Though we wish it could be otherwise, we realize that not everyone can attend next week's National Preservation Conference (NPC) in Nashville. And while nothing is quite the same as being there, we've decided to try to pack as much NPC goodness as we possibly can onto the Internet on our new "Virtual Attendee" site. Over the course of the conference 13 webcasts and more than 20 live session feeds, along with a selection of session handouts, will be available online.
Presenting the sessions is one thing, but capturing the vibe is another... and we're trying to do that via Twitter. We've corralled 15 of our best thumb-typists to cover as much of the conference as possible in 140 characters or less. Interested in food? Follow Caroline: @CFB_PresNation. Are parties more your scene? Then you want to follow Joelle: @JPS_PresNation. More interested in what's happening in the Exhibit Hall? Try Andrew: @AG_PresNation or Priya: @PC_PresNation. Jacquie (@JJ_PresNation) is going to be keeping up with the folks in the Diversity Scholarship Program. We've even gotten one of our crack legal team tweeting: follow Ross (@RB_PresNation) to see a lawyer try to keep it brief. All the tweeters (twitterers?) -- and their beats -- are listed on the Virtual Attendee page. Can't decide what sounds best? Get the whole shebang -- our tweets plus those of any other attendees tweeting along with us -- by keeping up with the #PresConf tag on Twitter.
Still not convinced? Watch this video:
See? How can you resist?
Anyway... Please, follow along (and participate!) on Twitter, keep an eye on the live streams, and watch the webcasts. Otherwise, I will have humiliated myself on YouTube for nothing.
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