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UT to host uHeart Digital Media Conference May 10

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The University of Toledo is hosting a digital communications and technology conference Friday, with an impressive host of business leaders, students and communications professionals slated as guest speakers:

  • Fulter Hong, Google
  • Ben Bator, Texts from Last Night
  • Matt Burns, Tech Crunch
  • Hayley Call, Ohio Job and Family Services
  • Anthony Broad Crawford, GiveForward
  • Will Lucas, Classana
  • Joe Sharp, Thread
  • Dustin Hosteler; Digital Graphics
  • Mike Bott, The Brandery
  •  Jim Connely, McGraw Hill

"We have put together a line up of speakers that would rival any digital media conference around," said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. "This will prove to be a major event for leaders in digital media and entrepreneurs across the region."

Topics to include leveraging social media, building digital brands, developing and launching apps, and targeting niche markets to build communities around brands and products. 

Dave Hunke, former president and publisher of USA Today and now chief strategy officer at Digerati, will present the keynote address. 

The event will wrap up with the uHeart Startups Pitch & Pour After Party 4-7 p.m. in Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex for conference attendees.

The uHeart Digital Media conference will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10 in the Student Union on the UT Main Campus. Registration is $50 and $20 for students. To register, visit uHeartDigitalMedia.com, or contact Amelia Acuna at 419.530.5874 or amelia.acuna@utoledo.edu. Follow the event on Twitter at @uhrtdgtl.

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