South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Set to Host Tech Summit

south-shore-cva-logoIs your company looking for innovative ways to market in today’s technology driven society? Is society’s reliance on social media and technology leaving your business in the dark?

The South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority’s October 4, Tourism Tech Summit is a great opportunity for participants to put those questions behind them. The summit will provide participants the knowledge to enhance marketing through social media technology. The summit will take place at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Indiana from 8am to 3:30pm.

Tourism Tech Summit Agenda:

8 am: Google, QR, NSF, IP...What Does It All Mean? Luke Weinman, Director of Information Technology, South Shore CVA

9 am: Connect to Customers through Technology Luke Weinman and Jennifer Rush, Interactive Marketing Specialist, South Shore CVA

10 am: Taking on the Tide of Social Media Jeremy Williams, Interactive Production Manager, Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Jennifer Rush

11 am: Creating and Publishing Simple Videos to Enhance Your Marketing Efforts Andy Collins, Video Production Manager, South Shore CVA

12 pm: Ask the Panel Lunch George Cappas, Information Technology Director, Morgan Birge and Associates Chris Mahlmann, CEO/Publisher, Ideas in Motion Media Ben Ashley, VP of Business Development, mobi Manage

1 pm: South Shore CVA Partnership: What do I get from it? Megan Langel, Sales Manager, South Shore CVA

2 pm: Q&A with South Shore CVA Staff

To register, click here!

Participants from support organizations, private industry, academic institutions, and IT groups are invited to attend. The event will feature guest speakers and panel discussions on topics including best practices, innovative social networking, video technology, and connecting with your target market. Here panelists will walk participants through the process of utilizing the latest in social media and technology tools.

Click here for bios of the event's participants!

SSCVA has partnered with Indiana Tourism, Morgan Birge, Valpolife/Ideas in Motion and Mobi Manage for the event. The SSCVA acts as a liaison among industry, public partners and academia to secure resources to better promote the agency's vision while enabling an open dialogue among a broad spectrum of professionals in the IT community.

The South Shore CVA’s Director of Information Technology Luke Weinman will host the event. "The Tech Summit continues CVA's goal of inspiring a more innovative, collaborative, and informed workforce and bringing together local talent to one location through social media and technology workshops and information exchange," Weinman said.

To register for this event and to view the agenda visit

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Indiana Welcome Center are open daily from 8am to 5pm and are located at the intersections of I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South in Hammond. Contact the Welcome Center at 219.989.7979.