I am very proud and enormously excited to announce everyone can now buy tickets for the Online Influence Conference at the Celtic Manor on the 20th September 2012.

Click this link to go through to the Eventbrite website where you can buy them right now.

But Hurry, the first 50 tickets are available on an early bird deal for £50. Thereafter the tickets are priced at £75. The early bird tickets are only available for two weeks too, and when they are gone, they are gone!

Read about the confirmed line up in detail here. And stand by as the event website will be up and online any day now! But just to quickly recap we have secured for you to see:

Jay Cooper – MD of Bloom agency, social media specialists

Emma Meese – The BBC’s social media trainer / TV producer and director

Marc Webber – Instigator of ITV.com and worked on the Sun’s online offering, as well as with S4C and UTV

Pippa DaviesPyschologist and creativity expert, and a published author herself

James Cridland – MD of Media UK website and a Radio Futurologist, blogger and speaker

And of course, the star guest and the reason we’ve all got together to make this happen…

Mark Schaefer – World wide marketing blogger, social media guru and author of the amazing ‘Tao of Twitter’ and his new worldwide marketing bestseller, Return on Influence. The revolutionary power of Klout, Social scoring and Influence Marketing.

This is an amazing coup for Wales to secure such a respected though leader in the field of social media, and I think every business in Wales would benefit from being there.

There’ll be more updates to come as we launch the website and what have you, but in the meantime if I can help at all, ask me any questions you like in the comments below or on the Facebook page. Or you can email me direct on [email protected] or tweet me here @radiojaja

talking of which, follow @OiConf on twitter for full updates!

Finally, please spread the word, its hard to believe this standard of event is happening so close to us, and we really need to sell the tickets in order to make it happen. As I have mentioned before, this event is to be cost neutral, that is it will not make one penny. Its designed to help you and me get everything we need from this most exciting and potentially powerful of new media.

Thanks for all your support so far, please, lets make it happen!