Tuesday, June 8
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm (eastern)

Originating from the 2010 Penn State Web Conference

HashTag  #hesmlaw

Come join me at this virtual summit as we explore the legal ramifications of the use of social media in higher education. It is important for social media practitioners to fully understand the legal ramifications for both themselves and their institutions. Social media is a whole new paradigm and current federal law, state law and university policy is painfully outdated. This workshop will explore these issues and help participants develop social media policies that protect both employees and the institution without undue restrictions.

The format will be much different than a typical workshop. Following the principles of an unconference, we will leverage the wisdom of the crowd in an open environment where everyone’s participation is encouraged.

In addition to those attending in person  we will be using ustream to stream the event live and allow our virtual attendees to participate in the proceedings.  The URL for the summit is http://www.ustream.tv/user/PSUWebConf. For those of you who want to participate on Twitter, delicious, Flickr, etc., the hashtag for the event is #hesmlaw

Discussion topics will be chosen by participants.  To facilitate conversation both before and after the summit, I have added an instance for the Social Media Summit at the Harvard’s Live Question Tool:


Please submit your questions and vote and reply to existing questions. I plan on using the information gathered to drive our live discussion on June 8.

I would like to extend a special thanks to Patti Fantaske and the other conference organizers at Penn State for allowing me to continue to push the envelope.  Last year we had almost 350 virtual participants in the first social media summit and I am hoping for the same this year.

I look forward to an interesting afternoon.  Hope to see you there.