December 17, 2012
By Vanessa Varin
Have you connected with the AHA on social media? If you haven’t, you are missing out on a valuable source of information and news, particularly during the annual meeting. Depending on the platform, it offers new and easier ways to network with fellow scholars in the field, and to catch up on buzzworthy events you may have missed. Consider social media as an alternative, but equally fulfilling way to experience the meeting.
Below is a guide to using social media at the meeting
Before the Meeting
While not as fast-paced as Twitter or even Facebook, LinkedIn provides a different but equally important component when networking at a conference. Unlike Facebook’s implied personal space, LinkedIn is made for professionals open to connecting and networking among their respective fields. Add your fellow panelists as a connection, or start a conversation on the AHA discussion board about your work in advance of the meeting.
During the Meeting
Facebook & Twitter
Follow AHAhistorians on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates about our meeting. If you tweet, be sure to use the #AHA2013 hashtag. The AHA hashtag will capture your tweet in a universal thread for AHA followers to read and enjoy!
AHA 2013 App
Download the free meeting app for iPhone or Android to access program information, plan your schedule, and receive important updates.
After the Meeting
Throughout the day we will be posting pictures from the meeting on our “2013 Annual Meeting” Pinterest board. Did you take pictures at the meeting? Share them with Vanessa Varin, who will add your pics to our board for our followers to see.