First “UN Social Media Day” to take place at UN Headquarters

UN Social Media Day bannerThe first “UN Social Media Day” will take place at UN Headquarters in Conference Room 3 on Friday 30 January 2015 from 9:00 EST. All are invited to join the conversation online by using the hashtag of the day: #SocialUN and watching the full day of panel discussions and briefings by high-profile speakers about the constantly changing social media landscape.

The event aims to provide participants with new knowledge and inspiration, as well as acting as a working guide to the exciting – and sometimes challenging – social media environment.

During three panel sessions, social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners, academics, and experts will share their experiences, discuss trends, showcase best-practices, and provide insights into their work.

The event will be opened by Maher Nasser, Acting Head of the Department of Public Information, followed by a keynote speech delivered by Adam Synder of Burson-Marsteller on the results of the latest “Twiplomacy” study.

The three panels will be:

  • “Tweeting from the Top: Ambassadors and Digital Diplomacy”
  • “Making the Most of Social Media Platforms,”
  • “Social Media Trends for 2015”

Three short talks will also take place showing how three different organisations have used the power of digital media to create online movements through strategic storytelling and community generated content.

All panels and sessions will be webcast live via UN Webcast and on the UN YouTube channel.

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