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How can academic conferences be supported by Social Media? This case study looks at the Developments in Economics Education (dee09) conference. A simple WordPress blog was supplemented by Flickr ...

How can academic conferences be supported by Social Media? This case study looks at the Developments in Economics Education (dee09) conference. A simple WordPress blog was supplemented by Flickr photos, YouTube videos, Delicious links and Twitter feeds.

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    • Supporting academic conferences using Social Media: DEE09 Paul Ayres http://dee09. wordpress .com/ [email_address]
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    • The Events Lifecycle
      • Before
      • Decide on an event tag in advance dee09
      • Set up blog in advance and promote it
      • During
      • Encourage attendees to use event tag
      • Will stream content into the blog automagically
      • Reward attendees who leave comments / interact
      • After
      • Use blog to write up outcomes ASAP after
    • What worked well
      • Setting up the blog beforehand
      • Photos, with a dedicated person
      • Writing up after the event
    • What could be improved
      • More people / clearer roles
      • Profusion of gadgets
      • Wi-Fi / Internet connectivity
      • Video Vox Pops
      • Live blogging / Tweeting
      • Interaction with attendees