2011 Info & Soc Networks Symposium (November 4, 2011)

ISN2011 Schedule
See ” Storification of 2011 Information & Social Networks Symposium at Dalhousie University #isn11 for a recap of the Social Media Lab’s 2nd annual Information and Social Network Symposium

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8:00 am -12:30 pm
Dalhousie University Faculty of Management, Rm.3089
6100 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Symposium Theme: Online Communities and Social Media: How companies and organizations can use social media to build communities of loyal clients and supporters

Symposium Schedule

Opening Remarks

08:00-08:30 Coffee Reception
(courtesy of Elsevier)

08:30-08:45      Welcome Address

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd,  Assistant Professor and Director – Social Media Lab, School of Information Management,  Dalhousie University

 

Session I: Social Media Research in Academia

08:45-09:05 Social discovery tools: If you build them, will your community come?

Dr. Louise Spiteri, Director and Associate Professor – School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

(See Abstract)

09:05-09:25 Social Media and Business: Hype or Hope?

Dr. Ramesh Venkat, Associate Professor of Marketing – Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

(See Abstract)

09:25-09:45 Postmedia’s use of Foursquare

Tim Currie, Assistant Professor of Journalism – School of Journalism, University of King’s College

(See Abstract)

09:45-10:00 Break – Social Media Lab Student Poster/Web-Application Presentations

Keynote Speaker

10:00-11:00 Peer Production: Networks, Crowds and Communities organizing

Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite, Director and Professor – School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

(See Abstract)

11:00-11:15 Break – Social Media Lab Student Poster/Web-Application Presentations

 

 

 Session II: Social Media Use in Business, Academia and Non-profits

11:15-12:15 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Colin Craig, Media Relations Manager, Marketing & Communications – Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Panelist: Dr. Tim Fedak, Director of Distributed Education and New Media – Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Panelist: Ryan McNutt, New Media Officer – Media Centre, Dalhousie University
Panelist: Anita Hovey, Head Twirp – Twirp Communications
Panelist: Kevin Dolan, Radian6 – Sales Engineer

Closing Remarks

12:15-12:30     Symposium Closing Address

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd (Assistant Professor and Director – Social Media Lab, School of Information Management,  Dalhousie University)
  • Philip Mai (Social Media Lab Research Manager)
  • Kathleen Staves (Dalhousie University, M.Sc. in Library & Information Science)
  • Melissa Goertzen (Dalhousie University, M.Sc. in Library & Information Science)