We are now just a few weeks out from the start of DDW 2015 and our avid social media users are ramping up engagement online. Last year we measured record breaking success on Twitter — 1,238 total participants used the hashtag resulting in more than 16.7 million impressions — and our hope is to continue trending upwards. You can get involved with DDW social media in a variety of ways:

  • Look for meter board signs in the Registration Area and Grand Lobby of the convention center to get this year’s social media links (you can also view this online before you get to DC). The official hashtag to use is #DDW15.
  • DDW attendees will receive the 2015 social media brochure in their portfolio bags. Read this to learn more about different platforms, how to join the conversation using #DDW15 and much more.
  • Participate in this year’s Instagram contest. Winners will be chosen daily and receive a prize!
  • Join us at the DDW TweetUp, May 18 at 3:30-4 p.m. in the DDW Press Conference Room. Combined with the #DDW15 Revelations Twitter chat, you can discuss the most exciting and innovative research you’ve learned at the meeting and network with your “virtual” colleagues. RSVP today.

There’s lots of excitement for DDW 2015 to start; take a look at a few samples below! Pick up your Twitter pin, Instagram contest card and social media cookie at the DDW Tech Help Desk, located in the Grand Lobby of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Staff will be there to answer questions you may have regarding social media and other DDW platforms (ePosters, MyDDW).