NEW ORLEANS – The 34th annual AAN Convention is finally here and in full effect. Of course, this being New Orleans, so is the weather.
Welcome #AAN2011 attendees! Has it really been 10 years? You look great! It’s not normally this hot. <– #lie
Though muggy and uncomfortable, the heat was met with mostly good humor from attendees.
OMG, it’s so humid in New Orleans, I think I might need gills to breathe. #californiaboy #aan2011
I’m meeeeellllting! #NewOrleans #10am #AAN2011
Thankfully, Heron was well enough to deliver a well-attended and much enjoyed session on social media.
Dave Olsen of HootSuite provided another presentation on using social media. He related it in terms most journalists found useful.
This. From @daveohoots: Social media not new, not replacement for trad media. Telegrams, DiY zines predecessors #aan2011
Twitter is like digital cb radio network (Dave Olson) hootsuite #aan2011
Because sessions were so informative and enjoyable, picking which to attend seemed to be hard choice, but it was actually win-win either way.
If you’re not @ the @SND design presentation, you’re missing something! Or your hearing about the census, which is prob. fun, too. #AAN2011
Along with fun and learning, attendees also found inspiration in the sessions.
My first AAN convention and already have a flood of media ideas. #thisisgood #aan2011
Here’s to tomorrow being even more insightful—and cooler.
For convention updates, follow the #AAN2011 hashtag on Twitter and track us on coveritlive.com.