What's Next DC - Marketing and Communications Conference Washington DC

Your marketing and communications roadmap. To be held January 11th, 2011 at the MARVIN CENTER GRAND BALLROOM, on the campus of THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in WASHINGTON DC. Hosted by Green Buzz Agency. Kick off 2011 with fresh thinking and new approaches to marketing and communication. WE'VE CUT THE FAT FROM YOUR TYPICAL BLOATED BUSINESS CONFERENCE. Take a marketing journey - a road trip – checking in on where you are now and where you need to take marketing and communications this year and beyond.

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There are no sales commercials masquerading as presentations here, or sleepy Q & A sessions where only 1 of 8 questions apply to your business. What's Next DC is about brainstorming, case studies, energy, networking, strategy and - best of all - personalized solutions to your company's most important challenges.


How will we accomplish this? By jamming as much information into the day as possible. We'll have floating experts in a variety of fields available, so if you hear something you like and want to bounce ideas around right there on the spot, you can! We've scheduled group brainstorming/strategy sessions and niche learning sessions where you can discuss your areas of interest and expertise. There will also be an area dedicated solely to networking all day long.


This is not just a conference, it is an experience. Come prepared and energized to learn and share with other Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, and Communication Professionals!

  • Michael Chasen

    Founder, Blackboard

  • Seth Goldman

    President and TeaEO, Honest Tea

  • Lisa Shalett

    Partner, Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy, Goldman Sachs

  • Amy Manatis

    Amy Maniatis

    Chief Marketing Officer, National Geographic

  • Heidi Browning Pearson

    Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions at Pandora

  • Zac Moffatt

    Digital Director, Romney for President

  • Ira Gleser

    Former VP of Industry Communications, Coca-Cola

  • Jennifer Kim Field

    Executive Director of Global Partnerships and Marketing, United Nations Foundation

  • Cherilyn-Stringer

    Celestine Maddy

    Founder, Wilder Quarterly

  • Sonny Ganguly

    Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire



  • Kieran Donahue

    Vice President of Marketing - Americas, Hilton Worldwide

  • Jason Seiken

    Jason Seiken

    General Manager of Digital, PBS

  • Amy Nakamato

    Amy Nakamoto

    Executive Director, DC SCORES

  • Cherilyn-Stringer

    Juan Martinez

    Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Engagement, Teach For America

  • Marci Harris

    Founder & CEO, Popvox

  • Sami Hassanyeh

    Chief Digital Officer, AARP

  • Angela Hayes

    Director of Communications Planning, American Cancer Society

  • Tim McLaughlin

    CEO & Founder, SiteWorx

  • Brad Nierenberg

    President and CEO, RedPeg Marketing

  • Katrina Klier

    Managing Director of Global Digital Marketing & Communications, Accenture

  • Kate Watts

    Managing Director, Huge

  • Gadi Ben-Yehuda

    Innovation and Social Media Director, IBM

  • Heather-Oldani

    Heather Oldani

    Senior Director of U.S. Communications, McDonalds

  • Hans Horn

    Director of Mobile & Emerging Channels, Choice Hotels

  • Ira Rubien

    Associate VP of Marketing & Communications, Lehigh University

  • Tim Washer

    Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems

  • Ryan Matherly

    Vice President of Digital Marketing & Client Experience, T. Rowe Price

  • Corinne Kovalsky

    Director of Digital & Social Media, Raytheon

  • Denise Brien

    Director, Consumer Analytics & Research, AOL

  • Adam Burns

    SVP of Strategic Planning & Research, Porter Novelli

  • Allison Peck

    Head of Public Affairs & Marketing, Freer|Sackler Galleries Smithsonian Institution

  • Melissa Bell

    Director of Blog Engagement, The Washington Post

  • Tariq Khokhar

    Open Data Evangelist, The World Bank

  • Mel Ochoa

    Senior Director of Marketing & Communictions, Achievement First

  • Rich Pesce

    Rich Pesce

    Sr. Manager of Social Media Communications and Digital Media, Capital One

  • Carrie Schum

    EVP of Strategic Planning Analytics & Research, Porter Novelli

  • Matt Stephenson

    Product Manager, Symantec

  • Cherilyn-Stringer

    Cherilyn Stringer

    Senior Marketing Communications Consultant, Motorola Solutions

  • Liana Pistell

    Social Media Strategist, The World Bank

  • Tim Clark

    Director of Optimization, NASCAR

  • George Alafoginis

    Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

  • Justine Jablonska

    Press and Media Advisor, The Embassy of Poland

  • Lynn Morton

    Account Director, R2integrated

  • Vanessa French

    President, Pivot Point Communications

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May 6

The Hamilton Live

600 14th St, NW
Washington, DC

Located just steps from the White House at 14th & F Street, NW Washington, D.C., two blocks away from the Metro Center station on the Red/Orange/Blue Lines.

PMI Parking - 1325 G ST NW

May 7

Studio Theatre

1501 14th St, NW
Washington, DC

Red Line: Dupont Circle Metro Stop (5 Blocks)
Orange/Blue Line: McPherson Square Stop (7 Blocks)
Green Line: U Street/Cardozo Stop (6 Blocks)

Colonial Parking Garage locations:
P Street, NW between 14th and 15th Streets
P Street, NW between 16th and 17th Streets

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