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Social Media Lounge Celebrates Five Years as Conference Destination for Veterans, Novices

A lot can change in five years, but social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have proved they have true staying power within the education community.

As superintendents know, the top of the organizational ladder sometimes can be a lonely, isolated position, but social media has played a critical role in bringing leaders together and keeping them connected through Twitter chats, live videos, LinkedIn and Facebook groups and much more.

For the last five years, AASA has worked closely with its online community of connected education leaders to bring the Social Media Lounge to AASA’s National Conference on Education. It’s become a conference destination for both social media veterans and novices to attend insightful sessions, experience hands-on training, learn and share tips and tricks, snap selfies and create relationships that will last far beyond the conference.

This year in Los Angeles, the Social Media Lounge, sponsored by Aramark, can be found in the Exhibit Hall. Stemming from the conference theme, “Effective Leadership Creates Success,” the lounge will highlight social media-savvy superintendents whose efforts have paved the way for others to follow. Make plans to see which colleagues are being recognized whenever the exhibit hall is open on Feb. 14 and 15. View the complete schedule of sessions and happenings at the Social Media Lounge here and see highlights from the past five years here.

We encourage all conference attendees to include #NCE19 in their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts and to join the official National Conference on Education Facebook Group to share photos and videos, participate in topical discussions and discover what colleagues are doing at the conference. To coincide with AASA’s Leaders Matter campaign, attendees should also plan to use #LeadersMatter in their posts (where applicable) during the conference as well.

With any questions regarding social media activities, contact Gayane Minasyan at or Deanna Atkins at

(Deanna Atkins is the digital content manager at AASA.)

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