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SummitUp 2016 | March 8, 2016

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

The seventh edition of SummitUp is a full day marketing communications, public relations, and digital information conference being presented by a team of Dayton organizations: AAF-Dayton, Better Business Bureau, NMD, WIBN, PRSA and ARC Ohio. The conference is dedicated to exploring the integration of creativity, communication, and technology. It takes place on March 8, 2016, and will be held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The event features exceptional speakers, and the opportunity to meet and make friends with some of the brightest, most influential minds in modern business. SummitUp A new media confab in Dayton Ohio

Registration for 2016 Open!

Earlybird pricing through Jan 31, 2016


General Admission



Erik Dahl

Erik Dahl is an independent Researcher and Designer. He is also avid Ultra and Trail Runner. Erik founded and organizes the MidwestUX Conference, leads the local Columbus IxDA, and enjoys taking pictures of people in their side view mirrors. He is on the Board of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). His work often explores the principles of transparency, empowerment, and cultural connections between people and technology. He also writes and talks about UX Axioms.

Tom Gerace

Founder and CEO of Skyword

Tom Gerace is a serial entrepreneur and market-innovator. In 2010, Gerace launched Skyword, a content production platform that helps leading brands, including United Way Worldwide and AutoTrader.com, understand their customers’ information needs and create content that connects with and engages them. In addition to serving as Skyword’s CEO, Gerace also serves as the founding committee chair of the Social Media Ad Consortium, an international coalition of communications and social media executives.

Krista Neher

CEO, Boot Camp Digital

Krista Neher is a leading authority, trainer, educator, author and international speaker on Internet marketing and social media, and is currently the CEO of Boot Camp Digital, a leading provider of social media marketing training and consulting solutions. Krista is a social media pioneer; creating one of the first successful corporate Twitter strategies and corporate blogs – long before “social media” was even a recognized term. Krista is also the author of “Social Media Field Guide: Discover the Strategies, Tactics and Tools for Successful Social Media Marketing” and is currently working on the first textbook on social media marketing. In addition, Krista is currently the managing director of the Institute for Social Media at Cincinnati State and has trained thousands of people in social media marketing.

Jen Bonhomme

Global Digital Planning Director, JWT

Jennifer Bonhomme, Global Digital Planning Director, JWT  Jennifer is currently strategic lead on Bayer global and Nestle confectionary digital businesses at JWT in New York City. Her regular activities include, but are not limited to: brand planning for online, digital change management, user behavior insights, creative briefing, content marketing, channel ecosystem design, social media engagement strategy, flexible global website template creation and localization, measurement and analytics, and thought leadership on digital brand strategy. She has an exceptional pitch and new business growth track record. Prior to JWT, Jen worked as a global trendspotter for Faith Popcorn and Digital Strategist at Euro RSCG.