10 ways to make the most out of networking at IBM InterConnect
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  interconnect online networking social-media ibm ibminterconnect social
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You may have noticed by now that the very point of IBM InterConnect 2012 is to CONNECT. This is no secret. The conference title itself may have given it away. While it's always great to watch an event broadcasted through video. This is no match for actually attending the event in person and making old-fashioned face-to-face connections.
At InterConnect 2012, networking is built right into the conference through the exchange sessions, 1 on 1 meet ups with IBM executives, meet the experts in the Solution Center, and SmartSite peer connections.
While at the conference, I also highly encourage you to visit the Social Media Lounge. Below are the top 10 ways to make the most out of networking at IBM InterConnect while in the Solution Center.
Face-to-face opportunities to connect
1. Recharge your mobile devices in a safe and secure locker
Use our charging lockers for free. You can safely recharge your phone, laptop, or tablet while you attend a session or walk around the Solution Expo.
2. Meet up with colleagues near the coffee bar
Find ample seating for impromptu networking near the coffee bar.
3. Participate in hot topic debates and tweetups with the experts
Hear experts discuss debate topics popular in the industry (for example, BYOD: what are the pros and cons in a Mobile Enterprise?)
Join a Tweetup during the conference receptions to meet others you see on Twitter: http://ibm.co/PFXSpq
Connect with some of these experts online: http://ibm.co/Ssxq2A
4. Hear what others are saying about the conference
Visit the Livestream studio stage to watch live interviews with conference attendees
Find replays of expo stage interviews: bit.ly/TEnnuL
5. Participate in a video interview
Share your experiences at the conference on YouTube.
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6. Hear and be heard. Tweeting.
Use #ibminterconnect in your tweet to appear on displays around the conference
Ask us a question on Twitter. Send a message to @ibminterconnect
7. Read and write. Blogging.
Read daily conference highlights on the InterConnect blog: ibm.co/OuKuKf
Share your blog with the community by registering in our social aggregator: http://ibm.co/interconnectsocial
8. See and be seen. Photo and video posting.
Tag your photo with "ibm interconnect" on facebook.com/ibminterconnect
Share your photos on Flickr: flickr.com/groups/ibminterconnect
9. See it here and share it there. InterConnect is streaming live.
Tell your friends they can watch InterConnect live at ibm.com/interconnect
Find replays of sessions and expo stage interviews: bit.ly/TEnnuL
Find videos on display in the social media lounge: bit.ly/O66xV4
10. Find and be found. Checking in online.
Check-in on FourSquare to find your friends and share which locations are hot
Search for IBM InterConnect on FourSquare to network with others
Most of the links to the items above are located on the IBM InterConnect Connect page.