This year’s convention promises more social media engagement than ever before at psychology’s premier meeting. But maybe you’ve already figured that out. You might have landed on this blog by clicking the icon on the dashboard of our convention app. (If you don’t have the app yet, it’s available for iOS, Android and Blackberry. It’s full of features that will help you navigate and enjoy the convention.)
Once you arrive, look for our first-ever tweetwall. There, you will be able to see what people are tweeting using the hashtag. (Please note: We will be moderating the wall to ensure that the tweets are indeed about our convention and that they follow our social media guidelines – including no political campaigning.)
In addition, we have enlisted about 125 psychology graduate students to tweet their experiences throughout the convention. They are using the #APA2014 hashtag – and sometimes identifying themselves as the APA Twitter Team. You’ll be able to spot members of the Twitter Team in person, too; they will be wearing purple #APA2014 ribbons on their convention badges.
Another new social media feature this year is the presence of four early career psychologists as official bloggers on this site. They are:
- Nicole Avena, PhD, a psychologist at the New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia University
- Cedar Riener, PhD, associate professor in the department of psychology at Randolph-Macon College
- David Songco, PsyD, postdoctoral clinician at New Insights LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and adjunct instructor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Erlanger Turner, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
These bloggers will capture their convention experience by writing about the sessions they attend or their networking experiences at social events and meetings.
So please follow along, join in the conversations and have a wonderful, social-media-filled convention.