One of our attendees Samuel Chen wrote a blog post reflecting on his experience at TEDxSFU, highlighting what he learned from the different speakers and the effectiveness of joining the conversation on Twitter. Click the link above to read his thoughts.
“I am still new to the world of tweeting but found my foray into this digital participation rewarding for additional ideas from audience reactions and thoughts. There was also something rewarding feeling that I was representing and contributing to a broader group of learners in those that followed me or are part of my learning community.
Something surprising is that there was significantly more participation in the twitter forum (#tedxsfu) whenever there was a live speaker compared to during the videos that we watched. At a quick glance, there are about 15-18 twitter posts per presentation (about 1 a minute), while only about 5-10 for the video views. This has led me to wonder whether there is something about a shared live experience that increases participation.”