Confluence conference leaves its digital mark on Oklahoma City [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City]
(Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 27--Surrounded by fresh ideas and innovative technology is where Jackson Fall feels at home.
Fall was just one of nearly 120 people to attend Confluence, a conference for bloggers and digital influencers, Saturday at Lyric Theatre in the Plaza District.
Organized by the OPUBCO Communications Group, Confluence hosted several speakers from Oklahoma's online community to discuss social media, marketing and branding in a digital age.
Fall, 17, said he has been searching for education like this after growing stagnant with his high school education.
"Nothing really spoke to me in high school anymore," he said. "I decided to do an experiment with myself. I'm concurrently enrolled at OCCC and I'm taking classes that really interest me and it's working wonders. A conference like this really speaks to me because it's a lot of people earning a living through their passions and what they love to do."
David Christopher, a senior inbound marketing manager for OPUBCO Communications Group, hosted the event.
One of the first speakers was Adam Croom, the University of Oklahoma's director of digital courses and curator for TEDxOU events.
Croom spoke about how his digital courses are helping to put the community vibe into online classroom learning.
"We've built a social learning community," he said.
"One of the best ways people work is through relationships. For the first time ever, there is a social experience happening in the content of a classroom."
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