Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RightOnline 2011: A Kansas Perspective (#RO11, #TheUndefeated)

I was fortunate enough to be among the almost two thousand attendees at this year's RightOnline Conference in Minneapolis, MN. It was a very productive weekend, filled with networking and putting faces with Twitter handles. I came away with a greater appreciation of our power as bloggers and social media users and am excited to continue our fight for conservative values.

Below, I've excerpted a few RightOnline 2011 posts, all of which originally appeared on my blog at http://calebhays.com.

"RightOnline is a conference dedicated to teaching conservative activists on how to use online technologies and how to purpose them to help move America forward. Of course, for people like me, Melissa Ward, Jayvie Canomo, Tabitha Hale, and Teresa Oelke, it’s a great place to meet the people with work with everyday on Twitter and other online avenues.

"In fact, I met Nansen Malin, a true #tcot Twitter superstar, in her Twitter breakout session. I kind of… hijacked the session, too. Oops… This tweet sent Nansen an @ reply and displayed on the giant screen in the front of the same room this happened in… The crowd started chuckling, and then I had to ‘fess up!"
-from RightOnline 2011 Opening Breakout Sessions (#RO11)

"Members of the NetRoots Nation Conference tried to crash RightOnline 2011. Hotel and AFP security had to push them back." [photos]
-from RightOnline 2011: NetRoots Comes to Visit (#RO11)

"Friday night at AFP Foundation’s RightOnline Conference, we were fortunate enough to be some of the first in the nation to screen the almost final version of 'The Undefeated: The Sarah Palin Documentary.'

"Over the next two hours and fifteen minutes or so, the six hundred or so in the room at RightOnline got a glimpse into Palin’s life through the eyes of some of her most trusted advisors. It wasn’t a film that maliciously dug into her life; it just showed us the world from the point of view of those who knew her before she was thrust onto the national stage, and this perspective really helped explain her recent actions. Moreover, it reintroduced the room of conservative activists to the Palin we once knew and strongly admired and showed us once again why we felt she was a true leader."

-from RightOnline 2011: Screening “The Undefeated” (#RO11 #TheUndefeated)

"Our favorite liberal online rag Huffington Post decided to carry one of my tweets (and one of fellow Kansan Beka Romm’s, too) as part of the back story for one of the weekend articles covering U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)."
-from RightOnline 2011: My Cameo in “Huffington Post” (#RO11)

For my RightOnline 2011 Wrap-up post, which includes photo highlights of the conference, please visit this link.

Click here to view all of my coverage of RightOnline 2011.

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