Bloggers, singles and social media enthusiasts to attend the coolest roller skating party since roller skating was cool.
This event is a natural combination of social media and technology for singles to meet in real life. It's going to be a terrific and fun night!
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 17, 2010 - Get ready to roll your way into love as Julie Spira, bestselling author and Cyber-Dating Expert® joins Down & Derby to host Date and Skate Night during Social Media Week in Los Angeles.
Social Media Week, a 5-day multi-city global conference connects people, content and conversations around emerging trends in social and mobile media on September 19-24, 2010 in various locations throughout Los Angeles.
"I was honored to be asked by the advisory board to participate in a singles event during social media week," said Spira. She added, "I have been marrying love and technology for over 15 years. This event is a natural combination of social media and technology for singles to meet in real life."
On September 23, 2010, Date and Skate Night will take place at Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 from 9:00pm - 2:00am. Attendees are encouraged to bring their iPhone, Blackberry, or Android to download the latest dating applications at the event. Spira will be on hand providing her expert dating advice to the guests looking for love both online and offline.
"It was a no brainer to partner with Social Media Week and dating expert Julie Spira," said Richard Alexander from Down & Derby. Alexander added, "When you think of a retro roller disco, you think funky music, retro entire and couple skating. We love the idea of a Date night, Skate night at the Echoplex. It's going to be a great night."
During the entire length of Social Media Week Los Angeles, conference participants will be invited to contribute to Inner-City Arts, a learning oasis in the heart of Skid Row where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Skate rentals are $5. To purchase tickets, visit http://losangeles.socialmediaweek.org
Julie ( @ ) JulieSpira dot com
ABOUT JULIE SPIRA
Julie Spira is a social media expert, dating advice columnist, and media personality. She has always been known for being on the leading edge of technology. Spira's digital life started in 1981, where she was an executive for RKO Radio Networks, the first digital-delivered satellite radio network. Spira was an executive for several communications and Internet companies; and as Executive Vice President, Sales of InterPacket Networks, was the first to bring high-speed Internet via satellite to third world and emerging world countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, and throughout most of Latin America. She is the founder of Social Media and More, a social media marketing company and is the bestselling author of "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online." She is a frequent guest in the media on the subjects of online dating and social media and was named one of the Top 10 Columnists to follow on Twitter.
Visit her at SocialMediaMore (dot) com and CyberDatingExpert (dot) com
ABOUT DOWN & DERBY
Down & Derby is a retro-inspired roller skating party created and designed to give attendees a unique nightlife experience. The throwback events combine décor reminiscent of a 70s roller disco with attendees participating through fashion attire evocative of the era. DJs known for pushing the limits of mixing and music production are procured, adding vibrant energy to the event with underground and popular mixes. Down & Derby is bringing roller disco back to the forefront. Inspired by the Roxy roller skating party in New York City, Down & Derby is putting wheels on a whole new generation of skaters. Set to a backbeat of disco-inspired party anthems, complete with skate rentals and a candy bar, Down & Derby is poised to bring out the kid in just about anyone. Four wheeled revelers are encouraged to dress the part in everything from neon spandex to headbands and glitter making for a memorable party atmosphere.
Visit them at downandderby (dot) org
ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK
Social Media Week, being held on September 20-24, 2010, includes dozens of events hosted at locations all over the city. Influential hyper-connected: CEO's and CMO's, entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers, brand managers, social media strategists, artists, activists and the technology/media digerati will join together at over 70 events in Los Angeles. The breadth and depth of topics and participants is tremendous; from the guilds (DGA, WGA, PGA) to MySpace, LiveNation, RedBull, WholeFoods, the US State Department, City Hall, CleanTech LA, USC, mommy bloggers, the VC/startup community, and more. Select media and event partners and sponsors currently include the City of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Fast Company, Wired, the LA Business Journal, LA Weekly, Meebo, iCrossing, LivePerson, Thinkwell and others.