Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Join Us for the 4th Texas Social Media and Rural Communication Summit Friday, April 22, 2022 (Earth Day) in Fort Worth, Texas

The Rural Communication Institute (RCI) and the Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) are excited to announce their co-sponsorship of the 4th Rural Communication Summit and the 4th Annual Texas Social Media Research Summit. 

This summit will take in person at the Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus and virtually on Friday, April 22, 2022 (Earth Day). The theme is "Creating Pathways to Communication (How Social Media is Helping the Environment). Think about: Earth Day, Sustainability, Agriculture, Social Media, and Rural Communities. This conference will include interactive workshops, demonstration sessions, and panels focused on the conference theme. 

Please register EARLY!


FREE - Limited to the First 50 people.

Lunch will be available downstairs in the TCC Trinity River campus. Please bring money for lunch.


Here's the schedule:

9:30 am - Opening Session

10:00 am - 
Rural Track: COVID-19 Outreach - Innovative Health Outreach in Rural Areas
Social Media Track: When Social Media Meets Higher Ed Classrooms
Interactive Track: Hands-On Workshop: Design Your Own Social Media Campaign (Earth Day Edition) 

11:00 am - 
Rural Track: Using Social Media to Recruit Rural Teachers and Showcase the Rural Education 
Social Media Track: Social Media Research Paper Panel
Interactive Track: Should You Depend on Social Media and the Internet to Save Your Photos, Documents, and Video?

Noon - 
Lunch and Twitter Chat

1:00 pm - 
Rural Track: The Internet Is My Nana: Social Media's Role in Shaping, Archiving, and Disseminating Family Knowledge
Social Media Track: Focus on Strategy: Creating a Social Media Plan That Works for Your Library
Interactive Track: Social Media Mentor Session: Student, Researcher, Practitioner

2:00 pm - 
Rural Track: How Can We Help Rural Newspapers Thrive?
Social Media Track: You've Written Your Blog Post, Now What?: Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Blog 
Interactive Track: Roundtable Session: Remote Work, Rural Internet Access, & Inflation

3:00 pm - 
Goal Setting and Next Steps


Our next large Social Media Conference will be on Friday, November 4, 2022. If you are interested in submitting a paper, panel, or training workshop submission is June 30TH. For more information, please click here - http://www.tinyurl.com/SocialMediaConferenceCall/.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to jtedwards@tarleton.edu.

To discover more information about the Texas Social Media Research Institute - @TSMRI, please click here - http://www.tarleton.edu/TSMRI/

To discover more information about the Rural Communication Institute (RCI) - @ThinkRuralComm, please click here - http://www.tarleton.edu/RCI/

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The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT

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