PRESS RELEASE:Digital Family Summit 2013 Call for Speakers

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Adam Gertsacov 646-543-5512

Digital Family Summit 2013 Announces Call for Speakers

Speaker Applications Accepted Today Through July 12, 2013

Baltimore, MD – 05/14/13 – Digital Family Summit today announced its “Call for Speakers” for the 2013 Digital Family Summit, the digital media event for tweens, teens and their parents, for its second annual conference to be held October 11-13, 2013 in Baltimore Maryland.


The Second Annual Digital Family Summit will be held in Baltimore October 11-13, 2013.

The inaugural conference in 2012 featured prominent adult and tween/teen speakers, including:
• Dave Carroll of United Breaks Guitars
Theresa Payton, former White House CIO
• Abby West from Entertainment Weekly
• Teen Tori Molnar, founder of
• Nick Normile, teen founder of Foodie at Fifteen
• Teen social media consultant Lane Sutton

Official Summit sponsor Microsoft sponsored the Digital Safety track, including sessions on Safety First: What Every Kid (and Parent) Needs to Know About Internet Security and Parenting Digital Kids.

Digital Family Summit speakers, including teens, tweens and adults, approach topics in a fun and educational manner and reach kids and parents at various skill and knowledge levels. 2012 panel and keynote topics included the above Digital Safety presentations, as well as the following:

• The Next Steve Jobs: Meet the New Teen Entrepreneurs
• The Family That Blogs Together – Growing Up Digital
• Is That Even Legal?
• Secrets of Professional Blog Design
• Blogging for Good
• Blogging and Pinterest and Google+, Oh My!
• Becoming an Overnight Sensation
• Social Media: What You Need to Know for College and Careers

Hands-on workshops, presented by professionals in their field, included Digital Photography, Scratch Animation, Travel Blogging and Digital Video.

Digital Family Summit panels and sessions will each be attended by approximately 75-100 attendees and will last approximately one hour; keynotes will be attended by 350 people and will range from 20 minutes to one hour. Workshops will have 40-50 tweens in attendance for two and one-half hours.

If you are interested in adding your expertise and skills to the Digital Family Summit, please submit your idea(s) online. To submit a proposal, visit

The call for speakers ends July 12, 2013.

Corporate sponsorships are still available. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

The Digital Family Summit is the first-of-its kind conference for digital tweens, teens and their families.


 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at and, as well as a few other places.
You can find out more about his clown work at
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