Blogging and Tweeting at conferences

March 11, 2010

Next week I leave for the US to attend WritersUA, the annual Conference for Software User Assistance, to be held in Seattle from March 21-24, 2010.

For the past few years, I’ve used this blog to write summaries of the sessions I’ve attended at various conferences. Last year, I observed others also Tweeting about the conference sessions, though at that stage I wasn’t using Twitter (I signed up during that 2009 WritersUA conference!).

If you’re attending a conference soon and want to blog about it, here are some guidelines: Tips for conference bloggers: http://www.lunchoverip.com/conferencebloggers.html

If you’re intending to Tweet about sessions you’re attending, be aware of the dangers of the Twitter backchannel: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/conferences-and-twitter-backchannels/

If you’re presenting at a conference, check out the ebook from Olivia Mitchell on How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels), available from: http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/twitter/present-twitter-backchannel-ebook/

Happy and safe conferencing!

[Links last checked March 2010]


  1. Speakers and presenters might also want to check out a book called The Backchannel. The book has a Web site, here: http://www.backchannelbook.com/

    Some good advice in there.

  2. Thanks for that link, Scott! I just downloaded and read the free chapter (Chapter 1) — compelling stuff.

    See you at WritersUA!

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