I am very excited to announce that Shel Israel will be coming to Houston October 20-21, 2009, as part of his book launch tour for Twitterville that will start this weekend in San Francisco with his Twitterville Bash (TBash) party.
This is not his first book. Shel co-authored Naked Conversations with Robert Scoble in 2006. Many of my clients still use the book as a primer for new blog team members. While the case studies might be getting a little dusty, and the book is blog-heavy, it gives an accurate feel for the culture of social media.
I am looking forward to reading Twitterville when it arrives in a few days and will give you all a more detailed review at that time. I have kept up with what is in it by reading Shel's blog Global Neighbourhoods and it is chock-full of amazing case studies.
In the meanwhile, I thought it would be a good idea to get him out to Texas (if you are from other places, you can check if he is coming to a city near you here). A few organizations stepped up to the plate to bring him here including the AAF Houston, Schipul: The Web Marketing Company, and the Social Media Club of Houston.
Book Signing – October 20
The newly minted Social Media Club of Houston will host him for a book signing on October 20, 2009, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the famous Coffee Groundz (@CoffeeGroundz), which is also featured in the book.
Luncheon Speaker – October 21
The next day he will speak at the AAF Houston's luncheon (October 21, 2009), which is sure to be sold out.
If you don't live in Houston, or Texas (road trip), he will also be doing a five-city tour in in Canada in September with Joe Thornley.
And following his visit here in Houston, he will be headed to Washington D.C. to participate in Geoff Livingston's last Blog Potomac.
He is also coming to Chicago, Pennsylvania, Kansas City, the UK and Ireland, with more dates being added. You can check them out on his blog's Speaker tab.
Photo of the first signed copy of Shel's book by Jeremiah Owyang