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The 7th annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop at Howard University drew participants and attendees from around the world. Topics on social media and culture spanned the gamut with topics on social media and the law, privacy for journalists, activists and professionals as well as gaming and Korean drama fans. Photos by Terry Marsh...

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News / June 24, 2017 Register for Social Media Conference

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Social Media Technology Conference

Register now to attend the seventh annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop at Howard University on October 5 and 6, 2017. Join us for two full days of panel discussions, paper presentations and workshops designed to enlighten attendees about n

ew scholarship, professional practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching social media. Our keynote speaker for the event on Thursday will be S. Mitra Kalita, vice president, CNN Digital Programming.

We explore the challenge of “cyber security, use of social media in public relations and tips for marketing your work as an academician.  This social media conference features speakers from news outlets and universities, including CNN, Crypto Harlem, Google, Bloomberg BNA — and more. It brings together an international roster of scholars, entrepreneurs and business people as well as other communications and social media professionals to discuss the impact of technology on communications.

 

Session topics include:

  •  Marketing Yourself as an Academician
  • Social Media Strategy on a Budget
  • Teaching social and mobile media
  • Emerging media research trends in Intellectual property
  • Adopting digital media literacy courses in the fake news era
  • Data modeling for disaster rehabilitation
  • Challenges in online commenting, with Anita Samuels, author of Rants and Retorts.
  • Social Media and Health
  • The Digital Divide
  • Future of Telemedicine
  • Algorithmic Bias in Social Media

The schedule and speaker line-up are available on our 2017 Conference Schedule page. Hands-on training opportunities will be offered on Google Tools, on building and promoting research and intellectual property. Over both days, you will explore topics such as algorithmic bias in social media, teaching digital literacy in the fake news era, protecting journalist and activists from prying eyes. Join us to explore these topics and more.

SMTCW has provided training and networking for digital journalism educators, practitioners, communicators and scholars since 2009. This year, we will focus on how journalists, communicators and educators are adapting to an era in which news can be distorted by social media and other digital technologies. Hosted by the Howard University, the 2017 conference is sponsored by the National Communication Association.

The 7th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop will take place from Oct. 5-6, in Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Building, 2201 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington.

Planned and organized by a consortium of top journalism and communications scholars and professionals, the Social Media Conference offers a diverse perspective for journalism and communications educators to connect with newsroom leaders and communications professionals to share knowledge and explore how new technologies are shaping society. The 2017 media conference runs all day Thursday and Friday

The conference includes breakfast and lunch both days.

Travel

See the Visiting Howard page on this site for instructions on booking a hotel. Then be sure to click the “Register” button above and register to attend the Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop

Research

The conference features presentations from scholars on research involving growing role of social media in communications, and more broadly, in society. It brings together an international roster of scholars, entrepreneurs, business people and other professionals to discuss the larger issues that arise from the impact of technology on communications.

 

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During the course of this conference, I acknowledge that I may have my voice, likeness and/or actions captured in photograph, video and/or audio recordings. As a condition of my attendance at this conference, I agree to irrevocably grant to the National Communication Association (“NCA”), its assigns, licensees and successors the right to video, photograph, publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, digitize, display, copyright, license, transfer, reproduce, translate, modify, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my image, likeness, voice, name and actions in audio and video recordings, photographs and materials prepared by and/or disseminated by NCA.

During the course of this conference, I acknowledge that I may have my voice, likeness and/or actions captured in photograph, video and/or audio recordings. As a condition of my attendance at this conference, I agree to irrevocably grant to the National Communication Association (“NCA”), its assigns, licensees and successors the right to video, photograph, publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, digitize, display, copyright, license, transfer, reproduce, translate, modify, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my image, likeness, voice, name and actions in audio and video recordings, photographs and materials prepared by and/or disseminated by NCA.