The first CAA Twitter Conference (#CAATCO) will be held on the 19th of March. It is first and foremost meant for those who cannot attend the CAA 2018 conference in Tübingen between the 19th and 23rd of March. The theme of the Twitter conference is New forms of communications in our digital futures.
The conference will be taking place on Twitter, so you don’t need to be anywhere, or travel, or even get out of bed if you cannot travel to Tübingen. This conference has been planned after the success of Public Archaeology Twitter Conference (see #patc web site).
Each ‘speaker’ will get a 15 minute slot allocated according to their subject matter and the time zone of the contributor. During this time, they can tweet between 6-15 tweets using the relevant hashtag about their paper.
Speakers can include any kind of media in their tweets, from images to GIFS (as long as they are suitable for a conference where there will inevitably be a global audience of different ages).
Ulla and Lorna will keep an eye on the tweets, timings and contributors, and hopefully keep it running smoothly. Questions and answers will be held after each paper if there is time to do so and if people are actually ‘live’ rather than scheduling tweets.
For guidelines on how you can actually ‘do’ the tweets for the papers, check the World Seabird Twitter Conference here for examples that actually work.
Plan drafting your tweets ahead of time in order to avoid issues during the event.
- Presentations have 15 minutes each and are allowed a maximum of 15 tweets (each tweet is 280 characters). Tweet one per minute or similar, which will then allow some time after the session for questions or comments – people may carry on commenting for days afterwards, so expect some traffic to your Twitter account after your paper is delivered
- Every tweet should be numbered and start with the hashtag #CAATCO (e.g., 1 #CAATCO). Please thread your tweets carefully i.e. try replying to yourself with each tweet, so that they are displayed together on Twitter.
- Your tweets should start with an introductory tweet
Links and pictures are encouraged!