On May 11th, Becky Roberts and I will present "Tweet Jams: Facilitated Social Media or Chaos?" at the International Association of Facilitators North America (IAFNA) Conference 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
We will explore how to apply the concepts of facilitation to Twitter, as we teach how to facilitate a Tweet Jam / Tweet Chat, from 9:00 to 10:30 Atlantic Time.
Join us using the hashtag #IAFNAjam, or join our non-conference facilitation discussions using #facilichat. We will be tweeting out more information shortly.
Tweetchat at the International association of Facilitators North America Conference (IAFNAConf2012). Use hashtag #facilichat.
Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Eastern Time (9:00 AM to 10:30 Atlantic Time)
Led by: Dorothy Firsching and Becky Roberts
The in-person session will be live tweeted and will introduce Twitter, tweetchats/tweetjams and tools, and will evolve to a Tweet Chat / Tweetjam that will discuss facilitation of Tweet Chats / Tweetjams.
The main questions will include:
- What types of tweetjams / tweetchats have you participated in or facilitated?
- When is a Tweetjam or Tweetchat a great technique in your facilitation practice?
- What tools and techniques work well for tweetjam facilitation?
- What works well to record and present tweetjam results?
The results of the tweetjam will be posted and made available to participants.
All are welcome to participate via Twitter in addition to those participating at the conference. For more information, follow @dbfirsching and @beckylroberts!
Virtual attendance at the IAFNA 2012 conference is also available via Adobe Connect, for a fee.
The presentation from IAFNA 2012 on Facilitating Tweetjams is available below. We are planning more tweet chats so check back here or search for #facilichat on Twitter.
After trying out a variety of tools, my finger seems to gravitate to HootSuite on my Droid. Its interface is just simple and clean. I can flip between my home feed, lists, etc., and easily use it to post, retweet, and so on. It works well as a web app on the desktop, too!
That said, I've not explored the Pro version or spent any money. For what I do, the free version seems to be sufficient.