Bridging and Sharing
Ideas at the Conference
The overarching theme of this
conference is "bridging"- not just regions- but ideas and
strategies. At the conference we will be using some exciting
online tools to provide additional platforms for
participants to build these bridges. Through Twitter and
ScribbleLive we hope to connect participants and track
emerging themes from talks and discussions. Our goal is
to promote sharing, learning and interaction not only for
conference attendees, but also for those who are interested
in following along in other parts of the world.
Twitter provides an
easy way to send comments from your phone on computer.
ScribbleLive allows you to post more in-depth comments. We
will also have notecards available during conference plenary
sessions for those who would like to simply write down
comments or questions.
Please take a minute to
learn how you can use these tools to post your own comments,
questions, and links. We will have help desks at the
conference to assist you in get started. We will have a
data collection team reading your posts and tracking themes
and questions as they emerge. Comments, questions and
emerging discussion topics will be posted via computer
monitors throughout the conference. In addition to fostering
dialogue among participants, your comments and questions
will help inform the small group discussion session on day 2
of the conference.
Instructions on using
Twitter, ScribbleLive, and Notecards
is an online micro-blogging site where you can post short
comments and questions related to the conference. Other
participants will see your posts and can respond to them.
Our hashtag for the conference is #UFBCD
Create an account.
Homepage type short messages about the conference.
Make sure to include #UFBCD in your post.
To read others’
posts about the conference type #UFBCD in the search box
on the right side of the
For answers to
frequently asked questions about Twitter visit
Twitter's Help Site.
For a comprehensive introduction to
Conference participants have already started tweeting about
the conference. Search #UFBCD to see what they’re saying.
Scribblelive is a live blogging tool
that you can use to post more in-depth comments and longer
links. You can access this page here on the conference
website or send and view posts here:
comments for ScribbleLive can also be e-mailed to
You do not need to create an account, simply click “make a
comment” and begin your post. A site moderator must approve
your post before it goes public.
* Note: This site offers the feature of translating all
content into Portuguese or Spanish.
Not a fan of high-tech posting? We’ll have notecards
available at the conference for you to write down your
comments and questions. Our data team will post these
online—allowing you to contribute to the emerging
Jeff Hoelle and John Fort
Data Team Leaders
Questions? Email: Jeff Hoelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or John Fort (email@example.com)