I had a great time speaking to delegates at the Student Leadership Conference about Social Media Policy on Saturday. The participants in my 2 workshops were predominantly local UBC students, but there was also 1 student who had traveled from the Kelowna UBC campus as well as representatives from Douglas College and even one high school student.

Thank you participants for your valuable contributions during the workshops and for your patience with me while I tested out a new workshop format!

I had challenged myself to use social media for all of the workshop materials: I used SlideShare, Posterous, Twitter, About.me and Facebook during the presentation. I set up a domain todaysworkshop.ca / todaysworkshop.com linking to the workshop materials and created a TodaysWorkshop Facebook page and @todaysworskhop at Twitter, which I will use in future workshops. All of the workshop materials are posted at todaysworkshop.com.

I also encouraged the participants to bring the discussion online to Twitter and tried to tweet the materials out as we covered them in the workshop. Most participants introduced themselves via Twitter using @todaysworkshop #UBCSLC during the session but we didn’t really use Twitter after that. If I try this format again, I think I will designate a moderator/tweeter to run the workshop online simultaneously.

Overall I was very impressed with the Conference organizers and the participants – it was a fun day. Each presenter was assigned to a volunteer and my volunteer Nicole was wonderful (thanks for your help!).