There is a flurry of activity as we make final preparations for next week’s Emerson Exchange. If you’re reading this post before the event (September 29-October 3, 2008), there’s a good chance that you’re a leading-edge kind of person who knows how to subscribe to this blog via RSS to see this post soon after it’s published.
So here are my final tips from a social media (a.k.a. Web 2.0) perspective:
- Use the handy scheduler to find the sessions you want to attend and to build your personal schedule. There is also a spreadsheet you can download to have the information locally on your PC.
- If you’re not already using some of the Web 2.0 / social media applications and are curious, consider attending Deb Franke and my “Feeding That Inner Geek” presentation (Tues 9/30 9am Chesapeake A, Wed 10/1 2:30pm Chesapeake A). I checked with the hotel and these rooms seat 80 so hopefully they’ll be enough room for everyone who wants to catch it.) If you’re not going to be able to make it, the presentation will be posted in a future blog post.
Give Twitter a try. It’s a great way to communicate in short bursts what you’re seeing and where to meet up or discover meet ups with others. This is one of the things we’ll discuss in our presentation. The big key is to tag your posts with #EmEx so that others can discover them with this #EmEx Twitter search. You can even subscribe to this #EmEx search if you have a web-enabled phone and use the Google Reader mobile version or other mobile RSS reader. Here’s a picture showing how this looks on my phone.
- Many of the people I’ve featured in blog posts will be presenting. Check out some of the blog categories on the right side for areas of interest. Scan the category posts and see if there will be folks you’d like to see. Look them up in the scheduler or spreadsheet from tip #1.
- Track me down. All of my contact info on the right side of every blog page and I would really enjoy speaking with you! If you’re not going to be joining us in Washington D.C., look for updates on this blog and through the Twitter stream of communications.
- Have fun! There’s lots of old friends to catch up with, new friends to make and great information to exchange. Hopefully, you’ll accomplish everything you set out to do and have lots of fun in doing so.
See you in person or virtually through the Web 2.0 /social media channels!
Update: Both sessions are in Chesapeake A!