In this first post back from my summer hiatus, I’ll be outlining the sessions I plan to attend at AOM 2012 in Boston this coming Monday and Tuesday.
This year’s AOM will be a little different for me than in previous years. For readers that don’t know, I’m the Technology Czar for the Organizational Behavior division of AOM. That means I coordinate all things technology for the division. This year, I’m spearheading a new group: the Social Media Committee (SMC). As part of our responsibilities, the SMC will be creating a new video podcast with interviews of OB scholars to be placed on the OB website. Unfortunately for you, dear readers, that means I will be much busier than in previous years.
Typically, I live-blog the AOM conference through my Twitter account. I am hopeful that I can do this again, but we’ll need to play it a bit by ear.
On the bright side (or not, depending on your perspective), there is not much technology-related research at AOM this year, so there’s not much for me to schedule around. I take this to reflect a general disinterest from AOM in how the Internet is changing the workplace and employee experiences with it. But in any case, it means that I have few sessions to attend. One of the ones I am most excited about is one that I am facilitating: a symposium exploring the use of social media in employee selection. Otherwise, it’s a little bleak.
Here’s a list of all the sessions I’m interested in. Note that despite the low number, I will definitely not be able to attend all of them since there are overlaps, and I have other required events that I must attend. But I will try to hit all I can.
|Session Title||Session Type||Sponsor||Date/Time||Location|
|Connecting the Academy through Technology||Meeting||AAA||Sunday, 2PM||Hynes 209|
|CSR and Communication in Social Media Environments||Symposium||SIM, CMS||Monday, 11:30AM||Marriott, Provincetown|
|Online Communities and Micro-Blogs||Roundtable||OCIS||Monday, 1:15PM||Sheraton, Hampton A|
|From Twitter to Virtual Worlds||Roundtable||MED||Monday, 1:15PM||Marriott, Nantucket|
|OB Lifetime Achievement Address (Richard Hackman)||Social Event||OB||Tuesday, 9AM||Park Plaza, Ballroom|
|Online Communities||Paper Session||OCIS||Tuesday, 9:45AM||Sheraton, Fairfax A|
|The Role of Social Media and On-Line Resources in Selection||Roundtable||HR||Tuesday, 1:15PM||Park Plaza, Newbury|