BlogWorld Welcomes Shane Ketterman as Conference Director

BlogWorld's new Conference Director, Shane Ketterman

We’re so pleased to welcome a new member to the BlogWorld team.  Shane Ketterman will be taking over Conference Director duties, effective immediately. Shane, who helped to coordinate several conferences for Cisco, will be planning our educational content and helping to find the best speakers. As you know, we take our educational content seriously and we’re confident Shane will continue to make sure our attendees receive a valuable experience.

Wait. What? A new Conference Director? But what about Deb?

Don’t worry – I’m still with the BlogWorld team, but I’m moving over to head all community and social media efforts as the Director of Community.   I’ll also be behind the helm at all of our social networks and working on some fun campaigns and activities for our community. Oh and y’all aren’t rid of me yet because I’m going to be working very closely with Shane as well.

Please meet Shane Ketterman

We came upon Shane quite by accident. He set up a call with Rick and I to pitch an idea he had for a new track for BlogWorld NY. At the time, we knew we were going to need a new Conference Director but weren’t sure where to start looking. As soon as Shane mentioned his background with Cisco and how he used to coordinate some of the educational content there, Rick Skyped me to say, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

Indeed I was and an impromptu interview ensued. After several phone calls, and interviews with other candidates, we confirmed our intitial hunch that Shane would be the best person for the job. We think you’ll agree.

My friend Shane is no stranger to BlogWorld as he’s attended our conference several years in a row and he’s also been a speaker. Even more important, Shane is passionate about our conference and our community, something so important to us. Feel free to follow Shane on Twitter @shaneketterman or drop him a line at – but do be gentle, we want him to stick around for a while.

We know you’ll like Shane as much as we do. Won’t you join us in welcoming him to the BlogWorld team?





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About Deb Ng

Deb is BlogWorld's Director of Community, author of "Online Community Management for Dummies," the 2nd edition of "Social Media Marketing All in One for Dummies," and blogs at Kommein. Feel free to follow her @debng and @NewMediaExpo


  1. BeckyMcCray says:

    @debng relieved to hear you are still with BWE! I worried when I first saw that.

  2. @griner Thanks, Dave!

  3. shaneketterman says:

    @griner @debng @blogworld @TheJenATX Deb is 100% amazing and I can’t wait to work together :)

  4. Congratulations, the BWE team is lucky to have you.

  5. shaneketterman says:

    @PaceSmith @debng Thank you Pace…hey…can I see you in Austin at SXSW???PLEASE!!!!!!

  6. Congratulations, Shane, and also to the BlogWorld team! I’ve met Shane online, and I’m thrilled to see him take this role with BWE.

  7. Welcome aboard. Delighted to have you!!

  8. skooloflife says:


  9. Congrats, Shane!

    Looking forward to Blogworld! :)

  10. shaneketterman says:

    @blenderhd yeah right..I am a launch sequence….one long one….

  11. David Krug says:

    That’s great news for BWE!

  12. shaneketterman says:

    @theresabaiocco @andreavahl @sociablesite Thank you so much!!!!!

  13. shaneketterman says:

    @LisaBarone I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

  14. Welcome Shane! :)

  15. Congrats Shane! :)

  16. Congrats Shane! :)

  17. Congratulations and welcome to the jungle. ;)

  18. renewabelle says:

    @shaneketterman Congrats to you and the entire @blogworld team! :)

  19. Congrats Shane & welcome to one of the best conferences around! (So any hints on what the new suggested track?!)

  20. Congratulations Shane! BlogWorld is a great conference with a community of delightful people. Of course there are business goals, but lots of stimulation and entertainment mixed in.