Two Great Articles on Creating Conference Buzz
It’s been a cool, rainy week here in Wisconsin… The Scotland-like weather has provided me some time to read some really good articles this week.
- Pre-Event Community Building « Future Business
Pre-event ideas beyond the expected “create a webpage”, “create a Facebook page” for building an event community.
- Build Conference Buzz With Social Media – Associations Now Magazine
At the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), our philosophy for using social media before, during, and after our conference is simple: Recognize the need, try the tool, and see if it works. For our IMPACT 2009 conference, we experimented with a number of platforms and ideas. Here’s what worked for us, what didn’t, and what we’re planning to do differently next year.
- Dear Groundswell: Is it ok to use mobile devices in a meeting?
Here are countless netiquette sources that say it’s rude to take a mobile phone call in a meeting, and you should turn your phone off. But this advice dates to when phones were used to make calls. Now you could be checking email or sports scores, or you could be checking something relevant to the meeting on the Web or taking notes.
Organizing Speaker Content
- A road map for environmentalism – The Boston Globe
When people use more paper, suppliers plant more trees. If we want bigger commercial forests, then we should use more paper not less.
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