Conference added delegates through social media interaction

The technology in education conference JISC 2011 created its first hybrid event to engage delegates who couldn’t make it to the event in Liverpool this March.

Media webcasting provider Sonic Foundry teamed up with Saville Audio Visual to stream the conference to 300 delegates. There was also a Twitter feed included that hosted over 1,000 Tweets before, during and after the event.

“The streamed presentations gave online participants the opportunity to ask questions, take part in online polls and contribute to the sessions,” said JISC director of communications and marketing, Robert Haymon-Collins. “It is our aim that future events will be delivered through multimedia channels so that as many people as possible have the chance to be involved.”

A further 600 delegates attended the conference at the BT Convention Centre, which aims to bring technology expertise and knowledge to academics, library professionals, policy makers and IT experts from educational institutions in the UK and internationally.

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