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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Use Your Words: How To Make Your Essays Go Viral

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There seems to be a notion that to create the next Intenet phenomenon you have to do it in 140 characters, create a meme, produce the world's funniest video (of the week).... But there are writers putting out quality essays on their own blogs and larger platforms who ignite a fire online, garnering 100,000 to a million shares on social networks a pop. Some of them even do it more than once. What's their secret? How do they make good old fashioned words go viral?
This panel will be comprised of writers, publishers and viral content trackers who will delve into what makes a personal piece so powerful, the topics that really resonate and the audiences who consume this type of content. Hint: Never forget the women and the moms.

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Bunmi Laditan

Owner/Writer, N/A
Bunmi Laditan, author The New York Times, contributor Red Tricycle Award Winner 2013 Parents Magazine: Best of Twitter 2014 TIME Magazine's Top 140 Tweeters of 2013 Webby Honoree 2014 The Huffington Post, writer The Honest Toddler, creator and bestselling author
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Farah Miller

Exec Editor/Family & Relationships, The Huffington Post
Farah L. Miller is The Huffington Post's Executive Family and Relationships Editor. In 2011, she launched HuffPost Parents, which has become the number one vertical on the site and the winner of a 2013 People's Voice Webby Award. Prior to this, she was the deputy editor at Oprah.com... Read More →
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Paul Quigley

CEO, NewsWhip Media
Paul is co-founder and CEO of NewsWhip.
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Jill Smokler

Founder and President, Scary Mommy
Jill Smokler is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of A Scary Mommy (April 2012) and Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies) (April 2013) as well as the owner all things Scary Mommy. Jill’s website averages over 30 million page views a month, and her... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3

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