Announcing the NAFSA 2013 #TweetIEs

NAFSA 2013 #TweetIEs


Are you getting ready to head to the NAFSA 2013 conference in St. Louis? Are you also a fan and/or avid user of social media? Then consider attending the #NAFSA13 TweetUps that will be happening at the conference!

These TweetUps will be kicking off on Tuesday, May 28, and conclude with the #TweetIEs TweetUp Awards on Friday, May 31. GoAbroad is thrilled to be co-hosting these TweetUps alongside Mandy’s Mashups, Academic Programs International, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and GoMedia.


What is a TweetUp?

A TweetUp is an event that brings together people who use Twitter, allowing them to connect and get to know each other in person. The TweetUps at NAFSA present a great chance to connect with other international educators who you may only know through social media, as well as learn and share more than you can with 140 characters at a time 😉

Even if you aren’t on Twitter, these TweetUps are also an opportunity to learn about the platform and how to utilize it. We encourage attendance from anyone interested in learning more!


Attend & Win Prizes!

Did we also mention that there is the chance to compete for prize giveaways when you attend the NAFSA 2013 TweetUps? Check out what the theme is for each TweetUp, and what you have the chance to win!

The First TweetUp – Best Social Media T-Shirt

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 @ 12:30 – 1:00PM CST

WHERE: America’s Center Washington Lobby West

The first TweetUp will kick off on Tuesday, May 28 with the chance to show off your best social media t-shirt. Don’t be afraid to let your inner social media nerd shine, as this is your chance to bring your ‘A’ game!

The hosts of the NAFSA 2013 TweetUps will determine the winners of the best t-shirts, and the winners will receive a surprise gift from one of the prize sponsors below!

  • Abroad101
  • Academic Programs International (API)
  • AIFS
  • CEA Study Abroad
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • CIS Abroad
  • Cultural Vistas
  • FundMyTravel
  • GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
  • Go Overseas
  • GoMedia
  • HootSuite
  • Mandy’s Mashups
  • Melibee Global
  • The PIE News
  • STA Travel
  • Study Abroad Store
  • Terra Dotta

Twitter Shirt

The Second TweetUp – The #TweetIEs Awards

WHEN: Friday, May 31 @ 10:30 – 11:00AM CST

WHERE: America’s Center Washington Lobby West

To wrap up the conference, the hosts of the NAFSA 2013 TweetUps are thrilled to bring you the #TweetIEs Awards! In addition to receiving a goodie bag for attending, the #TweetIEs Award winners will be presented. Winners will recieve a surprise gift from the sponsors mentioned above.

The categories which will be presented and awarded during the #TweetIEs include:

  • Best #NAFSA13 Tweet
  • Best Video or Vine
  • Most Creative #IamIE
  • Most Creative Exhibit Photo
  • Most Creative Session Photo
  • Most Creative Reception Photo
  • Wittiest Tweet
  • Best booth giveaway (Instagram photo)


To have your tweets considered for these categories, you can begin tweeting them during the first TweetUp on Tuesday.

Keep in mind that you MUST use the #NAFSA13 hashtag in your tweets to be considered for any of these award categories.

We hope to see you at the NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference & Expo, as well as at the TweetUps! If you have any questions about the NAFSA 2013 TweetUps, please contact Tiffany Harrison, by email: or Kayla Patterson, by email:

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