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2nd Periscope Community Summit This Week!
Social Media Stars, Best-Selling Authors Are Highlights

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 Periscope stars, evangelists and enthusiasts meet here this week for the second Periscope Community Summit, a gathering that will feature technology expertise, social media connections, music and camaraderie.

Hosting this summit – the second in just four months after trending in New York -- are digital strategy expert and technology evangelist Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz) and television personality and entrepreneur Tasmin Lucia-Kahn (@Tasmin). The keynote speakers for the Jan. 14-17 event are:

  • Joel Comm, a New York Times best-selling author and internet trailblazer (@JoelComm).
  • Author and social media marketing consultant Kim Garst (@kimgarst).
  • Journalist/historian Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy)
  • Entrepreneurial coach – "Ask A Millionaire" -- and angel investor Shawn Thomas (@askshawnthomas).
  • Philanthropist, entrepreneur and "Scope for Good" creator A.J. Joshi (@AJ).
  • Actress/performer (BravoTV's "The New Atlanta") Africa Miranda (@africamiranda).

"It's a land rush all over again," said Comm, whose keynote address formally kicks off the summit on Friday the 15th. "The playing field is leveling. People are becoming Periscope stars much like they became stars on YouTube or with blogging."

The Periscope team will also be there for a special panel and surprise appearances. Forbes, Entrepreneur, MarketWatch, Huffington Post and other local and national outlets are expected to cover the summit.

"Our hosts and keynote speakers have millions of followers and their advice is heeded by brands around the world," said Ryan A. Bell, founder of the Periscope Community Summit and a leading live streaming figure. "But the best part will be the connections Periscope users will make with each other – these are the trailblazers who will teach a new generation how to connect and engage."

The event, to be held at the Park Central Hotel on Third Street in San Francisco, builds on the success of the initial Summit in September. That New York event trended globally on Twitter – even with the Pope visiting New York at the same time – showing the power of the Twitter-owned Periscope app just seven months after its launch.

This Periscope Community Summit is presented by T-Mobile, SanDisk, Rightside, Tagboard, olloclip, Marley Coffee, Monster Energy, Arkon Mounts,, FullScope.TV, Anker Batteries, Lumee and many more.

For more information, visit The event is not operated by Periscope or Twitter.


SOURCE Periscope Community Summit

For further information: Sherri O'Connor, (925) 586-0847,, Twitter: @PeriscopeSummit