Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ABA SIL Fall Conference 2015: How the IHRC is Using Social Media Apps to Reach Broader Audience

The ABA Section of International Fall Conference in Montréal, Canada is currently underway. Our committee is sponsoring a two-part panel discussion, When Failing Governments. We're also trying something new this year in an effort to include anyone unable to make the trip to Canada. IHRC Co-Chair Tammie Long-Smith is going to broadcast portions of our committee's panel discussion in real-time using two popular social media apps: Periscope and Twitter.

Continue reading to learn how you can stream and participate in the IHRC’s Panel Discussion from the comfort of your office or home using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

When Failing Governments Fail, Part 1: Human Rights and Rule of Consequences
Friday, October 23 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

When Failing Governments Fail, Part 2: Tools for Legal and Business Professionals
Friday, October 23 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

1. Download or sign into the Periscope App (iTune Store | Android Store)
2. Sign-in or Setup a Twitter Account
3. Follow Co-Chair Tammie Long-Smith on Twitter @tammielongmedia
4. Skim one of the guides below to learn how use and watch Periscope on Twitter

Note - Periscope is now available in the Android store. The link is embedded above (see #1).

Those who sign-up correctly should receive a notification when Tammie starts to broadcast and you can join the panel discussion in real-time.

Keep in mind that this is our first time trying this and there may be technical difficulties. Be patient and be respectful if asking a question or making a comment.

Should you need to reach Co-Chair Tammie Long-Smith you can send her a direct message via Twitter (@tammielongmedia) or send her an email at


*Attendees: Don't forget to download Section’s app and use the Twitter hashtag ‪#‎ABASILMontreal‬ Fall Meeting to stay updated during conference.

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