Get Social @ the 2013 #PresConf

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Preservation Leadership Forum Staff 1 Comment

#presconf National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis
The 2013 National Preservation Conference is one week away and whether or not you are able to join us in Indianapolis (online registration ends October 24) we want to make sure you know all the ways you can listen in and share your thoughts on this year’s events in Indianapolis.


Remember: If you use the #PresConf hashtag on Twitter and Instagram you’ll see your name in lights on the conversation wall display in the registration area.

Tweetup @ #PresConf

The annual Tweetup at the National Preservation Conference will take place after the opening plenary at the Athenaeum (site of the opening reception), upstairs by the maroon banquette at 7:15 p.m. Take the elevator to get to the second floor.

Live Streaming @ #PresConf

Attendees and non-attendees will have the opportunity to see the opening plenary via UStream. The opening plenary (with keynote speaker Henry Glassie) takes place on Wednesday, October 30, from 5 to 7 EDT. Go to to watch the action live from Indianapolis.

Social Media Training @ #PresConf

Whether you are one of those people who thinks tweets are for the birds or are just the opposite and can’t imagine life without your iPhone, the social media “genius bar,” staffed by the National Trust social media team, is for you. Plan to stop by the genius bar at the Preservation Leadership Forum booth in the conference exhibit hall for one-on-one training or to get your questions answered. Our social media trainers will be available 11am-2pm on Thursday, October 31, and Friday, November 1, from 11am-2pm, and 4:30-5:30pm.

To learn more about how preservationists have used social media to save places here are two sessions to check out:

Thursday, October 31
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
New Media, New Audiences: Case Studies in Social Media
Crowne Plaza, Grand Central CD

Social media? If your organization doesn’t have a plan in place, then now’s the time. And even if you do, it’s probably time to update it. At this interactive session learn more about your potential audiences, the best way to reach them, and how to tailor your message. By looking at actual examples, you will gain an understanding of the various social media platforms and begin developing your own social media plan.

Kaitlin O’Shea, Preservation in Pink; Meagan Baco, Preservation Action; Michelle Kimball, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans; Kayla Jonas, Archaeological Research Associates, Julia Rocchi, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Dana Saylor, Buffalo’s Young Preservationists

Friday, November 1
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Pixels + People: How You Can Create Integrated Campaigns to Save Places
Crowne Plaza, Edison South

This interactive session gets all participants planning fully integrated call-to-action campaigns. Brainstorm around a real-life scenario, learn about a successful National Trust integrated campaign, and enjoy ample Q&A time. Learn how online and offline tools can—and should—work together.

Julia Rocchi, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Sarah Heffern, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Alison Hinchman, National Trust for Historic Preservation

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    October 25, 2013

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