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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 23:00

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Libby Dowd
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Social Media Conference Hosting Innovators from Around the Country at The Canyons Resort

The Canyons Resort is excited to host EVO, a conference focused on the evolution of women in social media taking place June 24-26. EVO's coordinators, TodaysMama.com and MomitForward.com are thrilled to announce their lineup of speakers for the conference.

EVO coordinators welcome keynote speakers including Andrea Wishom, Supervising Producer of The Oprah Show, and Jon Sinclair, VP of Development and creative Services at HARPO, speaking on the evolution of entertainment. Brene Brown, author of "Wholehearted" and Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks.com, speaking on the "Evolution of Authenticity," and Lesli Rotenberg, VP of Children's Media at PBS, speaking on how social media has impacted education and the rising generation.

The opening keynote on Thursday night includes bloggers Nirasha Jaganath of MommyNiri.com, Heather Spohr of TheSpohrsAreMultiplying.com and Stephanie Quilao of BackinSkinnyJeans.com on a joint panel "Evolution Defined."

A full list of speakers and their biographies can be found on the EVO Conference website: http://evoconference.com/check-out-our-speakers/

Rachael Herrscher, EVO Coordinator and CEO of TodaysMama.com says, "Women are the power users of the internet. We create and consume more content than any other demographic online. Whether it is blogging, social networking on Facebook or using Twitter, women are leading the charge " and many of the key women in this space are right here in Utah."

"We are eager to be hosting an event with such high caliber speakers, but are also pleased to host some major consumer brands and media outlets as sponsors this year. The conversations extend between bloggers and brands and how they engage online," says Jyl Johnson Pattee, EVO Coordinator and CEO of MomItForward.com.

"The Canyons Resort is the perfect venue for the EVO conference due to proximity to prominent bloggers and social media experts in Utah. With its upscale Park City locale, The Canyons offers an array of lodging properties, amenities and conference facilities that will facilitate positive energy, creativity and plain old fashioned positive vibes for EVO," states Andy Finn, VP of Lodging Sales and Marketing at The Canyons

For more information about EVO please visit: EVOConference.com

About TodaysMama.com
Founded in 2004 by Rachael Herrscher and Stephanie Peterson in Salt Lake City TodaysMama produces local Mama's Handbooks and online communities where moms can explore local events and information, and tune into national content and initiatives.
TodaysMama serves 25 local markets, including: AZ-Phoenix, CA-Bay Area, CA-Coast (Santa Cruz/Monterey), CA-L.A., CA-San Diego, CA-Solano, CO-Denver, DC, GA-Atlanta, IL-Chicago, IN-Indianapolis, MA-Boston, NJ-New Jersey, NV-Nevada, NY-NYC, OH-Cleveland, OR-Portland, PA-York, TN-Knoxville, TX-Dallas, TX-Houston, UT-Utah, WA-Seattle, WA-Spokane, WI-Wisconsin.

About MomitForward.com
Mom It Forward â„¢ is a social media community and worldwide network dedicated to enhancing the lives of women, their families, and the communities in which they live. It began in 2008 when co-founder Jyl Johnson Pattee transformed her widely popular "Girls' Night Out" (#gnoâ„¢) Twitter parties into a weekly event with purpose. The Twitter parties quickly developed into a community of women at momitforward.com where they could further connect, share information, and make an impact.
About The Canyons Resort

The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the largest in the United States. Located just four miles from Park City's historic Main Street, The Canyons averages 350 inches of light snow annually while offering 3,700 acres of diverse terrain over eight mountains with 167 trails. Lodging properties managed by The Canyons are located in the Resort Village and consist of the AAA rated Four-Diamond Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, as well as the newest luxury accommodations: Escala Lodges and Sunrise at Escala. The Canyons maintains over 35,000 square footage of flexible meeting space available for any event or gathering. A variety of dining options ranging from fine dining to more casual atmospheres can be found both on the mountain and within the Resort Village. Additional details are available at: www.thecanyons.com