By Ingrid Stabb
Human Resources professionals are becoming increasingly active over social channels and sharing best practices in meetings both in person and meeting virtually. The concept of the ?Tweet-up? has been around for over 5 years. I remember attending early ones put on by social media marketers and Gen-Y event organizers at big conferences. Now HR & Learning professionals are fully on the bandwagon and have their own style of Tweet-ups.
So is a Tweet-up just on Twitter or is it a real meet-up?
It is both a virtual meeting and an in-person get-together. The bricks-and-mortar component is typically an informal get-together at a bar?not far from conference grounds. Here people can meet in a more informal setting than some of the stiffer conference sessions during the day. It offers an opportunity to talk 1:1 with one of the conference luminaries or to network with fellow professionals. These events are typically hosted by an association or a vendor to get their name out to the audience, and it includes drinks and appetizers. At the same time there is often a virtual component, especially for folks around the world that are not able to attend, but still want to participate in the conversation. The best ones I have seen include a moderator or speaker Q&A over twitter, and dialog flies on a set hash tag every few seconds. Active conversations can also pop up on the Tweet-up hash tag that are completely organic without an appointed moderator seeding the conversation. Typically people discuss thought leadership topics or controversial subjects in the industry that foster a healthy debate.
On February 5th from 7pm to 8:30pm Linked:HR, the largest group on LinkedIn, and Oracle's Profit Magazine, are hosting a Tweet-up for HR and Learning professionals at TAO in Las Vegas. Join us virtually or in-person! #HCMWorld