This coming week, we have a number of activities that you can watch and participate in to share your knowledge and learn some new skills.
First up is the 12th Annual New Zealand Emergency Management Conference on February 26-27, 2013.
For those of you in the United States, remember New Zealand is 20 hours ahead of the West Coast (so do your math if you want to interact live)
Watch Twitter Hashtag #EMNZ for more information from this conference.
Next up, is the #SMARMIE Conference in New York on Thursday, February 28th.
The website for this conference is http://www.smarmie.com/index.html.
Besides having a genuinely memorable hashtag, this conference also has a lineup of excellent speakers including Patrick Meier (@patrickmeier), Jeff Phillips (@_jsphillips), Kim Stephens (@kim26stephens) and Wendy Harman (@wharman) of the American Red Cross.
While the conference is sold out, you can still obtain the link to watch it live.
The Twitter hashtag is #SMARMIE for this event.
On March 1-2, 2013, a statewide CERT Conference will be held in California with a theme of “Building Stronger Communities Together.”
During this conference, sponsored by California Volunteers, there will be a fun social media exercise.
To learn more about the exercise, click on this website link: http://certcat3.wordpress.com/cal-cert-social-media-scavenger-hunt/.
The Twitter hashtag is #CalCERT for this event.
And finally, there is an active survey about social media & emergency preparedness that you can help by filling out. This is research project being conducted by Kayla Grayson at the University of Colorado, Denver.
The link to the survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/socialmediapublicpreparedness.
Please fill this survey out by Friday, March 1st. It is short & sweet and will help advance research within our community.
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