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Tweet: Student social media conference coming May 12

Twitter causing you to throw tantrums? Does Facebook have you feeling frazzled? There’s a solution to such technology-related ailments.

Twitter causing you to throw tantrums? Does Facebook have you feeling frazzled? There’s a solution to such technology-related ailments.

Boise State’s Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) will host a conference on social media May 12 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Simplot Ballroom of the Student Union. According to organizers, the goal is to help Boise organizations understand the full potential of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

CGSA will review social media strategies that have been effective for organizations and discuss how social media is changing the dynamics of human communication by presenting findings of recent studies that examine trends in the industry.

“Social media is changing interpersonal and organizational communication, advertising and public relations, and has implications for ethics and society,” said CGSA officer Nick Wynkoop.

The cost of attending the conference, which includes admissions for all staff, is $50 for businesses, $25 for non-profit organizations and individuals, and $5 for students. According to a press release, funds raised from the conference will assist CGSA to create a richer academic experience for graduate students in the Department of Communication.

CGSA is also looking for a sponsoring organization to assist in funding refreshments and published materials for the conference. In return, CGSA will display this organization’s banner at the conference and place the sponsoring organization’s logo on all published material.

Seating is limited to 100 people. Those interested in attending the conference are encouraged to register early. To make reservations for the conference or for more information, email CGSA@boisestate.edu. They also have a Facebook page.