While I had to skip attending this year’s IABC World Conference that kicked off yesterday, it may be the year that best defines how how communication had turned a corner, with so many ways of covering an event.
Check this list of staff covering the event via Twitter.
Just a cursory search of the usual tools and you’ll find many ways to follow people and presentations, back-channel chatter, and some background to the events. Here are a few. I will update this as the conference proceeds.
Twitter, Of course. The Hash tag is IABC09. Goes without saying that almost everyone member at the conference is tweeting.
Flickr: images from Linda Johannesson and others
YouTube. Again the IABC09 tag brings up new content all the time. (Must watch: Hilarious ‘Grumpy Old Men’ series.)
- Real-time coverage: Within minutes of Best Buy’s Brian Dunn receiving the 2009 Excel Award, I was listening to a snippet of his speech, uploaded to AudioBoo, by Neville Hobson.
- Member participation. Linda Johanneson, traveled to San Fran on a scholarship. Instead of providing a conference report when she returns, she’s documenting it at a blog (Outathagate) as it happens!
- Podcasts from Bryan Person recorded in his iPhone: DailyBoo