SMCAE 2019 – Alumni Engagement Conference Update


Hey SocialToaster fans!

Now that we’re on the other side of Labor Day, we’ve hit the end of summer. And I couldn’t be more excited.

On September 26th (just 23 more days!) I’ll be speaking at the 2019 Social Media Conference on Alumni Engagement (SMCAE). While it’s great to be able to speak at the conference and share my ideas, I’m really excited to be an attendee of the conference. It’s not often that you get to learn engagement techniques first-hand from industry professionals from across the nation.

The SMCAE 2019 lineup promises to be something really special because each speaker and panelist is someone who possesses strategic insight into alumni or social media engagement.

For example, I’m excited to see what Heather Locke Green, from the University of Texas at San Antonio, has in store for us. She’ll be presenting her case study, “Using Bots to Engage Alumni: A Taylor Swift Case Study”. There is a lot of attention on bots right now, and I think we’ve barely scratched the surface in terms of their use for alumni engagement, so it will be interesting to hear how it went for UTSA.

We’ll also have Auriel Buchanan from Miami University at SMCAE. She is an expert on digital fundraising, so I am really looking forward to picking her brain on all things social media. If you know what she’s done with Miami University’s fan advocacy Mbassidor program, you’re going to be glad to have this chance.

SMCAE 2019 is going to be a learning and networking experience you can’t replicate.

If you can make it to Baltimore on September 26, join us at the 2019 Social Media Conference on Alumni Engagement, held at the beautiful and prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Tickets are still available at, so reserve your seat now.

Are you a current SocialToaster customer? You’re eligible for two complimentary passes to SMCAE 2019, so make sure to email your account rep. for details.

See you there!

Brian Razzaque
CEO, SocialToaster
Co-host, SMCAE 2019

​Brian Razzaque is the founder and CEO of SocialToaster, Inc. His over twenty years of experience in technology started at The Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently active as the Co-Chair of the Communications & Development Subcommittee for the Engineering Alumni Leadership Board. Brian is responsible for creating SocialToaster, the world’s leading enterprise social media advocacy & engagement platform. He has worked with hundreds of leading brands and organizations in industries ranging from higher education to entertainment to consumer products, and is a recognized expert in digital and social marketing technologies.

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