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11|18|2010 09:10 am EDT

DOMAINfest Global Adds Ben Mezrich as Speaker

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events, Up to the Minute

Ben Mezrich, Author of “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook,” will Be Featured Speaker at DOMAINfest Global 2011
Fireside Chat to Include Remarkable Stories and Insights into the Minds of Young Geniuses

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 18, 2010) – DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of®, announced today that Ben Mezrich will be interviewed by Jeff Kupietzky, CEO and President of at the fifth annual DOMAINfest Global® (DFG) event, scheduled for February 1-3, 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. Mezrich chronicles the amazing stories of young geniuses who become wealthy against tremendous odds while skirting the edges of morality.

Ben Mezrich latest book, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal,” was released in 2009 and was optioned by Sony Pictures. Aaron Sorkin adapted the screenplay into the critically acclaimed and globally successful movie, “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher.

“It is a great pleasure to have Ben Mezrich join us,” said Kupietzky. “Ben’s ability to tell a story will captivate our entrepreneurial audience by offering a first-hand look at the incredible accomplishments of very smart people willing to take risks. Our audience will also hear his unique insights into the development and evolution of social media and why this medium is one of the most critical channels for businesses today.”

Mezrich is the author of eleven books, including the wildly successful “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.” This best seller was on The New York Times Best Seller List for 63 weeks and sold over two million copies in twelve languages.

In the span of his career, the author has brought readers into new and startling worlds, sometimes by surprising methods. During his research for “Bringing Down the House,” he taped $250,000 to his body and smuggled it with some of the most notorious card-counters in the world through airport security. While writing Ugly Americans, he visited exclusive “Japanese Only” underground sex clubs in Tokyo and juggled roadblocks and run-ins with the Japanese mafia.

The discounted registration rate of $1,195 for DOMAINfest Global (Feb 1-3, 2011) is available until December 31, 2010. Last year, more than 600 Internet professionals from 26 countries attended DOMAINfest Global.

[via Press Release]

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