100 off current pricing. – Deb )

 

NMX Speaker Profile: 5 Questions With Lynette Young

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Last year, Lynette Young set the tone for an awesome event by opening NMX 2014. This year Lynette’s returned to co-present a breakout session with her friend, Hunter Boyle. What follows is a brief Q & A with our good friend, NMX speaker and superfan, Lynette Young.

1. Without repeating your online bio word for word, tell the NMX community who you are and why you're so good at what you do.

Simply put, I work with people (who sometimes work at companies and sometimes work for themselves) to make a positive impact and grow their brand and business profitably online. My background varies from technology to boutique retail shop owner. Everything I’ve done to date has added to skillset I bring my clients in the consultancy and coaching work I do now.

2. What are you speaking about at NMX? Why is this an important topi

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My talk “You Want A Raving Fan Base? Here’s How The All-Stars Do It… And You Can, Too!” is actually being co-presented with Hunter Boyle. Coming off of my NMX keynote last year “The Myth of the Overnight Success: How to Build an Iceberg in 25 Years or Less,” I have had many requests to show how to systematically learn from the success of “A-Listers” in the digital marketing industry. Why reinvent the wheel? During this talk Hunter and I will show attendees how to reverse engineer what it takes to become top of your game in this crazy industry we work in. This is the type of industry where we can all learn from each other and help each other succeed. Hunter and I fully intend to share what we and others have road-tested to work!

3. Who are you most looking forward to see speak at NMX and why?

The list is LONG. It would be easier to just point to the complete speaker list! Chris Ducker. CecilyKellogg. Marcy Massura. Missy Ward. Joel Comm. Pat Flynn. Cliff Ravenscraft. Jason Falls. C.C. Chapman. Elsie Escobar. Mignon Fogarty. And of course Rick and Dave!!

4. Beyond work...what is your passion?

I’m working to become the daydream I have in my head: “traveling to exotic locations as a well-paid, quirky vintage-inspired lifestyle, beauty and fashion vlogger.” My personal and professional passions have been painfully separated for as long as I can remember and it’s about time that changed! In all seriousness, I love to travel and have started working to make that happen more.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

– That in person I’m funny. Or at least that is what people tell me. It always takes me by surprise because there really is no difference in how I portray myself online vs. offline.

6. Bonus! You were given a discount code to share with your online community. Share your code here and tell potential attendees why they should attend NMX!

 Code: lyoung20
 For all the years I’ve been attending New Media Expo I’ve seen the event change attendee’s business and lives. I feel that if you are serious about succeeding using digital media you need to learn from the best – and that is who attends NMX!
Lynnette’s co-presentation with Hunter Boyle is called “You Want A Raving Fan Base? Here’s How The All-Stars Do It (And You Can, Too),” and it’s happening on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:15. Register today!
Connect with Lynette on Twitter at @LynetteRadio.

NMX Speaker Spotlight: 5 Questions With Shawn Collins

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We’re continuing our “5 Questions With…” series today with Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins.
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1. Without repeating your online bio word for word, tell the NMX community who you are and why you're so good at what you do.

I’ve been an affiliate marketer since 1997. Some might call me a dinosaur, but I prefer to say that I am a veteran or early adopter. Back then, it was such uncharted territory, and there were no blogs, podcasts, videos, newsletters, or events. We had to make it up as we went along. After a few years of being an affiliate and an affiliate manager, as well as writing on affiliate marketing for ClickZ, I got a book deal to write how to manager an affiliate program. That book, “Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants” is way outdated now (it came out in 2001), but it was a chronicle of the ways I made up to start and manage an affiliate program. In 2003, I partnered up with Missy Ward to start the Affiliate Summit conference. It didn’t really make any sense, because we were both broke and clueless about events, but we made it happen with passion and patience. What started as a very small investment (the cost of the affiliatesummit.com domain) has grown to be the largest affiliate marketing tradeshow in the world.

