As well as working within Social Media and Sport, I also enjoy the challenge of speaking about my experiences and ideas at events. I’ve spoken at and hosted several events over the past couple of years and am looking to do more in 2012. If you would like to book me for your event then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call on 07903 168360 or tweet me at @danielmclaren.
Below is a list of my upcoming and past events;
22nd January – UKSN 3rd Birthday with Richard Ayers (Sports Cafe, London)
The first UKSN event of 2013, attracting over 100 people to the centre of London for networking and a Q&A session. I interviewed Richard Ayers, the CEO of Seven League (and Digital Consultant to Man City).
12th December – World Yacht Racing Forum (Gothenburg, Sweden)
An invitation to speak to a very different audience from usual. At this event I spoke about ‘How to use Social Media to promote a Brand’ (case study). It was in front around 200 attendees from around the world, other speakers at the event included multiple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslee!
28th November – Sports Tech Meetup (London)
The second instalment of the sold-out series run with Stephen O’Reilly that included speakers from AKQA, UK Athletics, Aqueduct, Livewire Sport, Topspin Media, We Play, Pitch PR and Econsultancy. The topic of this event was ‘content, content, content’.
6th November - Inbound Marketing Conference – Social Media Panel (London)
An invitation came along to participate in a panel session alongside Bas Ellen (Hotels.com) and Daniel Lynton (Lyntonweb) talking about the use of social media within business.
24th September 2012 – Global Keynote: Alex Balfour, Head of New Media London 2012 (London)
A late invite arrived to ask questions to Alex about his, and his teams, experiences at London 2012. The first truly ‘social media Olympics’ and one that presented many challenges as well as successes. This was a fun event which took place in front of both a live audience and streamed online as part of Social Media Week London.
26th June 2012 – Sports Tech Meetup (London)
Co-hosted with Stephen O’Reilly from Mobile Roadie to bring together the players from sport and technology. Took part on Sports panel session with Jake Sargent (Pitch PR), Tom Hines (RFU), Luca Massaro (We Play) and Nick Thain (Sports New Media).
12th June 2012 – Liverpool FC Partners Conference (Hertfordshire)
The club invited me in as guest speaker to their annual partners conference, this time held at The Grove, Hertfordshire – home to the England football squads when they get together. I spoke about social media and its impact in sport, with particular reference to the future and LFC.
22nd May 2012 – Sports CRM Summit (London)
I ran two social media workshops as part of the 2012 conference at Wembley Stadium organised by Goodform. It was an interesting event due to the challenging subject of Social CRM and a diverse range of agencies and sports organisations/clubs.
27th March 2012 – “Fanographie: the science and art of digital fan marketing” (London)
Event run by www.coylemedia.com, where I chaired a panel discussion on what was a great knowledge sharing day of sport and digital. Speakers came from Man City, Liverpool and NBA and beyond to give some great industry insights too. Photo’s and other info is on their Facebook page
October 2011 – Facebook Marketing Conference (London)
Chair for a panel discussion called ‘What’s in a Like?’. Guest panellists include Adam Gee (Channel 4), Daniel Heale (Digital Outlook), Adrianna Conte (Visit Britain) and Jonathan Beeston (Efficient Frontier).
June 2011 – BBC 5 Live Radio: Social Media & Football (London)
Invited as a studio guest to a live radio debate on social media within football. 1 hour programme hosted by Matt Dawson that featured interviews with Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Savage.
February 2011 – Social Media & Sport (part of Social Media Week – London)
An evening conference that attracted an attendance of over 100 people (sold out) with another 150 people watching on-line. Co-hosted the event with Sophie Brendel (BBC) and Maz Nadjm (ex-Ogilvy) that included speakers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Test Match Special (BBC) and RFU as well as a panel that consisted of Jake Humphrey, Karen Pickering MBE, Jeanette Kwakye and Lewis Wiltshire (chaired by Roger Mosey).
December 2010 – UK Sport: Promoting Sport Event (London)
Invited to speak to UK Sport and Olympic National Governing Bodies about social media and the opportunities presented within sport. Presented with Daren Forsyth, CMO from TAG I.D.
July 2010 – Social Media & Sport Summit (London)
Hosted a full day conference and lead a panel of distinguished guests. The event included speakers from Liverpool FC, Lotus F1, Paratus Communications and SocialMedia8.
July 2010 – Social Media & Sport Summit (Nottingham)
Hosted a half-day event that included speakers from England Athletics, Made by Fudge and Macesport at the home of Notts County FC.