Use Social Media to Help Make the Most of Meeting Experience
Continually looking for new ways to enhance our members' meeting experience, the Academy will again be using social media at the 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. Giving attendees real-time access to new information during the meeting, social media and networking sites are additional tools that will help make your annual meeting experience memorable.
In addition to helping those in attendance, these tools will allow colleagues who can't make it to San Francisco, as well as the general public, to actively participate in particular sessions through video, tweets, and quick polls.
On Twitter, the Academy will post live tweets of important news and updates daily to keep attendees on track during the meeting. It also will post relevant quotes from key sessions on the Annual Meeting's Twitter account
, which now has more than 1,000 followers. To follow the meeting events, be sure to use the 2011 hashtag, #otomeeting2011
If you are already on Facebook, chances are you are a fan of the Academy Facebook page
. Before the meeting, the Academy will post updates, photos, and deadlines. During the meeting, the Facebook page is a great resource to find the latest media coverage of new research proceedings. It's also a place to touch base with your colleagues and get the latest scoop on social events during your stay.
You have probably visited YouTube to watch clinical videos of new surgical techniques on the Academy's YouTube channel
, (or maybe just to see videos of your favorite old shows). But for the 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, the Academy staff will be filming short clips of various meeting sessions to give everyone a taste of what's new and exciting at the meeting.
Some of the best pictures taken at the Annual Meeting by the attendees themselves will be available free of charge on Flickr. The Academy encourages all members to take photos of the convention center, opening ceremony, and social events, and share them each day. As an incentive, your photos will be highlighted on the Academy website for other members to view.
Those planning to attend will find more information about the AAO-HNSF 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO at the Academy's Flickr page
. Keep checking your Bulletin
and the Academy Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.