Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hey Everyone! I'm here to spread the word about the YPulse 2008 National Mashup!

The conference will take place on Monday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 15th in San Francisco.

And YPulse wants those of you in the Bay Area to come and join them!

2008 Ypulse National Mashup Conference
July 14-15, 2008
Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA

Here are the deets:

The Ypulse Books Publishing Mashup at The 2008 Ypulse National Mashup

The annual Ypulse National Mashup conference is the event for those who are immersed in the youth space and interested in successfully using technology to connect with today's youth. It’s an event where attendees learn how to harness social media and technology in ways that are ethical, authentic and add value for tweens, teens and early twentysomethings.

More than one in four readers of ypulse.com and the Ypulse Daily Update newsletter are teachers, librarians, counselors and ministers who recommend books to their students, clients and the public. These professionals are the largest single group that read Ypulse and attend Ypulse Mashup conference events. That's the reason we've created a special preconference session to focus on books this year: The Ypulse Books Publishing Mashup.

· Presentations and panel discussions include "Meeting Young Readers Where They Live - Online," "Writing for a Youth Audience" and "Visual Storytelling," covering everything from how successful YA authors connect with reluctant readers, to trends in YA publishing and why teens are mad for manga.

· Speakers and panelists are from companies including Scholastic, Readergirlz, Star Farm Productions, Hachette Book Group USA, Zest Books/Orange Avenue Publishing, Penguin Group (USA), JacketFlap, Kamikaze POP and VIZ Media.

· Participating YA authors include Lisa McMann, Melissa Walker, Jeff Savage and Debbie Huey.

We’d love to invite California professionals with an interest in children and YA literature and books publishing to join us for this event. The session will start at 8:15am on Monday, July 14th, and continue through a morning of presentations and panel discussions to 11:45am. And, even if you can’t attend the entire Mashup conference starting that afternoon, you’ll also be invited to join conference attendees at 8:00pm for a special screening of the documentary film “American Teen,” followed by a Q&A with the teens from the film.

Sounds like an awesome event!! Learn more about the conference @ www.mashup.ypulse.com.

2 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Sounds terrific!

anastasia said...

Hey guys -- it's Anastasia from Ypulse. We're offering a special rate for YA authors/fans/librarians who just want to attend the morning Ypulse Books session. If you register and select the pre-conference only option, you can enter the code "bookdeal" (no quotes) and it only costs $100. Hope to see you there!