Now in its fourth year, the Social Media Lounge, sponsored by Aramark, continues to offer activities and sessions dedicated to conference-goers who are interested in expanding their social media literacy and enhancing their professional learning through social networking.
The Social Media Lounge is led by superintendents from across the country who are using Twitter, Facebook and Voxer (just to name a few tools) to stay connected, not just to their school districts but also to other education leaders to share ideas, network and learn from one another.
Within the Social Media Lounge, which is located inside the NCE Marketplace (or exhibit hall), attendees can look forward to mini-sessions covering “Changing Your District’s Narrative: The Culture of Sharing” and other relevant topics. The lounge this year will host Thought Leaders Meredith O’Connor, radio hit songstress and United Nations celebrity youth leader, and Jaime Casap, education evangelist with Google. (See conference program book for Social Media Lounge schedule.)
Before the conference officially kicks off, attendees are invited to stop by a Social Media Lounge reception at the Omni Hotel in Cumberland 3 on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., which is sponsored by Discovery Education
A focus group session, sponsored by Millennium Enterprise, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7-8 a.m. in Cumberland 1 at the Omni., where AASA leadership and social media experts will meet to share their reflections from the conference, including how we can continue to improve the Social Media Lounge in the future. A light breakfast will be served.
In addition to the social media sessions going on in Nashville, attendees can comment on the conference Twitter feed at #NCE18 and join the official National Conference on Education Facebook Group for sharing photos and videos, join discussions and discover what colleagues are doing at the conference. To coincide with AASA’s Love Public Education campaign, attendees also can use #LovePublicEducation in their posts (where applicable) during the conference as well.
(Deanna Atkins is AASA’s digital content manager.)