Social Media at the ASHA Convention
With each passing year, social media becomes more engrained into communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professionals' communications mix. Much more than a way of telling the world what you ate for lunch, social media has become a key element in personal and professional networking for SLPs, audiologists, and CSD students. ASHA is pleased to offer many social media touchpoints prior to and during the ASHA Convention to help attendees engage with the community and bring virtual connections into real time.
Every time you post something to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) during Convention, be sure to use the hashtag #asha14!
Follow @ASHA_Events and #asha14 on Twitter to connect with fellow attendees, ASHA social media staff in Orlando, to receive important Convention updates, and to learn about various other social media activities taking place during the Convention.
Themed Hashtags for Convention
In keeping with our 2014 theme, "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery," each day will feature a special hashtag to use to show us your growing family in the professions. We will pick the best tweet each day and award a prize! Plus, all posters using the hashtags below will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit!
Thursday, November 20
#asha14roots – Show us a photo of you and a favorite friend or colleague at the Convention!
Friday, November 21
#asha14branches – Did you meet a new friend at the Convention? Identify a new resource during a session or in the Exhibit Hall? Tell us what you found!
Saturday, November 22
#asha14leaves – What have you learned at the convention and what are you bringing back to your practice? A new friendship? A new technique? New knowledge? Let us know!
Other Tweet Connections
#SLPeeps – Search for this hashtag to find fellow SLPs on Twitter.
#AudPeeps – Use this hashtag to chat with fellow audiologists on Twitter.
New to Twitter?
We have tips on The ASHA Leader Blog to get you get started; for more hands-on help, stop by the Community Lounge during Convention and ASHA staff members will help you to get set up on Twitter.
ASHAsphere offers another platform for members to share their experiences and engage in Convention-related discussions. If you're not already subscribed, be sure to sign up for ASHAsphere.
Facebook and Pinterest
We'll be posting updates and photos on ASHA's Facebook page and Pinterest page before and during Convention, and we look forward to attendees sharing theirs as well.