Merrimack Valley Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Merrimack College and The Eagle Tribune have partnered to bring the best and the brightest minds in leadership to the North of Boston region.  Come listen to speakers who are at the top of their fields in leadership, education, creativity, social media, marketing and publishing.

Michael HyattNew York Times best selling author and blogger at 
9:00 AM, Cascia Hall

Michael Hyatt will begin the day speaking about building your platform, getting noticed an turning your platform into real business.  Hyatt will also discuss what he refers to as your ‘embassies’ on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.

Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing, the seventh-largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.  He is the author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” (Thomas Nelson).  It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller.

Brian Halligan, CEO & Co-Founder of Hubspot
11:00 AM, Cascia Hall

The second speaker of the day is Brian Halligan, CEO and co-founder of HubSpot, a marketing software company he co-founded six years ago to help businesses transform the way they market their products.  He is a senior lecturer at MIT.  For more information, see  Since its founding, HubSpot has accumulated over 7,500 customers.  

Sally Falkow, Social Media and Digital PR Strategies at Meritus Media
1:30 PM, Cascia Hall

The third speaker of the day, Sally Falkow has been in public relations for 30 years and is an APR - accredited in PR by the Public Relations Society of America.  She is a social media coach to PR executives, PR agencies and new PR graduates.  Visit her website at

Panel discussion with all keynote speakers
2:00 PM, Cascia Hall

Merrimack College alumni, faculty, students and staff please RSVP to

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