Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry- #SoMeT 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM - Friday, November 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM (CST)
The Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry will take place, November 9-11, 2011 in Tunica, Mississippi.
The second annual Symposium - referred to via the Twitter hash tag #SoMeT - will feature several tourism focused presentations and panel discussions on the impact of social media in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
The program will begin on Wednesday, November 9th at 1:30 pm, CST and continue with several sessions that afternoon. An offsite reception and "Tweet Up" will take place at the Tunica River Park at 7:00 pm that evening.
Thursday's program will feature general sessions, breakouts, and lunch. The day will conclude with another reception on the hotel property at 6:00 pm.
Friday includes morning sessions and then the symposium will end at noon.
A variety of topics and presenters have been assembled. The tentative schedule is below:
Day 1: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
1:30pm-2:30pm: “Welcome to #SoMeT 2011 at @TunicaMS”
6:00-6:30pm: Buses Depart to Reception location
7:00 pm-9:30pm: Opening Night Reception at The Hollywood Cafe
Day 2: Thursday, November 10, 2011
9:45am–10:45am: Break Outs (3):
12:15-12:45pm: Lunch Served
1:30pm-2:30pm: Forum Discussion Breakouts
3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Breakouts (3):
6:00pm-8:00pm: Pecha Kucha Night sponsored by TIG Global
Day 3: Friday, November 11, 2011
Regarding hotel and air transportation:
- To make a reservation over the phone, please call 800-946-4946 and use the group code: "S11SMT1"
- The airport with the most options is Memphis - MEM. We will have complimentary #SoMeT buses - courtesy of the Tunica CVB and its hospitality partners - with scheduled hotel runs to and from the airport throughout the symposium. We will be co-coordinating your flight times after you register and confirm your flight.
A special thank you to Think! Social Media, the symposium's title sponsor:
And, the Destination Marketing Association International, our symposium partner:
- Destination Management & Marketing Institute (DMMI) is also being held in Tunica, November 7-9, 2011, directly preceding #SoMeT:
Hosted by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), DMMI offers savvy destination marketing pros expert training across disciplines and builds knowledge of key specialty areas for marketing strategy and product development. Corbin Ball, an internationally recognized technology expert, is the opening keynote speaker at DMMI.