#IBMConnect – The Social Scene
Colleen Burns 120000C4RP firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  ibmchampions ibmconnect social_cafe ibm_connect
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While I am certain those close to me are tired of hearing about the cool activities we have planned at IBM Connect, I can’t help but be genuinely excited.
This year’s conference brings together three events – IBM Connect, Lotusphere and Kenexa World Conference under one umbrella. Some might say that is a challenge – but honestly, in true IBM spirit, it has provided many new opportunities. And it has infused a new energy behind the scenes.
Take a look at what’s new:
The team has really focused on using our social channels as a primary vehicle for making announcements. Honestly, most of you learned about the speaker lineup at the same time many of our speakers did. More than one person was awoken and surprised by a congratulatory Tweet!
Team Social – our group of volunteer social evangelists - is bringing an element of social fun and gamification to the conference. For starters we have avid gamer, social media guru and host Veronica Belmont joining us in the social café. She’ll provide morning updates on #IBMConnect – The Game, and share tips on how attendees can make it on the game leader board. (Stay tuned to learn more about #IBMConnect – The Game on this blog next week.)
We also have author, enthusiast and artist in LEGO bricks, Warren Elsmore joining us in the Social Café – leading some team building competitions and putting a new twist on caricatures. (It’s sure to make your kids back home jealous!)
We are also bringing back Social Buzz chats in the Social Café. These are 30 minute informal discussions that give you a chance to dive into discussions with leading authors and influencers at the event.
A few of the events you can look forward to:
Social Cafe Welcome Party
#ICTweetUp: Meet the people behind the Twitter handles!
Monday 4:30-6pm -- Dolphin Suite 10-110
#IBMChamp MeetUp: Meet the #IBMChamps
Monday, 6 – 7pm – Social Café
#SmarterWorkforce MeetUp: Hosted by William Tincup
Monday 7 - 8pm, Social Café
#CMAD Luncheon: Community Manager Appreciation Day
Monday 12 – 1p, Follow #CMAD #IBMConnect for more details
Social Buzz Chats
Monday – Wednesday 11am – 3pm, Social Cafe (Schedule posted next week)
If you aren’t able to join us in Orlando – you won’t be left out of the action. Next week, IBM Champion, Femke Goedhart will share her social survival kit for staying connected!
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Use hashtags: #IBMConnect, #ICTweetUp, #IBMChamp #CMAD
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And you can always find me on Twitter @Colleeni.