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 #asha15!
Twitter and Instagram
Follow @ASHA_Events on Twitter and @ashaweb on Instagram and use #asha15 to connect with fellow attendees, ASHA social media staff in Denver, 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 2015 theme, "Changing minds. Changing lives. Leading the way," each day will feature a special hashtag to use to show us how you are embracing change in your profession. We will pick the best tweet or Instagram each day and award a prize! Plus, all posters using the hashtags below will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit!
Thursday, November 12
#asha15ideas: Show us or tell us of a great idea you learned at one of the sessions!
Friday, November 13
#asha15trailblazers: Show or tell us who you've met or heard at convention that you consider a trailblazer for the professions!
Saturday, November 14
#asha15change: Tell us how you are going to be a change leader based on what you've learned or who you've met!
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.
@ASHAAdvocacy – Read tweets from ASHA’s government relations staff.
New to Twitter?
We have tips on The ASHA Leader Blog to get you get started. For more hands-on help in Denver, look for ASHA's social media manager at the ASHA Member Service Center in the Exhibit Hall where she will be giving quick tutorials to get you up and running!
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.