Why Your #AiA17 Conference Hashtag Matters
Conference The Ultimate Live Event
Today, many of my colleagues in the field of aging are at the American Society on Aging Conference. With over 2,500 attendees and over multiple workshops each day, it’s the place to be. Unfortunately, this year I am not with my peers in Chicago. Though I’m in San Diego I follow the conversations in real time.
Using Social Media
How am I able to follow the conversation? By listening to #AiA17. Through these six characters, I’m part of a conference thousand of miles away. With each hashtagged comment and photo on Twitter. I listen to the conversation. More importantly, I can participate in the conversation.
Expand Your Reach With A Hashtag
While conferences are known for the information sharing and learning. In addition, networking and the opportunity for building relationships make the experience invaluable. However, the ultimate benefit of a conference is in the execution. How will you use the information post conference? Ultimately, through collaboration. By using a hashtag you are reaching out to other far beyond the conference. So at this conference and at future live events remember the power of the hashtag.
Currently, I am the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. My claim to fame? First gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Another accomplishment? Freewheeling After Sixty the first book to make it easier for older adults to give up driving. Lastly, my most recent project online dating for age 65+ with Come Back Cupid. After all, love is ageless.Where am I this week #SMMW17 aka Social Media Marketing World. Learning more ways to add aging to the conversation on social!