Tuesday, June 9, 2009
1:00 pm – 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Originating from the 2009 Penn State Web Conference

HashTag  #smsummit

Come join me at this virtual summit as we explore the challenges and opportunities of social media in higher education. 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 Adobe Connect to stream the event live and allow our virtual attendees to participate in the proceedings.  The URL for the summit is http://breeze.psu.edu/psuwebsms.

Update, June 8: You will need to create a “Friends of Penn State Account” and then login in order to participate.  Instructions are available from the main Social Media Summit page at https://breeze.psu.edu/psuwebsms

We will also be utilizing social media to create a backchannel to let people from across the globe participate virtually. For those of you who want to participate on Twitter, delicious, Flickr, etc., the hashtag for the event is #smsummit

Discussion topics will be chosen by participants.  To facilitate conversation both before and after the summit, I have created a group at the uwebd site (http://cuwebd.ning.com/group/socialmediasummit)

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 9.

I would like to extend a special thanks to Patti Fantaske and the other conference organizers at Penn State for allowing me to push the envelope.  I was also like to thank Mark Heckel and the technical support staff for the hard work that will go into making the summit available virtually.

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

(Comments for this post have been turned off.  The discussion will take place at http://cuwebd.ning.com/group/socialmediasummit)