WebMediaBrands Inc., (Nasdaq:WEBM) today announced that Nate Auerbach, Music Evangelist at Tumblr, and Jack Krawczyk, Head of Product Monetization at StumbleUpon, will participate in panel discussions at Social Curation Summit (#SocialCurationSummit), December 12 in Los Angeles. Auerbach will explore how social media enables both the music industry and listeners to become curators of the social Web in the session, The Social Media Mixtape. During the panel Artists on the Verge: The Democratization of Artistic Achievement through Social Media, Krawczyk will address social media’s role in the discovery of unknown filmmakers, musicians, and other artists and the future of curating taste online. Attendees will discover how brands and retailers across a wide range of business verticals can use curated stories, pictures, and videos to highlight creativity, and engage their audiences. “Social Curation Summit explores that newly defined space where people meet platforms, and where search and discovery intertwine,” said SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn, who will be moderating the conference. “Our panels have been lovingly curated to show the best that social media has to offer for brands, artists, technologists, and anyone who wants to master the art of finding and being found.” This year's conference has been designed to provide attendees with insight and advice from the brightest minds and the most active leaders in curation, tastemaking, and branding. Keynote speakers include Steven Rosenbaum, CEO and author, Magnify.net, and Ramy Adeeb, Founder and CEO of Snip.it. Featured panel sessions include:
The Future of Curation Platforms
Tastemaking Through Curated Communities
How To Get Hypercuration Results: Brand Case Studies
Social Curation and Semantics
Social Curation + Google = Windfall
Social Curation Summit brings together brand marketers, social media executives, social platform evangelists, entrepreneurs, technologists, microbloggers, design professionals, independent stylists, creative directors, and e-commerce leaders for an extensive look into content-discovery apps, collaborative filtering, social news curation, and next-generation storytelling platforms.