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Engaging during a conference

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In this video
  • How to use social media to connect with peers before and during the conference
  • How to capture content from attending a conference that can be shared with you networks
  • How to engage with a wider audience
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Conferences have always been about networking, widening professional horizons and finding out what colleagues from elsewhere are working on. Social media takes all that to a new level.

Before a conference even begins you can make personal connections and build relationships with other attendees whose work interests you.

Once there, with a mobile device you’re never lost in the crowd – with location-based services you can find the people you want to meet and they can find you.

Through social media it’s easy to share the intellectual ‘buzz’ of a conference with a much wider audience.

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