Workshop 4/23: Effective Use of Social Media

The NIDRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research will host an interactive workshop barriers and supports for research use with a focus on effective use of social media, April 23rd from 1 to 4pm in Alexandria, VA. The workshop is designed for grantees of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and NIDRR/RSA staff members; however, if room is available, others may participate. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited to 25 participants.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 – 4:30 PM

WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

WHY: The workshop presents ideas and strategies for using social media to reach audiences interested in the employment of people with disabilities. Barriers and how to address them are also discussed.

Register Online: http://survey.sedl.org/efm/wsb.dll/s/1g190

FORMAT: This interactive workshop will present ideas about the use of social media for a variety of audiences, how to measure its effectiveness, strategies for creating accessible social media tools, and experiences of grantees from other agencies in the use of social media. KTER Center staff will share findings from our research with consumers and other stakeholders on their use of social media, and plans to measure the effectiveness of social media as a knowledge translation strategy. Participants should bring their ideas, problems, and any questions about using social media to reach consumers and other audiences. KTER staff will work with participants to address these issues and to initiate technical assistance plans to resolve their concerns.

Questions? Please contact tracy.bauman@sedl.org or call 800-266-1832.

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