Every NAFSA Conference I look forward to the NAFSA Tweet Ups. Usually because it is a space where I can meet and mingle with the people I tweet with all year. As some of you know you can go years without meeting some of the people who you have tweeted with and there may be some tweeps I never meet.
This year at the NAFSA Tweet Ups that will still exist but I have finally found a band of fellow social media nerds that have been willing to help me make this event into what I have wanted it to become - an interactive and engaging space for all social media nerds!
Now, not only will I get to meet my fellow tweeps, but we are having the first ever #TweetIEs, or Twitter Awards for International Education. This has been so much fun to put together. I must say my fellow tweeps are most generous and we have been able to gather more than twenty different prizes and most likely a prize for everyone who will be attending the final Tweet Up. More prizes keep getting sent to my office every day. No joke - I am going to have to take a separate suitcase for all the prizes people have donated. Thank goodness for Southwest baggage allowances!
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our great sponsors for donating prizes.
The first Tweet Up on Tuesday will feature the "Best Social Media T-shirt Contest". I highly recommend you start searching the web and getting yours today.
At the first Tweet Up we will announce the official opening of the #TweetIEs. There are several categories people can be considered for these awards. However, a few ground rules. You must use the #NAFSA13 hashtag in your post to be considered. Also, only posts after the official opening of the #TweetIEs on Tuesday will be considered. So save all your good stuff until then.
The categories are:
If you have any questions Tweet Me @mandysmashups.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
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