This is a course blog for the classes on digital government and social media in the public sector" class taught by Professor Ines Mergel at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The blog posts include comments and ideas from MPA, MAIR and EMPA students studying the use of new technologies in the public sector.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
2012 Election Night Watch Party
Professor Ines Mergel, with the help of MAXPAC (@SUMAXPAC) and the Maxwell graduate student community, is planning to host an unprecedented evening of political and policy discussion, along with constant updates on the status of the 2012 American Presidential Election as voting results are reported. The event will feature experts on presidential campaigning, especially related to social media, political rhetoric, and budgetary and economic policy. In addition to current Maxwell students, Syracuse's local media and many Maxwell alumni in the CNY region are expected to be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
WHEN/WHERE: The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, November 6th in Maxwell School's Strasser Commons, Second Floor, Eggers Hall.
WE NEED YOU!
The organizing committee needs help in two areas (the duties listed below are not exhaustive--there's always room for more ideas!):
The Publicity Subcommittee
Develop and implement a media campaign (i.e. flyer/button/sign design, social media, press releases) in partnership with the Programming Subcommittee for the Election Night Watch Party.
The Programming Subcommittee
Plan and coordinate logistics for the event (i.e. chairs, tables, stages, audio/visual equipment, room layout, food/drink)
Plan and coordinate specific programming for the event (guest speakers, determine how many election viewing areas and the content presented in those viewing areas)
If you are interested in serving on one or both of the subcommittees, please let Ms. Krisztina Tury (firstname.lastname@example.org) know byNEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH. Subsequent planning meetings will be established soon after that deadline.
Let's make 2012 memorable by volunteering for the 2012 Election Night Watch Party Committee! #ElectionClass #WeAreInThisTogether