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7 Tips for Using Social Media During Conferences

So, you’re attending a conference. You’ve paid the entrance fee, put on the best outfit ever, grabbed a big stack of business cards and made sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. The one piece of the conference puzzle I can almost guarantee you’re missing? Social media.

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As summer rolls in, conference season enters full tilt. This was a great article, and as an occasional conference attendee, I’m happy that I’ve been rocking social media (mostly) correctly. I’m a huge fan of event hashtags for twitter and I’ve used them to give shoutouts to companies I know that are at conferences with me, I’ve used them to send notices about changes in session locations, and I’m always on board with sending out the compelling quote from panels or keynotes.

At events where I tweeted, I found it helped me to network. I could continue conversations with people I just met, I could reach out to people in the same session, and I could even touch base with conference organizers (VIP rooms really are all they should be).