#hcsmca Meetup Roundup
Congratulations everyone! Our first-ever pan-Canadian #hcsmca tweetup was a tremendous success. In-person meetups took place across the country from Halifax to Victoria. The biggest take-away from the event was that we should do it again! And we will.
First let’s have a pictorial look, including some initial results of the collective assignment from east to west.
Halifax started things off in the east, hosting an enthusiastic group of Twitter veterans and un-initiated alike.
Ottawa was home of the bilingual meetup. I hope we can bring more French-English conversation to #hcsmca.
With over 30 people attending the Toronto meetup, it was a challenge to follow all the conversations. But we were able to capture in 3 words or less what #hcsmca means to some of the attendees.
Despite the power outage in the neighbourhood, Edmonton‘s meetup participants kept the conversations electrified, particularly by @rajshermanMLA‘s incredible recounting of his experience with social media in the ER.
…values guide actions, guide vision. So let’s start with “we value each other”, followed by we value:
- honesty in communication
- humility (aka being grounded)
- consulting with each other
- working towards a common understanding
And finally in Victoria, all conversation went smoother with oysters.
I particularly liked Vancouver’s idea of the next tweetup taking on a pecha kucha format with several different people giving short talks and then mingling afterward.
Thank you everyone for contributing to the fabulous success of the first #hcsmca tweetup, both on- and offline. Read more about the evening’s conversations in the transcript. Be sure to post links to your summaries and photos of the event, using the comments to this blog.