BarkWorld Expo Announces Keynote Speaker Lineup

Atlanta Event Brings Together Top Influencers in Social Media

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BarkWorld Expo, a leading social media, technology and lifestyle event
and experience, today announced the keynote speaker lineup scheduled to
appear at its event November 5-7, 2015, at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta.

“We are beyond excited for the rock star line-up of speakers that we
have in store for this year’s event,” said Jennifer Black-Glover, chief
digital officer for i-5 Publishing. “BarkWorld brings together some of
the biggest names and brightest thinkers in the industry, to create a
once-in-a-lifetime social media, technology and lifestyle experience.”

BarkWorld Expo 2015 keynote speakers include:

  • Katie Caperton CNN/HLN, editor-in-chief of HLN Digital
    digital media maven on what’s trending, Caperton is responsible for
    directing the editorial content for the network’s newly launched
    digital platform,,
    an online destination for users to go deeper into the top stories
    driving the conversation and generating the national buzz, including
    “must see, must share” news stories and videos. is the.
    Caperton was also responsible for the launch of the entertainment
    blog, The Marquee Blog, one of the most highly viewed on
  • Gus Kenworthy – Olympic silver medalist, freestyle skier, and
    animal rescuer

    While competing in Sochi at the 2014 Winter
    Olympics, Kenworthy was devastated to find hundreds of stray dogs
    roaming the streets. To bring attention to the crisis, he adopted five
    Sochi dogs and created a social media campaign to help raise awareness
    and bring change. Kenworthy currently has 104K Twitter followers, 83K
    Facebook followers, 170K Instagram followers and more than 17K YouTube
  • Shorty Rossi – “Pit Boss” Actor, author, and pit bull activist
    champion of pit bull breeds, Rossi created Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, a
    business that rescues, rehabilitates and places neglected and abused
    pit bulls into new homes. Rossi inspired and starred in the reality
    show “Pit Boss” on Animal Planet. Rossi currently has 21.4K Twitter
    followers and 146K Facebook followers.
  • Shaun Sears and Tom Otto – Animal Planet stars, cat rescuers, and
    business owners

    Both certified arborists, Sears and Otto
    created Canopy Cat Rescue in 2009 in their home state of Washington as
    a service to rescue cats stuck in high trees. Over the past two years,
    they have rescued nearly 500 cats from treetops as high as 165 feet.
    Their service is the topic of a reality show on Animal Planet called
    “Treetop Cat Rescue.”
  • Ahmed & Ashley El Shourbagy – Co-founders of Dogs of Instagram and
    Lucy & Co.

    The humans behind @DogsofInstagram,
    El Shourbagy and El Shourbagy are the co-founders of Lucy
    & Co
    , a curated pet boutique where each collection is an
    exclusive, collaborative effort between Lucy & Co. and a canine-loving
    craftsman. The pair launched Lucy & Co. after the duo grew their pet
    project of a community-based Instagram account into a full-time job.
    @DogsofInstagram currently has 2.2 million followers.

For more information on speakers, registration, event schedule and hotel
accommodations, visit:
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and Twitter
(#BarkWorld). BarkWorld is owned and operated by i-5 Publishing.

About BarkWorld Expo

BarkWorld Expo is the only industry event that explores social media,
technology and lifestyle as it relates to pet owners, social influencers
and businesses. Founded in 2009, BarkWorld Expo’s mission is to align
the social pet community with leading technology and lifestyle
communities, deliver authentic engagement between influencers and
brands, and provide a face-to-face forum for these conversations. For
more information, visit

About i-5 Publishing

i-5 Publishing is a leading media technology company that creates
remarkable content focusing on lifestyle experiences for avid
enthusiasts and informed specialty audiences. Our dedicated
professionals ideate, design, and create iconic content and services
that deliver audiences across all platforms.

Founded in 2013, i-5 Publishing is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For
more information, visit


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