[Update: Location Change] #iSOTU: 2015 State of the Union Watch Event and Tweet-Up
Ed. Note: The live event will now take place at GVH Live’s studio in Arlington, Va. If you are in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, we encourage you to attend. The address is 1400 Key Blvd, Level A, Event Studio, Arlington, VA 22203. For more information, please visit our Eventbrite page.
2015 State of the Union Watch Event & Tweet-Up
Tuesday, January 20th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern
As President Obama prepares to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address next Tuesday, we are excited to announce that AASCU’s American Democracy Project will be continuing our tradition of engaging our students in a non-partisan discussion regarding the state of our democracy. This year, in addition to a Tweet-up discussion, we will be live-streaming a student and Millennial-focused viewing event accessible from anywhere in the country.
We’ve teamed up with iCitizen and GVH Live as well as our friends at The Democracy Commitment and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education to produce an interactive forum for Millennials hosted at GVH Live’s studio in Arlington, Va.; it will include full coverage of both the State of the Union and the Republican response. Illinois State University’s Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC) will provide analysis of our Twitter stream as well as of public conversations from social media outlets, popular discussion forums, and major blogs.
Live-Stream: Available for free on GVHLive.com, this coverage will include (in addition to the speech itself) podcasts, panel discussions by field experts and college students from ADP/TDC and NASPA campuses, live interviews by GVH correspondents, and real-time polling of thousands of participants provided by iCitizen through its interactive mobile app.
Tweet-up: Throughout the event we will be participating in a social media conversation using the hashtag #iSOTU. To enhance engagement, please tweet at us using this hashtag.
If you are a student in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland region and would like to attend our screening in-person please visit our Eventbrite page here to receive your free ticket.
What: ADP State of the Union Watch Event and Tweet-up
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Eastern
- Watch/Stream: Host a watch event on campus and live-stream the feed here. Please let me know if you’ll be hosting a watch event.
- Tweet: On Twitter use the hashtag #iSOTU and follow: @ADPaascu, @TDCNational, @ISUSOC_SMACC, @iCitizen, @GVHLive and @NASPAtweets. Note: It only takes a few minutes for most students to learn to use Twitter, and they can create an account at https://twitter.com.