What’s This Tweet Up All About?

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ASCD14 Tweet UpIf you’re like me, you are pretty excited. With travel booked and conference registration in hand, you are ready. It’s almost time for ASCD’s 2014 Annual Conference in Los Angeles!

ASCD’s Annual Conference is one of my favorite events I attend each year. The quality of the sessions can’t be beat and the hallway conversations that happen there really push my thinking. I also get to catch up with friends and make new ones from all around the world.

This year, ASCD really ramped up the offerings. Not only are there great sessions to choose from, there is the #ASCDEDSpace where the topic is up to you. Not to mention the vendor hall, where lots of new and exciting products and solutions will be demoed.

But there is always one event I look forward to every year.

The ASCD Tweet Up sponsored by Herff Jones Nystrom.

What is a tweet up you ask? Here are three things you need to know.

Tweet Up? What Is That? These are face-to-face events that allow for educators using Twitter to come together and chat. Great conversations happen on Twitter, and the tweet up is your opportunity to meet who you’ve been talking to you and new Tweeters too.

Do I Have to Be on Twitter? Nope, that’s the best part! Anyone is welcome, so it is a great way to network. And if you’ve ever thought about joining Twitter, there’s no better place to ask all your Twitter questions and find one-on-one help from some of the best education Twitter users. The tweet up is a great place to catch up with a presenter or just talk about what’s on your mind.

OK, I’ll Go. What Do I Need to Do? Make sure you register on Facebook here so they know you are coming. Then mark your calendar for Saturday, March 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m. pacific time. The event is at Trader Vic’s close to the convention center. Oh and there will be appetizers too.

For me, the Tweet Up is a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones. I get to meet lots of people I see on Twitter and interact with on a daily basis.

The theme this year is a Tiki Tweet Up so you know it’s going to be fun!

Hope to see you there!

Steven W. Anderson

@web20classroom

ASCD emerging leader c/o 2012