The Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) will host a Social Media Tweetup for registrants of the Syracuse BizBuzz Conference and members of Syracuse’s social media community. The Tweetup will take place 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at the Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse.

The Tweetup event will feature light refreshments and networking; a forum for sharing social media tips, techniques, questions, and ideas; and a how-to training for new users of social media who want to get started with tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The event will also include welcome remarks and presentations from Anthony Rotolo, iSchool social media strategist and professor of practice, and Jill Hurst-Wahl, information consultant and iSchool professor of practice. RSVPs are requested to or 315-443-2911. For more information on this free event, visit

The Tweetup is a pre-conference event of the BizBuzz Social Media Conference on Thursday, May 27, at the OnCenter in Syracuse. The BizBuzz Social Media Conference is a gathering of people interested in the business use of social media. The full-day conference will explore the impact social media has on marketing, advertising, and tools used to engage the public.

The keynote speaker of BizBuzz is Dave Evans, a global thought-leader in the application of Web 2.0 technologies in business. Working with brands like Pepsi, Dell, and Philips in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, Evans leads cross-functional teams in the implementation of collaborative technology solutions that measurably drive businesses. Evans is the author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day and writes a regular business column at

The BizBuzz conference will feature morning and afternoon breakout sessions on marketing businesses through various social media tools; mini sessions on blogging, Foursquare, SEO, e-mail marketing, reputation management, creating buzz, analytics, and return on investment; case studies of social media use in nonprofits; and a networking reception. Register for the conference at

Syracuse BizBuzz Social Media Conference is a production of The Events Company, Site-Seeker Inc., and Digital Vertical with partners at Syracuse University’s iSchool, Falcone Center, Visual Technologies, Center for Career Services, Newhouse School of Public Communication,, Business Journal, Plus Sign and Graphic, and Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.