It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s the Meeting News Twitter feed!

Twitter_TransparentThe AAD Meeting News Twitter feed has grown tremendously since it debuted in February 2012. At this time last year, the Academy’s Summer Meeting News reported being just shy of 400 followers — and now @AADMtgs has 1,360 followers — nearly a quadrupling of followers!

Even if you’re not an avid tweeter year-round, logging in around meeting time is helpful because it’s a one-stop shop, so to speak, with tons of information about the meeting, from registration, travel, and great restaurants and activities, to session coverage, updates, and reminders about popular events. It’s also a space to talk about your favorite sessions or speakers, connect with colleagues, and ask questions. Best of all, it’s speedy. With Twitter’s 140-character limit, you won’t get bogged down sifting through a lot of text. Plus, staying connected is easier than ever before now that the Meeting News feed is accessible via the Academy’s mobile app.

If the thought of joining Twitter causes fear or anxiety, review our brief guide to getting started with Twitter. It’s a simple, easy-to-use reference that demystifies the symbols and language of Twitter.

For Summer Academy Meeting 2013, the #AAD13 hashtag will continue to be used. Be sure to include this hashtag in any and all tweets about the Summer Academy Meeting so they can be easily searched by those looking to follow the Twitter conversation surrounding the meeting. If the word “hashtag” sends you into a tailspin, then definitely check out the getting started with Twitter guide mentioned above.

Head to to create an account and get started, or if you’re already on Twitter, search for “@AADMtgs” and follow us to stay up-to-date on all the latest Summer Meeting news and activities!