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TRB hosts social media workshop for transportation community


 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Research Board is holding a free, online-only, day-long workshop to educate the transportation community on the uses of social media on Wednesday, Sept. 21. "Keeping up with Communication Technology: An Online Workshop on the Practical Use of Social Media" will include two plenary sessions and eight breakout sessions. Each session will feature a speaker or host from the transportation industry. Those registered may participate in as many or as few sessions as desired.

"Attendees will learn about new social media communication tools from transportation industry experts and like a brick and mortar meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their peers," said a TRB statement on the workshop. "The workshop's website also includes pre-recorded case studies and tutorials as resources for attendees to use either before or after the workshop."

Registration for the workshop, sponsored by the TRB Committee Communications Coordinators Council and the TRB Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation, will remain open throughout the workshop. However, those interested should register in advance due to space limitations.

Specific session information and workshop registration is available at www.trb.org/conferences/socialmediaonlineworkshop2011.aspx.

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