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April 22 2016

Five ways to make the most out of ECE 2016 using social media

Social media – particularly Twitter – can be a really useful tool to enhance your Congress experience.  Here are a few suggestions for how to use it successfully. Don’t forget the hashtag #ECE16

1. Introduce yourself!

Twitter is networking – but online. Colleagues active in your field may be on Twitter and it’s a great way to introduce yourself before you meet in person. Twitter could be the catalyst for your next big career opportunity.

2. Hear updates first

Despite months and years of planning, last minute changes to Congress sessions or logistics are inevitable. Twitter is where you’ll most likely hear about them first.

3. Get more value from your Congress sessions

Use Twitter to retrieve and share links to relevant papers or other documents that are referenced in presentations.

4. Don’t miss out

Parallel sessions allow for a packed Congress programme but increase the likelihood of missing something you would have otherwise attended. Depending on who’s Tweeting – you can get a strong sense of the salient points of the presentation (and audience reaction) in the room across the hall.

5. Give your feedback

Heard a great speaker? Have burning thoughts after sitting in a debate? Do you have a suggestion for what you’d like to see more of (or less of!) at the next Congress? Tweet what you like and what you don’t using the Congress hashtag and we can take it all on board to improve and make next year’s Congress even better.


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