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Just days after the world’s largest biotech conference concludes in downtown San Diego, online experts will converge for what is expected to be the largest one-day social media gathering on Monday.

Social Media Day San Diego, featuring both education and networking, celebrates the ways in which social media has changed lives for the better.

“In 2012 and 2013, Social Media Day San Diego had the most attendees worldwide,” said organizer Tyler Anderson, CEO of the marketing firm Casual Fridays. “We are hoping to beat those records again in 2014.

“San Diego is known around the globe as ‘Social Media Beach’ and is home to many internationally known social media thought leaders that we’re blessed to have participating in our event. This is a rare chance to connect with industry experts and keep a competitive edge in the social media world.”

The event is scheduled from 9:45 a.m to 4:45 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Speakers include Mari Smith (Facebook), Zach King (Vine/YouTube), Ron Nash (LinkedIn), Jenn Herman (Instagram) and Martin Shervington (Google+).

The event concludes with a networking reception at 5 p.m.

Early bird tickets are available online at $40. After Thursday, tickets are $75. The networking reception is free and open to the public.

Launched by Mashable in 2010, Social Media Day is a global celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard. The San Diego event is organized locally by Anderson of Casual Fridays and Rob Marlbrough of Web Wizards.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.