Social Media, Tsunamis, and Crisis Management

We’ve made a late change in our agenda! Our March meeting will address the recent tsunami in Hawaii. While the experience is still fresh with us all, we want to hear from the experts and from you! Think of this as real life intelligence gathering, so we can go back to our organizations with better laid plans for future events. It is always easier when we have a real example rather than trying to manufacture a viable plan from “what if’s.”

We would like to create a white paper out of this meeting to share with the Hawaii business and nonprofit community, so your insights and feedback are important to makeing this the best it can be! We welcome virtual attendees! Please go ahead and register so we can send you last minute details. Then join us IRT via the Twitter tag #SMCHI or in the chat room at our live video stream:

Brian Shiro, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Our guest expert will be Brian Shiro, a geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. He will be able to share with us some of what takes place behind the scenes where the high tech and mission-critical monitoring is taking place. We will also track what things you saw – or didn’t see – that help us all respond quickly and with aloha. Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianShiro.

UPDATE 16 March 2011:
View informational slides that Brian prepared here.
View Judi Clark’s live blog report from the meeting here.
Read the US Navy’s social media communication plan during the tsunami warning.
Read the Pacific Business News report indicating local government leaders missed the boat posting updates to their web communities. (I’d venture to say so did PBN. Their Twitter feed is a one-way bot that only puts out links to their published articles. Not really getting it.)

1. Register Now and Join us on March 15th.
There will be food and drinks for purchase (so the event itself is FREE). Plus, eat pupus and reload your wine card at Amuse with deep Tuesday discounts!
2. Use and Follow the tag: #SMCHI
That stands for Social Media Club Hawaii and helps us track the conversation and photos about this event!

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm.
Location: Amuse Wine Bar
Cost: Attendance is FREE! Drinks and food will be available for purchase; special discounts apply!
Dress: Anything goes. Please bring your business cards and smart phones. Everyone is welcome!
Be smart and register now so you will have a pre-printed nametag and can sign in without standing in line!
There is free parking in the Design Center garage. Entrance is on Piikoi St, just off Kapiolani Blvd.

6:00 – 6:15 pm Networking
6:15 – 7:15 pm Discussion
7:15 – 7:30 pm Networking

Register for Free at Eventbrite

11 thoughts on “Social Media, Tsunamis, and Crisis Management

    1. Perfect! Does this mean we will see you there tomorrow? And Dave, sounds like it is time for you to become a professional member of the Social Media Club! See the home page for external link to the parent org – a global nonprofit educational association for social media practitioners.

  1. 100% agreed – word to word! To me Social Media is the most hyped around buzz word of current times. We all know it; We all understand it; And we all are, well at times, upset about it. I have tried to use simple techniques like “Learn about Time Management”, “Define your goals properly”, “Prioritize your activities”, etc. to make sure I don’t get addicted and glued to my facebook account all the time. I have tried to capture all that in my blog:

    Hope it will help others too.


  2. Great event last nite! Amuse Wine Bar treated us so well and the space was great for our needs.

    Brian – you are the tsunami rockstar now – get used to it!

    Ron – awesome to see you there and hope you return.

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