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USC to Discuss Social Media and the Middle East at the June 23-24 StratCom Conference in LA


June 8, 2011 - NEW YORK, NY

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that the University of Southern California will present at the Strategic Communications Conference ( http://www.strategiccommunicationsconference.com ) taking place on June 23-24, 2011 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Philip Seib, the Director for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School and Professor of International Relations, Journalism and Public Diplomacy at USC will join government panelists from the Middle East to discuss how social media is affecting policy in the region.

Since January 2011, rapidly organized protests via social media sparked in Tunisia, Syria, Libya, Egypt , Lebanon and other middle east countries have forced countries in the region to re-strategize domestic and foreign policy. This 90 minute session will cover how and why in detail.

Executives from the following industries will be attending the event: Government, Military, Intelligence, Social Networking, Social Media, Strategic Communications, Enterprise & Venture Capital, Software, Mobile Telecommunications, and others. A list of companies that attended previous events can be found on the website.

About USC and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD)

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) ( http://www.uscpublicdiplomacy.org ) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. It is a research, analysis and professional training organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of global public diplomacy.

Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California ( http://www.usc.edu ) is one of the world's leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

About the Strategic Communications Conference

The Strategic Communications Conference taking place in Beverly Hills is the leading business convention covering enterprise social networking, business social media and strategic communications. It also discusses new technologies, strategy and working business models.

For more information, please visit the website http://www.strategiccommunicationsconference.com or contact:

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Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.
Tel / Fax: USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext 79
E-mail: info-17@strategiccommunicationsconference.com

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