AAN 2011 Convention Warms Up, Literally

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. <– #lieless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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 #aan2011less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Thankfully, Heron was well enough to deliver a well-attended and much enjoyed session on social media.

thanks @lheron for one of the most informative social media sessions AAN has offered. #AAN2011less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Awesome meeting @lheron in real life today! So many good ideas to try out… #aan2011less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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 #aan2011less than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

Twitter is like digital cb radio network (Dave Olson) hootsuite #aan2011less than a minute ago via Twittelator Favorite Retweet Reply

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. #AAN2011less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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 #aan2011less than a minute ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

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.

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