Academy of Management Conference Upcoming Live-Blogging
There’s been a noticeable lack of posts in the last two weeks, and there are a few reasons for that.
First of all, it’s the summer, and that means academics (like me) are all out traveling. I’ve been away on various business and personal trips for the last month or so, which makes it a little hard to prepare blog posts.
Second, and more importantly, the Academy of Management [AOM] 2010 conference is coming up in a week! This is the largest and arguably most important conference to management scholars, where the latest in academic management research is presented. This year, I am participating in three major presentations: 1) a professional development workshop teaching attendees about social media and its potential, 2) a panel discussion with several prominent management folks discussing best practices and challenges associated with deploying and handling social media in actual organizations, and 3) a caucus where Gordon Schmidt and I will be discussing social media in a much more open format with anyone who happens to stop by.
I am also the technology czar for the Organizational Behavior division of AOM, which means I have service responsibilities while I’m there too. So if you happen to be attending any official OB division AOM events, look for the people in executive committee dress (which I believe will be blue polo shirts this year!) and say hello! I will most likely be the man behind the camera.
As I did during SIOP 2010, I plan to live-blog my experiences and the presentations that I attend. I’ll also be posting a tentative schedule in the next couple of days so that readers will know roughly what to expect. The conference is in Montreal. Because I don’t have an international phone plan, that unfortunately means that I will be tethered to wireless Internet access points. As a result, live-blogging may not be possible – for now, we’ll just hope.
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