Big Boulder is Definitely Going to be Big

Big Boulder is two weeks away and everything is really coming together beautifully. The world’s first conference on social data already has top-notch speakers such as Ryan Sarver of Twitter, Joe Fernandez of Klout and Sean Bruich of Facebook. But…we’re not done yet! Today we’re excited to announce ten new speakers who are leading the world in social data innovation.

We’re excited to announce:

Our conference hotel, the St Julien is completely booked for Thursday night, but we’ve made accommodations at other nearby hotels. See our venue page for more details!


New Big Boulder Speakers Announced

Big Boulder is just over a month away, and we’re excited to announce seven incredible new speakers to the Big Boulder agenda. When we started planning the first social data conference, we wanted to put together a world class speaker list. We’ve been thrilled by the response and are excited to add speakers from companies such as Tumblr and Get Satisfaction. We’re also working on some really interesting panels so keep your eye out for more to come!

Below is a list of our latest additions, and you can also see the complete list of speakers.

If you’d like to attend, but aren’t a Gnip customer, we’re looking for volunteers to help with photography and live blogging.

Big Boulder: The World’s First Social Data Conference

Social data is an emerging new industry and enterprises are applying social data to solve challenges in both the business world and the public sector. And while there are a wide range of conferences to discuss big data or social media marketing, there hasn’t been a place for the people and organizations working with social data to discuss best practices, challenges, trends and developments.

We decided to change that. Gnip is excited to launch Big Boulder, the world’s first social data conference and the myriad use cases surrounding it.  Big Boulder will take place on June 21-22 in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Our speaker lineup is incredible and we’re proud of the caliber of talent we’re attracting to our inaugural conference. Confirmed speakers include Dave Morin of Path, Ryan Sarver and Doug Williams of Twitter, Sean Bruich of Facebook, Daniel Ha and Ro Gupta of Disqus, Howard Lindzon of StockTwits, Joe Fernandez and Matt Thomson of Klout, Zach Hofer-Shall of Forrester and Bryan Hyndman of NASDAQ. And this is just the start.

In fact, I’m excited to announce two new additions to our speaking roster, Scott Nicholson, data scientist at LinkedIn, and Wendy Lea, CEO of Get Satisfaction. We’re thrilled to add them to the agenda and look forward to announcing more new speakers in the coming weeks.

Social data is in early stages but it’s already being used to power a range of incredible use cases including predicting stock markets, breaking the news of earthquakes, and helping emergency responders in Japan find medicine after last year’s earthquake. Big Boulder will have both fireside chats with the leading social publishers and panels discussing the use of social data in the public sector and financial markets, geo-spatial applications of social media data and social data analytics.

Being located in Boulder has been amazing for Gnip, and we’re thrilled to show off our hometown. Boulder has been frequently recognized for our thriving high tech community. Not to mention, Boulder has been named the foodiest, healthiest, happiest and the best town for startups.

Big Boulder will be a deliberately intimate conversation, so attendance will be by invitation only for Gnip’s partners and customers. Check out to learn more.