This is my second post about Future Midwest. It’s a fantastic event I plan to attend this year (unforunately I have a concert on Saturday night, so I won’t get to network that night).

Hubert Sawyers III (@HubertGAM) sent me his thoughts on last year’s event and why you should attend this year’s Future Midwest:

“The Module conference was a really cool experience, because it marked a moment in time where the region was beginning to recognize the power of the ever-developing social web.  I had been only months into embracing social networking sites as something more than just a place to connect with friends.  The Module conference sent my interest and understanding into hyperdrive, because my hunches had been fortified listening to well-known practitioners in the space like Chris Brogan and Scott Monty.  It was even cooler to be able to actually meet them in person.

To put it simply, Module set the stage for the Future in more ways than one.

FutureMidwest is a must-attend, because it truly stands up to live up to its name.  The list of esteemed speakers features interesting people from internationally-recognized brands; some of the speakers/brands are actually based in Michigan.  Obviously, this will bring out a respectable crowd, but then you have the confidence that comes from being backed by companies like Ford Motor Co and General Motors.

The principal conference organizers are looking at the big picture.  It is easy to see that it will take this kind of effort to attract the kind of attention we need for our burgeoning enterprises to grow here in Michigan.  Think of what can built with that kind of forward thinking!

This conference proves to be unlike anything ever witnessed in the state of Michigan and surrounding areas, let alone Metro Detroit…It gives me great faith for the Future.”

Will you attend Future Midwest this year?

About Hubert: As co-host and chief organizer for #tweetea and writing at FryinginVein.com, Hubert knows the value of building relationships organically – both offline and online.   His passion for music and all things creative motivates him share his understanding of business principles to help artists go pro.  Hubert has just started his own marketing agency, SorSaw, and currently does digital media and marketing strategy work in partnership with A-Side Worldwide (www.asideworldwide.biz).

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  1. I look forward to meeting you IRL, Rachel! Thanks for the opportunity to talk about FutureMidwest. A lot of us are getting really pumped for this!

  2. I’m glad you got to connect with Hubert. He’s a good guy.

    I missed the Module ’09 conference last year [insert lame excuse about not having a clue], but I am definitely attending the #FMW10 conference! I look forward to meeting you IRL.

    -@TJList

  3. P.S. I remember when you were asking for logo feedback a while ago. I forgot to check out the final result. I like it!

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Rachel M. Esterline works in public relations and marketing communications. Her blog, ExPRessions, contains her musings about PR, marketing, career and professional development, Gen Y issues, personal branding and more. Rachel also does freelance consulting and writing. She is originally from Genesee, Mich., and will graduate from Central Michigan University in May 2010.