Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tweetup ACR2012

The ACR 2012 Meeting in Washington is only weeks away and we should plan our tweetup. Lets plan for a Scientific Tweetup (and a Rescue Tweetup) as well as a Social Tweetup as we did in Berlin at the EULAR 2012.

I propose communication should be done on twitter with the hashtag #ACR2012, but already there are some posts using #ACR12 and #ACRTweet12.

There are the usual problems, which I believe shouldn't be too difficult to solve.

Date and time and Place:
Social Tweetup: @brianreid (Brian Reid) had suggested meeting at a place called "Busboys & Poets", time 5:00-6:30p on Sunday. That will be our main meeting. Here's a link to the place: busboysandpoets.com/about/5th-k

Brian  has created a "twtvite" event for the ACR2012 Tweetup:
When? Sunday, Nov 11 @ 5pm - 7pm (EST)
Where? Busboys & Poets 1025 5th Street NW - Washington, DC 20001

Thanks Brian for putting it up, it has the correct date.

I propose early during the meeting for the Scientific Tweetup and a Rescue Tweetup later; worked well at the EULAR meeting this year. The Rescue Tweetup is thought for people, who didn't make it to the to the Social Tweetup or Scientific Tweetup, to have a chance to meet at least some people from the twitter world, especially for those people that haven't met before in real life.
There should be ample room and it shouldn't be too complicated, meaning easy access for the ones who aren't looking for training opportunities to master the 5K Run. Please check: http://www.acrannualmeeting.org/MyAnnualMeeting

Here are some more informations and suggestions:
Plan of the Convention Center: http://www.dcconvention.com/content/FloorplansApr2011.aspx
Plan of the Exhibit Hall: http://www.mapyourshow.com/shows/index.cfm?show_id=acr12&userid=&lang=en&locale=en The best meeting point is in the Exhibit Hall, near the entrance to Poster Hall in between the Food Court and ACR Session Select Lounge / Internet Center (mind that there are two Internet Centers!)
I'll plan to be there on Sunday noon to 12:15 p.m. and also on Monday noon to 12:15 p.m.
You might like to have a look at the session tracker: http://www.rheumatology.org/education/annual/2012_Session_Tracker.pdf#toolbar=1 
Who's coming: Please complete the list by tweet or comment:

@aakeeld (Åke Elden), @Rheumatologe (Lothar M. Kirsch), @psufka (Paul Sufka), @brianreid (Brian Reid), @rawarrior (Kelly Young), @carvicab (Carlo V Caballero), @dsymons (Dana Symons), @SocialMediaShan (Shannon), @JohnDavis (Dr. John M. Davis), @NatRevRheumatol (Emma at NatRevRheumatol), @kitteybeth (Katie Beth).

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PS. Who remembers Casey Kasem's „And the countdown continues ...“?  - less than two weeks!



  1. I'll be there. it'll be great to catch up with all of you.

  2. Great new! Happy to hear, we're meeting again. I'll see that we'll fix the time at the congress center during the next days.

  3. Thank you, Lothar! Great job and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Plus new faces!
    The first actual ACR Tweetup was you and me and Katie Beth @kitteybeth in 2010! You can add her to this year's list as well.