I’m headed on Thursday to Chicago to check out Gas Pedal’s Blogwell event. The event is described more fully on their site as:
Unprecedented insight on social media from Walmart, The Home Depot, Allstate, H&R Block, Mayo Clinic, Sharpie, Procter and Gamble, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Measuring ROI, managing teams, legal issues, B-to-B, working with agencies and creating great content. This is the best opportunity available for anyone looking to get started or improve their corporate social media efforts. Learn from the world’s top companies who are already doing it well. Get practical, how-to advice, a lesson on tricky disclosure issues, and loads of ideas and examples for just $200. From GasPedal and Blog Council.
I attended the first event held in San Jose last year and if the event in Chicago is anything like that, it will be well received by those attending. I am most interested in getting a chance to talk to some of the corporate social media type and find out what their plans are for 2009. We will be approaching many of the corporations out there for them to attend our event this year in Las Vegas in October. I hope that we can get some of these corporations to come out and talk to the rest of the blogosphere about what they are doing and to also find out what the blogosphere is doing themselves. I will try to get some posts up about some of those conversations and perhaps my flip camera will come in handy when talking to some of the attendees.