[ApaIllinois] FREE Online workshop on social media

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
Tue Aug 23 14:56:05 CDT 2011

Keeping up with Communication Technology: 
An Online Workshop on the Practical Uses of Social Media
Social media and social networking. 20 presenters. 6 hours. FREE.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – Mark Your Calendar!
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is pleased to offer TRB’s first-ever web-based online workshop on social media, specifically developed for transportation agencies! We all know how many new and exciting things are happening with social media and new technology. This event will allow you to discuss these new communication tools with transportation industry experts and your peers from a variety of perspectives.  From live panel presentations and interactive breakout sessions to viewing pre-recorded case studies and tutorials, the web-based workshop offers you flexibility to participate as you are able. Plus, you will network with your peers, learn from other transportation professionals, and pick up valuable resources along the way.
WHAT — Virtual Conference - Keeping up with Communication Technology: 
An Online Workshop on the Practical Use of Social Media
WHEN — Wednesday, September 21, 2011 (10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time) 
WHERE — Your computer
WHO — You and your entire team (unlimited listeners per connection!)
WHY — Because you can’t afford to miss this!
View Agenda 
Panel Discussion: Planning and Strategizing a Social Media Portfolio
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Session:  Policy (Four simultaneous group discussions)
     12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.
Breakout Session:  Process (Four simultaneous group discussions) 
     1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Engaging your Audience
      2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Case Studies and Tutorials will be available prior, throughout, and after the workshop! 
Free Registration Open from August 17 – September 21, 2011 
This online workshop is being organized by the TRB Committee Communications Coordinators Council and the TRB Standing Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation. 
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