Really looking forward to being able to meet all my virtual buddies in person in Dublin, Ireland
Flushed with the success of #EssentialsofEM and #WAACEM2012 we are strongly advocating/encouraging the use of social media during the ICEM2012 conference with the likes of @AndyNeill, @dreapadoirtas, @icem2012, @croninjj, @ERMentor and @RonanOSull leading the charge…
First up is registering the official hashtag with @Symplur.
The Symplur website litfl.com/M3QdTw will house all the twitter analytics for the peri-conference hype and start to show some really useful comments, photos and videos – to make you feel like you are really there…(sort of)
Next…we are working through the list of speakers for the conference (and there are a lot!) in order to provide more than the standard smiling prfoile pic and synoptic biography. We want to create a social media profile of…everybody
Going to be a tough ask…but apparently @AndyNeill is just the man for dreary data entry job, so buckle up – Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V city here we come!
Social media, in particular twitter and blogs have helped transform the conference experience for those attending – and those unable to attend. However this transmogrification is not always positive. Lisa Harris and Nicole Beale from the University of Southampton investigated how social networking changed the conversation at an academic conference. They analysed over 13,000 tweets, 430 photos and videos to understand the role of social media in supporting live events (SMiLE), with some very interesting results
From the specific comments delegates made about the value of social media at the event, we observed that tweeting during sessions allowed people to make connections and curate what was going on in different rooms, in real time. Some of these discussions could even be considered as defining new online ‘sessions’ or themes