American Conservation Film Festival, November 1-4, 2012: Students in my “Social Media for Social Change” class in the Department of Communication at Shepherd University worked to promote the American Conservation Film Festival’s 10th anniversary through social media. Students published and promoted a blog on conservation and the environment, ran the @ACFF2012 Twitter account. At the event, students ran booths promoting a “Tweet Your Review” Twitter campaign.
International Information Programs, United States Department of State – Spring 2012, Spring 2013: At the invitation of the US State Dept IIP, on 2 separate occasions I delivered videoconference presentations and Q&A on the role of social media in democracy to students at University of Economics in Bratislavia via the U.S. Embassy of Slovakia and to students via the embassy of Warsaw, Poland
Google Online Marketing Challenge, Spring 2012: This is an international competition run by Google using their Adwords marketing product. Teams at universities are given $250 to use in a search engine marketing campaign. I’m the faculty representative for a team of UVU students. Our team worked with the OEP Foundation, a non-profit organization based out of Southern California, to increase awareness of vision therapy.
#UVUSOCIAL, Fall 2011: I planned and put on this engaged learning experience in tandem with the UVU PRSSA. #UVUSOCIAL was a social media speaker event at Utah Valley University featuring Cory Edwards of Dell Computers. During the Fall 2011 semester students in my Comm 350R Social Media class were responsible for all of the social media promotion and live coverage (through live blogging and video streaming) for #UVUSOCIAL.
Co-moderator, 2010-2011 #UTalk: a weekly Twitter chat focusing on social media issues relevant to the people of Utah. #Utalk provided opportunities for both social media newbies and evangelists to learn, share, and network. #UTalk is not being hosted at this time.