HigherEd BlogCon :: Day Two is New Media in Alumni Relations

HEBC More interesting presentations today from student affairs professionals. Yesterday’s posts spurred some comments showing the excitement about social media in higher education. See Joseph Diorio’s comment to the right.

Joseph Diorio said yesterday, “I think your presentation is excellent! I have been arguing for a blog at our school for years. Your presentation confronts the “roadblocks” opponents to blogs point out, and shows how to get around them. Any chance I can get a copy of this presentation to share with our senior staff?”

So, what will today bring? Check out these posts and please post about HigherEd BlogCon to help us share these ideas with communicators everywhere. The ideas, I believe, may transcend their usage in higher education and be applicable in many business practices, too.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006: New Media in Alumni Relations

SPECIAL EVENT: Chat with the presenters, live at 4:30 EDT.

Alumni E-Networks: Using Technology to Engage Alumni and Constituents

HigherEdBlogCon 2006Holly Peterson
Tristan Roberts
World Learning, including The Experiment in International Living and The School for International Training

Here is a podcast interview with Holly and Tristan recorded awhile back. It will provide some background into their work, too.

Podcast with Holly and TristanOnline Networks: A New Tool for Alumni Relations – How Third-Party Social and Business Networking Sites Can Benefit Alumni Communities

Andrew Shaindlin
Elizabeth Allen
California Institute of Technology

Social Networking: What Is It and Where Does It Fit in the Alumni World?

Abe Geiger
Affinity Engines

Katie Seay
University of Florida Alumni Association