2. What are you speaking about at NMX? Why is this an important topic?

Missy Ward and I will be discussing the best kind of affiliate programs for bloggers, how to figure out what their visitors want to buy, and the most effective implementation strategies. Then, we will do some live site reviews to give candid advice to bloggers in the audience. This session will be very timely, because there is a big shift of bloggers from the old sponsorship model to performance marketing, and it’s a topic that many bloggers are anxious to learn more about.

3. Who are you most looking forward to see speak at NMX and why?

So many of the breakouts look great, but I’m most excited about Dennis Miller. I’ve loved his stuff dating back to SNL and I saw him in concert in either the late 80s or early 90s when I was in college. I’ve enjoyed his work and brand of comedy ever since then.

4. Beyond work...what is your passion?

I really enjoy writing. I get to indulge that side of me to a degree with my work, but I prefer fiction writing. I am currently about 30,000 words in on the next “Great American Novel”. Before I got into marketing, and even before I had any sort of paying job, I really wanted to be a writer. I knocked on lots of doors in NYC in the 90s and the only paying gig I ever got was to write one piece for the New York Press, which was an alternative to the Village Voice back then. I earned $100, so I guess that makes me a professional writer. Well, I have written business books, too, and we just wrapped the 30th issue of our magazine, FeedFront. I’ve been writing for school newspapers, zines, ezines, magazines, websites, etc. since elementary school. Yeah, writing is my passion.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

Back when current U.S. Senator Cory Booker ran for Mayor of Newark, NJ for the first time in 2002, I ran his website for him. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and I offered up the right combination of site design and marketing, as well as a low rate (free). The was the campaign featured in the Oscar nominated documentary, “Street Fight.” It was a fascinating experience that convinced me I’d never want to work in politics.
Shawn’s co-presentation with Missy Ward is called “Monetizing Your Blog Using Affiliate Marketing. ” As of this writing they  are scheduled to present Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. Register today!

NMX Speaker Spotlight: 5 With Questions Cecily Kellogg

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This isn’t Cecily Kellogg’s first rodeo at NMX speaker. In 2011, Cecily was a panelist at BlogWorld Los Angeles. Since then, she’s moved on from parent blogging to build a successful career as content marketer, which is what she’ll be talking about at NMX ’15 in April.

Behold today’s speaker spotlight.

5 Questions with Cecily Kellogg

1. Without repeating your online bio word for word, tell the NMX community who you are and why you're so good at what you do.

It wouldn’t seem like a poet would end up in content marketing, but that’s what happened to me. It turns out my years as a poet were great training for content creation. I learned how to say a lot with just a few words, a skill that has helped me craft content that people actually read. After achieving a small measure of success with my personal blog I became a full time writer in 2007, and today I run a small agency that provides marketing and written content to a variety of clients.

2. What are you speaking about at NMX? Why is this an important topic?

At NMX I’ll be talking about creating a content marketing strategy for your blog. Businesses are required to establish specific goals for their content.  The determine what a conversion will be, they use old school sales techniques, and they require content to produce results. Bloggers can benefit from this same approach, even if a “conversion” for them is something as simple as leaving a comment or sharing a post. I’ll be teaching bloggers how to integrate a business-style content strategy to grow their blog and help them find success – while staying true to their blog’s heart.

3. Who are you most looking forward to see speak at NMX and why?

I’m really excited about seeing some favorite folks speak such as C.C. Chapman, Lynette Young, Jason Falls, Missy Ward, and Kelby Carr. But I’m also really looking forward to hearing Marcy Massura and Maggie Patterson, women I admire but haven’t heard speak yet.

4. Beyond work...what is your passion?

Outside of work, I find joy in my family. My daughter is a budding rock star, plays junior roller derby, and has helped me reconnect with my inner artist. My husband makes me laugh and is the most amazing writer. When the weather doesn’t suck, I love exploring and hiking in the woods.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

When people meet me, I think they are surprised to realize I’m not all that tough. I’m also really super short, which shocks people, and fatter than my carefully taken photos suggest. :)
Are you looking forward to seeing Cecily speak as much as we are? Register today!

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