Monday, November 9, 2015

Texas Social Media Conference - Video Recap of the Periscope Sessions During the Conference

The 5th Annual Texas Social Media Conference is officially over, but the tweets, social media ideas, and engagement with our conference sponsors will continue to live on! This conference attracted over 120 community members, faculty, staff, business leaders, and students from four states! We were fortunate to have recurring sponsors and new sponsors! These sponsors include: Hail MerryGo Go SqueezSprouts Farmers MarketGeneration TexasBlue Diamond GrowersFuzzy's Taco ShopDivine Elements of Design, PepsiNothing Bundt CakesBrewed Coffee and Pub in Fort Worth, Go Picnic@FiestaWinery, and Dannon Yogurt.

Texas Social Media Conference - Welcome Announcement, Housekeeping, and Overview of the Day!
This conference welcome announcement was simultaneously sent via Periscope to the Five Networking Rooms (Teaching and Learning, Social Media Research, Social Media Marketing, Innovation Rooms 1 & 2).

Texas Social Media Conference - Social Media Awards Ceremony 
The Texas Social Media Awards ceremony was broadcast to conference attendees and organizations across the state.

Texas Social Media Conference - Lunchtime Twitter Chat (Sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market)
This year, we decided to do something truly innovative at lunchtime (instead of a traditional speaker). We hosted a Twitter chat! This lunchtime chat enabled conference attendees to network, participate in a contest, and to develop ideas for their individual (and organization-based accounts).
*In addition, we highlighted one of our school district winners at the beginning of the chat lunch - Granbury ISD.

Texas Social Media Conference - Dessert & Photography Contest (Sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes)
The innovation theme was also present during social media reception (instead of a traditional reception). We hosted a photography contest! This reception-based photography contest challenged attendees to think "outside of the box" and to engage with one of the conference sponsors (@NothingBundt). Also, this contest enabled conference attendees to network, participate in a contest, and to develop ideas for their individual (and organization-based accounts).

During the next few months, we will post the slides from this year’s presentations as well!

Next Year’s Conference Date - November 4, 2016
Look forward to next year’s conference! The conference will be held on November 4, 2016 and the call for proposals will be due on Friday, March 4, 2016. Here is the 2016 Social Media Conference

We would officially like to thank all of the conference attendees and we look forward to reading your tweets, answering your questions, and engaging with you on our various social media accounts!

We would like to say THANK YOU to the following institutions, companies, school districts, and entrepreneurs for attending!

During the conference, we had 120 attendees from the following universities and companies:
Amberton University
Camp Fire First Texas
Dick Smith Library - Tarleton State University
Divine Elements of Design
First Command Financial Services
Fort Worth Community Credit Union
Fort Worth Independent School District
Granbury Independent School District
Hardin-Simmons University
Hill College
Keller Independent School District
Louisiana Tech
McLennan Community College
McMurry University
Midwestern State University
Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Prairie View A&M University
SHSU Recreational Sports
Spring Hill College
St. Edward's University
Tarleton State University
Tarrant County Community College
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas Bar Journal
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Texas Tech University - Undergraduate Admissions
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Texas Wesleyan University
The University of Texas at Tyler
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of North Texas
University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas at Arlington
UNT College of Visual Arts & Design
UNT Health Science Center - Gibson D. Lewis Library

Please let us know if you have any questions!

The Texas Social Media Research Institute

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