Social Media for Social Change Strength in Users

SOCON The First Social Media CON for Social Media and Internet Users September 26 27 28 2014 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City SOCON MISSION STATEMENT Promote the advancement of human earth beings through idea sharing and social experience.


Atlantic City, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/27/2014 -- Any metropolitan city on Earth, a sea of various portable electronic devices, manufactured by Goliath companies like Android Google GOOG, Microsoft MSFT, and Apple AAPL. These companies have developed users, followers or customers, who show the same loyalty to their operating system as they do for pro-athletes.

When users have issues with their purchases, corporate giants funnel their customers through a rat maze of automated prompts and bots, and right to the exit. Customer service globally has been disintegrating at alarming rates. A general apathetic philosophy accepted by the majority of business owners has created a world of the walking dead. Negative employees, dissatisfied customers and overall negativity streaming through our society. This paired with the misguided, fear inducing, action oriented advertising (ED, depression, chronic everything, pharmaceuticals etc) has made the virtual world a mess. Social media users “RANT” about social issues and injustices all the time, and finally have reached the boiling point that has moved them beyond the selfish “i-conomy” to a new hope of a world where they are NOT ALONE.

SOCON members have been working individually on many social initiatives, ranging from disease awareness, charitable organizations and political agendas. They are reforming the virtual world, to create a utopian virtual community where the entrepreneur can thrive. Connecting developers and consumers is just the beginning of banishing obscene profit margins and layers of inefficient redundancies.

Social anxiety no problem! PsyMedia Doctor Ivan Ferrero has been producing an entire series to help USERS survive and thrive in the virtual world.

Single? SOCON is the perfect place to meet other single people, or network to them. Color coded wristbands will be worn and exchanged by SOCON members to ensure a safe, no mixed message environment. This “physical exercise experience” is a perfect way for business professionals to fine tune their in person social skills.

“Many SOCON attendees are traveling alone to meet their friends in real life for the first time. Through the internet and social media we have access to professional and expert information and opinions. We use these tools to improve our lives. People opening virtual stores all the time, and NOW is the TIME for the everyday regular person who missed, “the gold rush,” “IBM stock,” “buying URL names,” “apple stock,” “google stock,” and many other specific time sensitive windows to get the most return on your time and money investment.” explained Kristen Slevin Co-Founder of SOCON.

SOCON is still accepting SOCON Advocates to read an “Open Letter to the World” at SOCON. These letters will address specific global social issues, that are traditionally banned from most dinner tables around the world. Single, partnership and family equality, along with many other religion and politics articles, expressed live at SOCON, and then posted for discussion. All “Open Letters” will be published with the articles of SOCON. SOCON is about celebrating social media, and civilization, and promoting peace through friendship.

This is the inaugural year for the event and the focus is bringing together as many people as possible with their various interests supported by social media. It's an eclectic group, with topics being firmed up each day. Some of the things offered as part of the conference:

Personal and professional social media skills development
Social media inspired games and activities
Panel discussions
Impromptu group sessions and "unconference" style meetings

Specifics are still being finalized, and additional details will be announced as we get closer to the event.

SOCON attendees are SOCIAL and NETWORK around the world. These connections have empowered SOCON members to upgrade their lives in a short amount of time, using FREE applications and services. This information is NOT common knowledge. The people who live in the virtual world are coming down from the clouds for one weekend to share their secrets with you. Simply put . . . The members of SOCON want to teach the world how to fish.

SOCON Member Registration Online $60 Games Registration $25

SOCON is a multi purpose civic organization, designed to help social media users connect with each other in real life, while building links between physical and virtual lives, and gaining the skills needed to monetize their time on social media. SOCON is produced by Athanasios Zarkadas and Kristen Slevin, and a volunteer network of thousands on Google+. The internet has provided people with a civilizations worth of information, but little in the way of direction. SOCON actively bridges the gap, by establishing global and universal norms through our international standards board. SOCON members live the golden rule and support basic human rights as outlined by The United Nations.

About KrisTen
KrisTen is an Independent Reviewer, Communications Coach, and Editorial Writer. Taking a unique approach to reviews, she has developed a loyal following of over 6,500,000 views on Google+ and growing. ranks KrisTen in the top 1% of all profiles on Google+, and among the top 500 US women on Google+. KrisTen appears as a guest personality on YouTube Shows, Google Hangouts, and community discussions. KrisTen, as owner of over 100 Google Communities, including the international G+ Network, and co-producer of SOCON.

About Athanasios Zarkadas
Provocative intellectual, straight-talking, smartphone news commentator Athanasios Zarkadas, entices viewers to journey with him on his quest to educate and enlighten all smartphone consumers of the world. Athanasios, or Tom as his most devoted fans call him, started his career as a smartphone reviewer and show host. Tom has joined forces with Social Media Professional KrisTen to form K10 Corp the production team behind SOCON.

About Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
The iconic Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel is an awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece, spanning 17 acres of Boardwalk real estate , with 4.2 million square feet of enclosed space. The property offers more than 2,000 hotel rooms, many of which offer breathtaking ocean views, 20 dining outlets, ranging from the exquisite Robert's Steakhouse to the Atlantic City favorite White House Subs. The 167,000 square foot casino offers non-stop gaming action, from more than 2,500 of the latest slot machines to nearly 200 of hottest table games. From headline entertainment in the Arena and Xanadu Theater, intimate performances in the Ego Lounge, and seven unique venues in the Scores Atlantic City complex, the Taj offers something for everyone. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:
SOCON Athanasios Zarkadas 631.682.9099
SOCON KrisTen Slevin 631.766.9851

Brian Cahill 609.221.4643