As a Coastie, I have traveled the States for the past 20 years going from coast to coast and one amazing adventure to another.
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Edelman Digital Bootcamp

One of my classes this semester is Public Relations Campaigns. Our campaign assignment was to plan and host the first Edelman Digital Bootcamp to provide students and educators hands-on skills and training about the professional use of new media. What a tall order and amazing challenge!

With only 46 days to plan every detail of the event, the team of 13 students has been working hard. From conducting initial research on student knowledge and use of social media tools to the creation of a program and agenda to target those needs and from the development of an
event Web site to publicizing the event to Southeastern college and university public relations departments and clubs, we have been moving at what feels like the speed of light.

I am very proud to say that it has all come together. The event is sold out and the students and educators are on their way into town. Tomorrow is the big day and I am ready to see all our hard work pay off.

As the assigned Team Leader, I could not have done any of it without the talents and energy of the other 12 members of my team. For more information about the team, check out this blog post.

2 comments:

ProfEnglish said...

I'm sure it's going to be awesome! You're a great leader.

Anonymous said...

Having worked with Connie here in Portland, Maine on the annual MS Harborfest weekend (a four-day charitable event for the benefit of the Maine Chapter of the Nat'l MS Society involving a sailboat regatta, a powerboat poker run, a tugboat muster and race, a shoreside festival, and a charity auction), I can't imagine the Edelman Digital Bootcamp being anything other than a spectacular success!

Connie's one of those amazing people who seem to tackle Herculean projects and then dispatch them with efficiency, professionalism, and grace...all the while, having a screaming good time.

Who do I see about having her re-assigned to Portland once she finishes in Georgia? :)

Ted Hugger, President
Hugger Event Management