Conference by the dashboard lights

With so many conference-goers using Twitter to stream their reactions to conference keynotes, workshops and presentations, Chris Brogan‘s suggestion to create a web-enabled dashboard customized to your conference experience. Riffing off Christopher Penn’s idea for creating a social media dashboard, Brogan applies the concept to a conference. Using an interface like iGoogle or NetVibes, creating this type of info-tool would be a pretty simple task. Add in some feeds and there you have it.

Here’s what Brogan’s conference dashboard looks like.

Who knows? Maybe you could even create a dashboard for virtual conferences, like the upcoming PR School 2.0, at which [gratuitous flogging] I’ll be co-presenting [/gratuitous flogging]. This type of dashboard could also work to virtually follow events you aren’t able to attend in person.

While we’re on the subject of conferences, check out Brogan’s sage advice for people who attend conferences.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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